This is the title of a recently issued, brief (11-page) pamphlet written by Rev. Steven Houck and published by the Peace Protestant Reformed Church in Lansing, Illinois.

I have been asked to bring this pamphlet to the attention of the readership of the Standard Bearer, and I do so enthusiastically. The pamphlet is unique in that it is intended to be a soundly Reformed means of witnessing to the unconverted and unchurched.

The pamphlet succeeds. It is a written form of the biblical call of the gospel to those who are not converted to Christ and who may have little or no knowledge of Scripture and its doctrines. It is God-centered. It exposes sin, particularly the guilt of sin. It sets forth Christ as God’s one and only way of salvation. It calls every one to believe on this Christ. It bluntly confronts every sinner with his total inability to save himself, including his inability of himself to believe. From the very beginning, it unapologetically bases itself on Holy Scripture. It does not try to present Him who is the truth by means of the lie that God loves everyone and sincerely desires to save all.

The style is simple, clear, and pointed.

This is the pamphlet to put into the hands of an unbelieving neighbor or relative. Then discuss it with him or her.

The pamphlet can be obtained from the Peace PRC, P.O. Box 5634, Lansing, IL 60438. A single copy is free. For quantities of 12 or more, the cost is 35 cents per copy plus postage.

An excerpt from the pamphlet follows:

Man’s situation seems hopeless. How can we escape the wrath of God and everlasting destruction in hell? How can sinners ever come to know God intimately and live in fellowship with Him? How can a sinner be holy? It is impossible for man. Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? Not one (Job 14:4). But what is impossible for man is not impossible for God. The glorious Creator, Sustainer, and Ruler of the world is also the Savior, Who delivers from sin, death, and hell. God says, I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour (Isaiah 43:11). The true God is not only a holy and righteous God Who must punish sinners, but He is also a God of love and grace Who shows mercy. In His grace and love, He has sent Jesus Christ to accomplish salvation. God, in Jesus Christ, is the only Savior (p. 7).