Salvation message letter to unsaved friends
and family. ..
letter for unsaved friends and family
often one thing or another keeps us from explaining God's
salvation message completely and clearly to loved ones. Too many are slipping into eternity for
us to continue ignoring this. If the opportunity to personally share the
salvation message just never seems to be right, consider mailing
them a heart-felt letter explaining it. Now that personal letters
are rarely sent via USPS mail, letters like this get special
encourage you to copy the salvation message letter below,
personalize it however you think best and
mail it to your
Also e.mail this
text or a link for this web page
www.integrity-tr.com/Salvation-Message-Letter.html to your Christian
encourage them to send letters like this to all their
non-Christian friends. You also have my permission to post this
salvation message letter on
any web site (churches, blogs, evangelism sites, etc.). Please
don't give me credit for it. Use anonymous or just omit the source.
1. Think of a friend, coworker, sales clerk or family member
you would like to send this salvation message letter to and
customize it for them.
2. Call them and set a time to meet (for breakfast or
dinner) in about ten days.
3. Mail a hard copy of your letter (printed on both sides).
Feel free to copy and paste the salvation message from this web page
(Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C, Alt+Tab, Ctrl+V).
4. Pray, pray, pray!
5. Meet them (be prompt with Bible in hand) and discuss your
6. Repeat steps 1-5 for the rest of your life.
* Name *
I know this is a very long letter. This is the longest letter I
ever sent. It took me a long time to complete. This will take a
while for you to read. But this isn't much longer than a chapter
in your average book. If the topic wasn't so important I wouldn't
have sent such a long letter. Initially I started to handwrite it,
but I had to make so many revisions, I couldn't legibly improve on
thoughts that developed as I wrote the letter.
This poem triggered the thought that I need to write this letter
to you sooner rather than later.
My friend I stand in judgment now, And
feel that you’re to blame somehow.
On earth I walked with you day by day, And never did you point the
You knew the Lord in truth
and glory, But never did you tell me the story.
My knowledge then was dim, You could have led me straight to Him.
Though we lived together on earth, You never told
me of the second birth.
And now I stand condemned this day, Because of what you failed to
You taught me many things,
that’s true, I called you friend and trusted you.
Now I learn it’s too late, But you could have saved me from this
We walked by day and talked by night, And yet you
showed me not the light.
You let me live and die, Though you knew I’d never live on high.
Yes, I called you friend in
life, And laughed with you through joy and strife.
And yet on coming to the end ... I cannot call you my
Over the years there were numerous times I wanted to make a clear
presentation about the good news written in the Bible. But, I
withheld speaking this important truth for a few reasons. I didn't
want to make you feel uncomfortable, sometimes I was nervous and
feared you would think less of me. I didn't want to come across as
pushy. I thought timing might get better later in the day or later
in the friendship. I could go on with excuses, but as I reread
this poem, I can't help but feel I didn't do right by you.
Since __________[Christmas/Easter/death] is approaching, this is
good timing to reflect on this message and make this season the
most meaningful one. Although this letter may not do a good job of
communicating my love for you and my desire for your best
interests, I hope you know that is in my heart.
There are verses in the Bible that give credibility to the above
Luke 16:19-31 [Jesus speaking]]
"There was a rich man who was clothed
in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.
And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with
sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's
table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor
man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich
man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he
lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his
side. And he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and
send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my
tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.' But Abraham said,
'Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good
things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is
comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this,
between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that
those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none
may cross from there to us.' And he said, 'Then I beg you, father,
to send him to my father's house-- for I have five brothers --so
that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of
torment.' But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let
them hear them.' And he said, 'No, father Abraham, but if someone
goes to them from the dead, they will repent.' He said to him, 'If
they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be
convinced if someone should rise from the dead.'"
I know we had a few conversations of a spiritual nature, but those
were no substitute for a thorough presentation about God's love
and plan for us, the eternal consequences of sin and the good news
about how we can get right with God.
