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A GOOD BUNKIE!

If you are, or have been in prison, the military, or a college campus, I think you will understand how GREAT it is to share a room with a GOOD BUNKIE. Sometimes around the early years of 2000 one of the Michigan prisons had a newspaper, an article on a good Bunkie include the following: A GOOD BUNKIE: Helps keep the room clean. Is quiet. Uses headphones to watch TV or listen to radio, at a sound level only he hears. Covers his mouth when he coughs or sneezes. Doesnt slam the door. Doesnt leave his dirty clothes on or near his Bunkies area. Takes full responsibility for any rules he violates in the room. If one Bunkie has some sort of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder he wont let it interfere with his Bunkie. Now, mind you, the list went on.. to about 30 different areas. Even if some items seemed a little nitpicky, it still came down to the fact that we should all try to give respect to our Bunkie. Being a Bunkie does not mean you have to be best friends, it just means getting along peacefully with respect.

Well if YOU can become a better Bunkie, why not work at it, it just creates peace in the room. What would be wrong with THAT? Unfortunately, no matter how GOOD of a Bunkie you are, being good wont get you into Heaven! Oh, yes, we ALL need to live with each other peacefully, this world would be a really GREAT place if we truly had world peace. We should work together for that goal. However good we are, even if it benefits us in this life, it WILL NOT get us into Heaven! So then, how do we get into Heaven? Be good? NO! Go to church? NO! Say certain prayers? NO! Paying your tithes? NO! Feed the hungry? NO! Give money to charity? NO! Make a secret deal with God? NO! There is only ONE WAY into Heaven. Jesus Christ (who is God in the flesh) said this: I AM THE WAY. When you realize that NO ONE that has ever lived on this earth (except Jesus Christ) has been without sin, then you realize that YOU are a sinner! A sinner, in Gods eyes must end up in hell! But, because God loved us, He made a WAY for us to get into Heaven. Consider your sins, consider the WAY to Heaven.

CON-TRACTS Editor & Founder : Paul Bero, Michigan Prisoner #192686 Artwork by: Kirk Fitchett Michigan Prisoner #229400

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This tract is 2012. However, we invite anyone to reprint it for free distribution to prisoners.

The ABC's of Salvation:


Despite the "wisdom" and foolishness of the world, God has made perfect Salvation simple. "Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13). Your salvation experience is the beginning of your personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The steps to salvation are as simple as "A.B.C."

A. Admit that you are a sinner in need of God.


A relationship with Jesus Christ begins with your admission that you need God. You must admit you need God to do three things: 1. You need God to forgive you of your sins, those attitudes or actions that don't meet God's standards. "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:8-9). 2. You need God to give you eternal life. "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23).

3. You need God to show you His purpose for your life. "The thief [Satan] does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I [Jesus] have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." (John 10:10).

B. Believe that Jesus Christ died and rose again for your sins.
The penalty for your sin is death. But God loves you so much, He provides a way for you to escape that penalty. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16). Jesus can and will save anyone from an eternity without God. He died and rose again for your justification, to right your relationship with God. Believe that Jesus Rose From The Dead. "He [Jesus] was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification." (Romans 4:25). Belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus for your sins is essential for salvation, but it is not enough. "You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe--and tremble." (James 2:19). You must do more than believe in Jesus. You must confess him as Lord of your life; He must be the one in control.

him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9-10). The following prayer is one you can say right now to confess Jesus as Lord and ask Him to save you: Dear God, I admit I am a sinner in need of You. Please forgive me of my sins and give me abundant life here on earth and eternal life with You in heaven. I believe Jesus died and rose again for my sins. I confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of my life. Thank You for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen. Scripture Promise if you have accepted Christ: 1 John 5:11-13 And the witness is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that you may know that you have eternal life.

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C. Confess Jesus Christ as Lord of your life.


Confessing Jesus as Lord means to commit total control of your life to Christ. You give him the ownership of your life. He becomes your new boss. If you confess Jesus as Lord of your life, the Bible says you will be saved. "If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised