** This tract is printed on a light-weight card and is the size and shape of a checkbook holder. It has two slots for you to put in money -- any size bill you wish. We strongly suggest that you use brand new bills, which you can obtain through your bank (there's something clean and fresh about new bills). You can hand out these tracts anywhere, or drop one in the envelope when you pay your bills. Why not aim at giving out $365 each year -- one tract containing one dollar each day? **
Why give away money?
There are four reasons: First. As a small token of apology for the fact that so many have asked for money in the name of Christianity. Christians should be giving to the community, not taking from it.
The second reason is to ask you an important question. Do you consider yourself to be a good person? Let's look at the Ten Commandments and see if you are. Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen anything? (The value of the item is irrelevant). Have you ever used God's Name in vain? Jesus said, "Whoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart." Have you ever looked with lust? Will you be guilty or innocent on the Day of Judgment? Will you go to Heaven or Hell?
If you are guilty of breaking those four, God sees you as a "lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart," and the Bible makes it clear that you will end up in Hell. But there is good news. Even though we broke God's Law (the Ten Commandments), He became a man to pay the fine. Jesus suffered and died on the cross (taking our punishment upon Himself), then He rose from the dead: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." God doesn't want you to go to Hell. He can forgive you and grant you the gift of everlasting life, so confess your sins to Him right now, put your trust in Jesus, and you will pass from death to life.
The third reason for giving you the money is to show you that you have faith. Perhaps you are saying, "How can I know if the gospel is true?" Maybe you felt the same about this gift, but you had enough faith to open it and see if money was inside. Do the same with the gospel. This gift was mere money. God's gift is everlasting life -- so what are you waiting for? You may not have tomorrow . . .
The fourth reason: The information you are now reading was hidden from you by the money. The Bible says the things of God are hidden from you because of your sin. Allow God to wash away your sins and your eyes will suddenly be opened to a whole new realm.
Pray something like this: "Dear God, today I turn away from all of my sins (name them). I put my trust in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. Please forgive me, change my heart, and grant me your gift of everlasting life. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen." Then read your Bible daily, and obey what you read (see John 14:21). Go now to www.livingwaters.com and click on "Save Yourself Some Pain." There you will find important principles that will help you grow in your faith.
Awesome tool! Review by John
Been using these for a while. Gave away a bunch to my bible study just to hear how they would enjoy giving them away. In my opinion-1$ is not enough (anymore), but 5$ might temp them to buy beer or alcohol, so tomorrow I'm going to the bank to try and get 2$ bills. I know I'm not responsible for what they do with the money I give away, but I'd rather it be used for food or something other than alcohol.... (Posted on 7/26/2016)
Thanks for a great tool for the gospel! Review by Bobanderson7
My wife and several friends and I have been handing these out with $1 in each one at Iowa State University. We have been able to hand out around 500 in about 45 minutes; in the last week (Friday to Friday) we visited the campus three times and handed out around 1750. I'd say 98% take them and the majority actually thank us. Its too cold to stand around and talk much (around 20 degrees this past Friday) so these are great to simply hand out. Thanks for a great tool for the gospel! (Posted on 1/19/2015)
I've used these tracts for about 6 years Review by marchforth
I've used these tracts for about 6 years - I put a million dollar bill in them with a $1 or $5 bill on top, and I give them out to folks at the gas pump, to wait staff in restaurants, to drive thru workers, convenience store clerks, folks in the grocery store, and after a one-to-ones to illustrate the free gift of salvation and the need to accept/receive the free gift. (Posted on 1/19/2015)
A great tract! Review by genrev856
A great tract! Handed one with a $5 bill to a homeless man with a card board sign today. He took it willingly and said thank you. I could see him reading it thoroughly as I drove away. Also great to give to youth, which I am preparing to do for the high schoolers that wait for a bus just 50 feet from my door. (Posted on 1/19/2015)
I have received a "thank you" from all those I have given these to. Review by nae737
I have received a "thank you" from all those I have given these to. One night, I handed one to a lady who had just cussed. Upon reading the tract she immediately apologized, ran over to me, hugged and thanked me for giving it to her. To God be the Glory!! (Posted on 1/19/2015)