I hope you know me well enough to know that I don't have a
than thou' mindset. I too am a sinner in need of a savior, no more
or less than anyone else. I don't
deserve heaven. Although I was born
with a sinful and selfish nature, that eventually changed after I asked God to help me.
I could disclose the skeletons in my closet, but there is no need
to do that. We all have deep dark things we try to forget or
Do you know where you will spend eternity? Are you
going to make it into heaven or is there a chance you
might end up in hell?
"... there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God
over one sinner who repents."
God smiles on us when we genuinely want to learn about
Him and His ways. Ignoring Him is not a good idea.
Many people have their own beliefs about God and how
to get right with Him. God doesn't adapt His ways to
conform to our beliefs any more than parents conform
to their children's beliefs. Assumptions and wishful
thinking are among the worst ways to conclude anything
about anyone, especially God. We need to learn what
God says about Himself. In this age of political
correctness and moral relativism, God has not changed.
Moreover He has the final say in everything. Let's
take a look at what God has to tell those who make
incorrect assumptions about Him.
the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: “Who is
this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Now prepare
yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me.
“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me,
if you have understanding.
Job 38:1-4 T
Chapters 38-42 of the book of Job in the Bible are rich with verses that
establish God's authority and gives people a better perspective of
Then the LORD said to Job, "Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it. Then Job answered the LORD and said, Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth."
1 Corinthians 2:14 The
natural person does not accept the things of the
Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is
not able to understand them because they are
Because of the above
Bible verse it would be good for you to now pray this
short prayer: Father in Heaven, please have Your
Holy Spirit give me understanding of Your Bible
verses and to increase my faith in You. Thank You.
It is vain
for us to expect not to be held accountable for our sins or that
they are insignificant in comparison to the sins of criminals who
make the news. People are not God's standard for
righteousness ... Jesus is.
all our sins
"... for there is nothing concealed that will not be
revealed, or hidden that will not be known."
the wages of our sin?
For the wages of sin is death
[hell]; but the gift of God is
eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Our Universal Dilemma
We don't need to go
too far down the list of the Ten Commandments to learn
we are guilty of sin. For example: Thou shall not use
the Lord's name in vain. Honor your mother and father.
Thou shall not commit adultery/fornication. Thou shall
not steal. Thou shall not lie. Sin separates us from a
perfect and Holy God. Lying to God about our innocence
is not an option to get into heaven.
If someone has the
cure for cancer and keeps it to them self, the world
would call them cruel. But humanity has a greater and
more universal problem than cancer. It is sin. Sin is
what keeps us out of God's sinless heaven and condemns
us to sinful hell. And more people are ending up in
hell than heaven:
Matthew 7: 13-14
"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is
wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction
[hell], and there are many who enter through it.
For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads
to life [heaven], and there are few who find
think we get into heaven by being a good person. But how
good is good enough? If someone were to compare us to repeat
offenders in prison, we
would compare favorably. But if our works were to be compared to
Sister Theresa of Calcutta, we would fall far short. And is Sister
Theresa good enough to stand before a perfect and Holy God and
proudly state I am so good that I deserve heaven for eternity? At what point does God say,
enough, you no longer need to worry about your eternal destiny?"
The fact is,
if being good is the criteria for making it into heaven, nobody
can know before they die how much good is good enough to make it.
The following Bible verses make it clear that salvation is not earned by
doing good works, but is a free gift of God.
all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment....
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and
this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works,
so that no one can boast.
the law and stand before a judge you need to break only one law to be found guilty, suffer the penalty
and be labeled a convict ... right?
It is the same with God's laws. Just because we don't regularly commit the
worst sins, we are not innocent.
