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Intelligence Test Tract
This tract has a riddle on the front and a gospel presentation
on the back. We also have a banner with the riddle on it. Both the
bannber and the tract are used as "ice breakers" to start
a conversation. This is not a good "take away" tract.
It is best used for starting conversations with people who have
somewhat of a CHristian background.
Here is the riddle:
What is greater than God,
worse than the devil,
the dead eat it,
and if the living eat it, they die?
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Most people look at it, and look at it, and look at it... After
a short time offer to give them a hint.
The hint is, "Concentrate on answering just the first question,
what is greater than God?"
Have you got the answer? Nothing is greater than God. By putting
our focus on God getting the answer to this seemingly impossible
question becomes easy. That is one of the ways this tract can be
Point out that our focus must always be on God. So, if your focus
is on God, how do you answer this question: "What happens
after you die?" You are a sinner who is not good enough
to get into heaven. Then take people through the good person test
and present the gospel:
How many lies have you told?
Have you ever taken something that does not belong to you?
Have you ever looked with lust?
These are just three of the Ten Commandments, and you have admitted
you are a... (continue with the good person test).
Another approach is to follow the gospel presentation on the back
ofthe tract. After they get the answer to the riddle, or after you
give them the answer, say, "Here's another question. Do
you think all good people go to heaven?"
What if the person dsays they are an athiest?
An atheist does not believe in God, so you'd expect they'll never
be able to come up with "nothing" as the answer. But,
you'll be surprised at home many of them get the right answer. However,
if an atheist can't think of the answer (or in some cases it may
be they are refusing to say the answer), then go to the third part
of the question and have them focus on that: "What do dead
people eat?" Nothing.
Then point out that that as a Christian we recognize that there
is nothing greater than God. And that God has answered the major
questions most people have, such as, "what happens after we
Then ask if they know how Christianity answers this question. After
listening to their answer, use the good person test to explain what
Christians really believe, and in the process present the gospel.
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