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solute proof that he was, indeed, the Son of God.

If that is the sincere desire of your heart, you can use this prayer as a guide for your own words:

The Author of Life that conquers the enemy of

Lord, I confess that I have sinned against you often. And I admit that I deserve to be punished for the wrongs I have done. But I believe that when Jesus died, he paid the penalty for my sins. I now ask you to forgive me and to make me a new person from the inside out. Amen.

mankind: death. Rising from the dead proved Jesus had paid the price of our sin then conquered death itself. Before he returned to heaven he met with over 500 of his followers to leave final instructions and encouragement (see 1 Corinthians 15:1–9).

—Brian Bill Apart from Jesus there is no way to be saved. You cannot get to heaven on your own, not even by jumping through religious hoops. The only way to reach God is to believe in Jesus who gave his life in place of ours: “Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God.”9 Jesus is the way that must be taken, the truth that must be believed, and the life that must be

Bible references: 1John 14:6, 2Acts 4:12, 31 Timothy 2:5–6, 1 John 5:12, 5Matthew 7:13–14, 6Hebrews 13:8, 7John 8:32, 8 John 3:18, 91 Peter 3:18, 10John 6:37.

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trusted in. Will you believe in the only one who can bring you to God? Place your belief in Christ today. He promises, “whoever comes to me I will never cast out.”10

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Christ’s resurrection from the dead was the ab-


there is one mediator between God and men, the man

THE ONLY WAY Would you ever try to drive from New York to Chicago

Jesus claimed: “I am the way.” • And one of Christ’s disciples, John, wrote without apology, “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have

Jesus does not merely show the way; he is the only

the Son of God does not have life.”

way to God. He spans the otherwise unreachable

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distance between a righteous God and unrighteous

by heading for Miami? Of course not. We all know that

The Bible, God’s book, makes it clear that apart from

to get to a desired destination we have to take the right

Christ there is absolutely no way to the Father and no

road.

eternal life in heaven to look forward to. Other reli-

The same thing is true of trying to get to heaven, yet many believe that all religions lead to God. The Bible radically disagrees: • Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” 1 • The early church leader, Peter, clearly proclaimed that “There is salvation in no one else [but Jesus], for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” 2 He spoke those words despite the very real risk of death by the same religious leaders who had crucified Christ weeks before! • The apostle Paul, author of several New Testament books of the Bible, wrote that “There is one God, and

Jesus' Exclusive Claims

Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all.” 3

gions offer systems of thought that try to cross the gap between man and God, but Jesus is the only one who

sinners—us! Jesus claimed: “I am the truth.” Truth implies an objective standard that does not change with the whims of time or culture. “Jesus

has bridged that divide. Christ said that “the gate is wide

Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”6

and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those

Come to Jesus, and “you will know the truth, and the

who enter by it are many,” 5 but only those who take the

truth will set you free.” 7

narrow way, via Jesus Christ, find eternal life. Jesus claimed: “I am the life.” We are spiritually dead without Jesus but become spiritually alive when we believe fully in Jesus Christ for forgiveness and never-ending life. As the Bible says, “Whoever believes in him [Jesus, God’s Son] is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.” 8


If that is the sincere desire of your heart, you can use this prayer as a guide for your own words: Lord, I confess that I have sinned against you often. And I admit that I deserve to be punished for the wrongs I have done. But I believe that when Jesus died, he paid the penalty for my sins. I now ask you to forgive me and to make me a new person from the inside out. Amen. —Brian Bill

Bible references: 1John 14:6, 2Acts 4:12, 31 Timothy 2:5–6, 1 John 5:12, 5Matthew 7:13–14, 6Hebrews 13:8, 7John 8:32, 8 John 3:18, 91 Peter 3:18, 10John 6:37.

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The Only Way

Good News Tracts

Just like a road from New York to Chicago won't lead to Miami, there's only one way that leads to heaven--through Jesus Christ. Bible references: ESV. Package contains 25 tracts.

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The Only Way