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
stand before a judge who knows you, you get a pass [assuming
he/she doesn't disqualify himself]. He/she will not
judge you and convict you. It is the same with Jesus. He is our Judge and He
passes on condemning His own.
even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to
the Son, so that all will honor the Son
even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does
not honor the Father who sent Him. "Truly, truly, I say to you, he
who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life,
and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into
Christians who are so in name
only (not by practice) and unbelievers have something in common. They both have a secret
fear that the Bible might be true. Today with easy access to
Bibles and people who are willing to share their knowledge of the Bible,
there is no excuse before God to not perform your due diligence to investigate this
issue. It is safer to believe the Bible than not to. If the Bible is wrong, Christians
lose nothing. If the Bible
is right, those who do not obey it, lose everything.
From everyone who has been given much, much will be required ..."
Some people believe that upon
physical death, their soul simply ceases to exist. This is a minority
opinion and is only an opinion. It is not supported on a solid
basis. It contradicts what the souls of most people tell them.
Moreover it contradicts the words of the only One Who came back
from the dead to tell us about it. If souls simply cease to exist
upon death of the body, then life is meaningless and our emotions
are a pathetic waste of energy. But life is not meaningless! God
has a divine purpose for each of us. With logic, reason and a little
faith, eternal life is a more plausible conclusion.
If you do not need all the details for each of the topics
below skim down to the topics most important to you, but keep in mind there is a lot of valuable information in between
the headings. And this web page is shorter than a chapter in your
average book and is more valuable.
Twenty-five+ years ago I realized that I didn't know where I was
going to spend eternity. Because life is short and eternity is
long, there is nothing more important than making sure we get it
into heaven. I then realized that if this is true, then God must
have established a way for us to know before we die where we will
spend eternity. It is not wise to let our eternal destiny be left
to blind chance.
I began to try to figure it
out on my own, but couldn't. So I prayed to God that He would show
me what I need to do in order to secure my place in heaven ...
before I die.
I began to
read the Bible and became extremely nervous when I got to John 3:3. There Jesus declares,
"I tell you the truth, no one can see the
kingdom of God unless he is born again."
I immediately knew I was in serious trouble. I was not born again
because nobody told me I needed to be born again. I didn't know
what it was, but knew I needed to find out.
everyone is born physically alive, but spiritually dead. From
birth we are selfish and focus on the physical. God commands us to have a
spiritual birth (the second birth) and to begin focusing on
spiritual and eternal matters.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what
he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that
nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the
Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
people trivialize what often is referred to as the Good News
of the Gospel. Many think they know what it is, yet they can't
explain it. Moreover they have not personalized it.
people think nobody can know before they die whether they will be
sent to heaven or hell. I thought the same until I realized that
is far too important of a matter to be left to chance. Once you arrive at your
eternal destiny it is too late to change course. One hundred years from now
we will be dead. One million years from now our bodies will still
be dead, but our spirits will be alive ... somewhere! What could
possibly be more important, than to know where you will spend all
of eternity? God is too loving to keep that a secret until it's
too late to change course.
How we get sin removed from our record
the cure for sin is accessible to all and is free!
Most people already know these three very important
1. Jesus died
on the cross for our sins
2. Jesus shed
His blood when He was crucified
suffered this painful death voluntarily for us (He did
not have to do this for Himself--He is sinless).
Therefore if we could
make it into heaven on our own by doing good things or
by some religious exercises, then Jesus was a fool …
He suffered voluntarily for nothing.
But Jesus is no fool! He paid the greatest price anyone paid for
anything and that is for our souls so we could make it
who ignore this costly gift He is offering to us for
free. (Think of how you would feel toward
who rejected your most costly possession.)
you can understand why God is
angry at those
So how can
we transition from insecurity to eternal security? We do this by
acknowledge that I am a sinner and my sin separates me from
truly repent of my sins and ask You to forgive me of my sins.
confess Jesus is Lord and that You raised Him from the dead. I
receive Jesus' shed blood and resurrection as His payment
for my sins.
4.) I ask
for your Holy Spirit to come into my heart to help me walk the straight
and narrow path that leads to life.
