Relative Righteousness (Romans 2:1-11)

The following 3 tracts are specifically designed to deal with someone who thinks that he is going to be able to “escape the judgment of God” because he lives a pretty good life. These tracts assume that the reader has responded positively to both God Consciousness and Wrath Consciousness, but is thinking and doing the very thing Paul deals with in Romans 2:1-11.

 

2015-02-06_210512 You May Be Good,
But Are You Perfectly Righteous In God’s Sight?
This tract focuses upon the fact that it is only perfect righteousness that God’s Justice can accept. Comparative goodness or relative righteousness just will not be acceptable, no matter how good a person thinks he is. Someone who thinks that his good works and basic good living are somehow going to work in his favor when he stands before God, needs to be confronted with the fact that God can only accept perfect, flawless righteousness. Nothing less will do. And, in view of this, he needs to face up to the fact that he does not have perfect righteousness on his own. (Available at our Bookstore)
2015-02-06_210604  Do You Really Want A Fair Deal From God?This tract focuses upon the oft heard declaration, “All I want from God is a fair deal,” and exposes the folly of it. In fact it is declarations like this that clearly manifest the fact that the one who says it is banking on his relative righteousness to be his ‘ticket to heaven.’ In focusing upon the “fair deal” thinking, this tract takes Romans 2:3-4 and confronts the reader with the error and folly of his thinking. It appeals to him to change his mind like God tells him to do, and then it presents to him the only way that he can ever have the perfect righteousness that he needs in order to escape the judgment of God — i.e. as a gift of God freely given to him in response to faith in Christ as his all-sufficient Savior. (Available at our Bookstore)
2015-02-06_185810  Do You Have Genuine Peace With God?This tract focuses upon the erroneous notion that many possess when they think that they have ‘made their peace with God’ by turning their lives around. It is still common to hear someone say, ‘I’ve made my peace with God,’ and meaning by it that one day he realized he was a sinner, but told God that he would clean up his life and do the best he could. He figures that by doing so God is no longer displeased or angry with him, and that he now has ‘peace with God.’This tract exposes the error of this thinking and appeals to the reader to change his mind. It then proclaims to him that though it is impossible for him to make his own ‘peace with God,’ God has made it possible for him to have genuine “peace with God” through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (Available at our Bookstore)