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How Good Is Good Enough? How Bad Is Too Bad?

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  • Estimated shipping date: Friday, August 17 (Click for more details)
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  • Format: Folded Gospel Tract
  • Paper: Gloss Text
  • Size: 3.5" x 5.5"
  • Pages: 4
  • Versions: KJV, NKJV

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The full text of this gospel tract is shown below in the KJV version. (It is also available in NKJV. Select the one you want to order using the “Version” buttons above.)

Many people, while admitting they have sinned, think that they are still good enough to go to Heaven on their own merits. Others think they have sinned so much that they are too bad to go to Heaven.


Just how good does a person have to be to earn eternal life and live forever in Heaven? According to God’s standard (the only standard that really counts) a person would have to live an absolutely perfect life to earn eternal life. Not one lie; not one bad thought; not one disrespectful word to their parents, etc. Perfect.

Do you think you have fulfilled and maintained this strict standard? Romans 3:19 says, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.” Wow! The whole world stands guilty before God. No one can argue that they have lived a perfect life. No one … not you, not me, no one.

We don’t like to think about it, but it’s true …we all have sinned (Romans 3:10, 23). But, you may say, “I’ve never committed any terrible sins. I’ve been pretty good.” Perhaps you are right, but is pretty good, good enough? NO, it’s not! In fact, some sins that we consider minor are really major in the Lord’s eyes. Have you ever murdered anyone? Consider this: “Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him” (1 John 3:15). Could it be that we are greater sinners than we realize? Could it be that we are not all that good after all? We need to keep in mind that, “The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7).


Maybe you are one who thinks you have sinned so much that there is no forgiveness for you. We often offend people so greatly that they may refuse to forgive us, but God is love (1 John 4:8) and He loves to forgive. To those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord would assure us, “I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more” (Jeremiah 31:34). Under God’s inspiration, the apostle Paul wrote, “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief” (1 Timothy 1:15). This tells us that the world’s greatest sinner has found forgiveness and is saved. If he can be saved then we can all be saved!

So, none are without sin, but none are without hope, either. The Lord wants “all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4). By now, you may be asking, “What do I have to do to be saved?” A sinner in Bible times asked the same question. The answer was simple, yet profound, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” (Acts 16:31).

That’s it? That’s all there is to it? YES! The Lord Jesus did all the work. Simply put your trust in the finished work (death, burial, and resurrection) of the Lord Jesus Christ, and God will save you … right here, right now. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9). Won’t you bow your knee to the Lord Jesus right now and confess that He is Lord? No matter how good you think you are or how bad you think you are, the Lord saves all those who come to Him in faith. “All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37). —C.T.C.


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How do I order imprinting?

Gospel Tracts: Most of our gospel tracts can be personalized. When reviewing the product options, you will see an option called “Add Imprinting (+$4)”. Selecting this option will reveal a form where you can enter the desired text (and optional logo). All imprints are reviewed by our staff before printing.

Calendar Cards: All of our calendar card tracts are available with imprinting. You can specify up to 4 lines of text to be custom-printed on the cards for you. Simply type your text in the form that appears when ordering these cards.

Other Items: You can also order personalized postcard tracts, and most items in our print-on-demand tract library are available with personalization. However, please note that Tract Assortments, Motion Tracts, Mini Tracts, booklets, and some Believers Tracts cannot be imprinted.

More questions about imprinting

How much does tract imprinting cost? The imprinting charge is $4 per pack for tracts. There are no setup fees or minimum or maximum quantity limits, so when you order an imprinted item, feel free to order as few or as many copies as you want.

How much does calendar card imprinting cost? The imprinting charges are already built into the pricing for personalized calendar cards. There are no additional charges or fees.

How long will it take to get my imprinted items? Tract imprints up to 3,000 copies (per title) require 2-3 business days for printing. Tract imprints of 3,000 or more copies (per title) usually require 2-3 weeks for printing. Imprinted calendar cards are usually shipped in about 1 week.

Where does my information get printed? Every tract has a reserved space on the back (approximately 1" tall x 3" wide) for imprinting. The calendar card has a reserved space on the calendar side (beside the year). Your imprint will go in this space. When ordering, take a look at the live preview shown on-screen.

How much text can my imprint include? There is room for up to 5 lines of text on Gospel Tracts (4 lines on calendar cards), with approximately 40 characters per line. Adding more text would require the text to be so small that we don't recommend it.

What if I need to include more information? Take a look at our customized invitation tracts. They allow for much more information (service times, custom photos, etc.). For the ultimate in personalization, we can even create a fully-custom tract just for you.

Can I add a logo or image? Yes, you can upload your own custom logo or image. Remember that adding an image to your imprint reduces the amount of room available for text, and you should limit your text accordingly. 

Do I have to enter my information over and over? Nope. If you are ordering multiple items with the same imprint, you can enter all of the details with the first item, and then enter “same” on Line 1 for the others. Likewise, if you have ordered imprinted tracts in the past and want to use the same information, simply enter “same as before”. All orders are carefully reviewed, and we will link everything together for you before printing.