I prayed that prayer, I read: Matthew
10:28 "Do not fear
those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but
rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
Once I knew I was in right standing with God, this verse brought me more peace than anything I ever experienced.
What I am
communicating to you is not new or unique. This is the simple
Gospel message that has been preached for 2000 years all over the
world. This is the
message people lived for and died for. This is the message that
has been banned by many government
promoted by a few government officials. This is the message that stopped people in the midst of
suicide and divorce. This is the message that put families
together and tore them apart. This is the message that converted
people from all sorts of backgrounds: rich, poor, fools, wise,
slaves, kings, queens, prostitutes, alcoholics, drug addicts,
religious fanatics, atheists, but mostly common people.
significance of the blood of Jesus
might remember watching Charlton Heston play Moses in the movie The 10
Commandments. In that movie there is a true scene where the
streets are dark and quiet as the angel of death moves down the
street killing all first born males in homes that do not have the
blood of a lamb sprinkled on the door posts. That was the original
Passover holiday of the Jewish people. The angel did not inquire
about who lived there or about good deeds or bad deeds. He just looked for
the blood of the lamb. Those with the blood of a lamb covering the door posts
were passed over and got to live. Households with no blood covering suffered death.
is another sign pointing to our Messiah (Savior), Jesus Christ. The Bible tells
shedding of blood there is no forgiveness [of sins],
Hebrews 9:22. Just as the blood of an innocent lamb protected Jews
from physical death in Egypt, so too the blood of Jesus (the
innocent and sinless Lamb
of God) protects us from spiritual death. When we stand at the
Great White Throne
Judgment God gives a pass to those who have
the blood of Jesus covering their sins. He doesn't see their
misdeeds, but the righteousness of Jesus Christ covering them.
That is HUGE!
Hebrews 13:12 And so Jesus also suffered ... to
make the people holy through his own blood.
Revelation 1:5 And
from Jesus Christ, … Him that loved us, and washed us
from our sins in His own blood,
John 14:6 "Jesus said ..., 'I am the way, and the
truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but
John 3:18 [Jesus speaking] "He who believes in Him
is not judged; he
who does not believe has been judged already, because
he has not believed in the name of the only begotten
Son of God.
Sincerity of Faith
people are quite complacent with the belief system they were born
people think God doesn't care what you believe, as long as you are
devout to your beliefs. Besides the obvious question about how 'devout' is
'devout enough,' we need to ask if God really doesn't care
what people believe or practice.
There is a way
which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
media occasionally reports on people
who have enough faith to stand before a speeding train and believe
with all their heart that mind over matter will prevail and they will not be hurt. And many
more people believe if they strap a bomb onto themselves and kill Jews or
infidels, they will receive 70 virgins in heaven. Their devotion
to their faith is unquestioned, but reality sets in upon impact.
The Bible is clear that God requires us to learn about Him, His
ways and practice the right things.
people think all religions are equal and that they all lead to the path
to heaven. Those who are informed about the doctrines of the
religions know that is impossible, because they contradict each other. Religion
is man's way of reaching God. Christianity is God's way of
reaching man. Sounds like a play on words, but this a very
important point about the
uniqueness of the God of the Bible.
years I had hundreds of conversations with people about
"religion." Atheists and people in cults tried to convert me to
their religion. At some Christian events we discuss issues tougher than
most atheists raise. Nothing has shaken my faith. As a matter of
fact, my faith continues to strengthen.
I am a skeptic and do not make hasty
irrational decisions. It has been over 25 years since I accepted
Jesus Christ as my Savior. That was, by far, the most important
and best decision I ever made. Most born-again Christians feel the
same way. Click here to watch
an unrehearsed video of strangers
giving testimonies about their
before and after experiences:
I had something missing
in my life ...
I didn't want to live
It wasn't working out
for me ...
Hope and freedom
worries have all gone away.
[My life now is]
much suffering and evil
people wrestle with the age-old question: If God is good, why is
there so much evil in this world? But when people are asked, "Would you want God to have created you as a robot or as one
with free will?" They consistently respond, "Free will."
As you know, with free
will comes responsibility and consequences. The sin of humanity (not God) is the cause of evil
Adam and Eve only knew good when God created them. They learned
evil only upon eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of
good and evil (Genesis 2:16--3:24). Now all generations suffer the consequences of
knowing and choosing evil.
* Name * , we don't
need to worry about evil going unpunished. God promised to right
wrongs and reward us for our sufferings (the sufferings are
temporary and the rewards are everlasting). He will also take care of unrepentant sinners
and prevent them from causing us anymore problems.
God hates evil so much, that
He paid the ultimate price to
reconcile us to Him and take us away from all this evil and
suffering. He does not want to condemn us. God wants us to accept
His free offer of eternal life.
It is important for us to realize that God is all loving and all
powerful and that He will bring about His original plan for us
(eternity in paradise with Him, forever and ever!).
not a cheap gift to be disregarded
emotions too. We all heard the saying, "Hell hath no fury like a
woman scorned." If you stand before a judge who loves you and you
return that love, that judge will forgive you or pay your penalty
and let you go free. But if this Judge learns His love for you is
scorned, watch out!
willingly dying on the cross in payment for your sins, was the
absolute highest price anyone ever paid for anything! And ... that
was for the salvation of your soul! What can you offer to God in payment for
your sins? Can you think of anything more precious than an only
born child? But children are tainted with sin and are in need of a
Savior just like you do. Jesus
is sinless, thus only He is eligible to be our
Savior. To reject this ultimate sacrifice, brings His fury.
loves you so much that He didn't hold back His precious Son, but
allowed Him to be our sacrificial Lamb, so that we could get back
on track with His original plan for our lives (paradise with Him
"Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe
in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be
saved. For it is with
your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your
mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture
says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame." For there is no
difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all
and richly blesses all who call on him, for, "Everyone who
calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."
won't sell both their eyes for $1 billion dollars. The value of
the quality of their temporal life on earth is worth at least that
much to them. Yet so many people will not invest the time and
energy needed to insure their eternal life is spent in heaven. God
wants you to make the right choice and to lift you up above the
masses who are ignoring Him and rejecting Him.
* Name * ,
I hope you pray the following
prayer with deep sincerity. If you do, you too can
confidence that you are in
right standing with your Creator and will make it into heaven.
John 5:13 These things I
have written to you who believe in the name of the Son
of God, so that you may know that you have eternal
Prayer to get right
Dear Father in heaven, I confess that I am a sinner
and my sins have separated us. I want to be in a right
relationship with You. I ask You to help me remember
my sins so that I may repent of them and come clean. I
sincerely repent of my sins and ask for Your mercy to
forgive me of my sins. I accept Jesus' crucifixion,
His shed blood and rising from the dead as His payment
for my sins. I ask for Your Holy Spirit to come into
my heart to guide my thoughts and actions and to help
me stay away from my sinful ways. Thank You in the
name of my Savior Jesus Christ, Amen!
"... there is rejoicing in the presence of the
angels of God over one sinner who repents."
discuss this letter over dinner next week. Feel free to mark this
up and ask whatever you want.
love of Christ,
* Name *
about adding too much in your letter. You can discuss more in person
later. This plan of salvation letter is an excellent open door for future
begin to express displeasure with your attempt to help them, ask:
"If you saw my house was on fire would you try to save me? If the
person says yes then say, Just as you would attempt to save me
from fire, I want to help you get saved from hell ... will you allow
me to continue?
and pray about how you could lead one person per month out of the
pit and to Christ. This probably is the best mime ever created for
Print this for a reminder. Feel free to forward this message to
all who love the lost and those who fear approaching the pearly
gates empty handed. If you have a
letter that worked, please share it with me ... in any language! I'd be glad to
post it on my web site for others to use.
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