A forger saved by a tract



A forger sitting in a public square in Philadelphia was handed a leaflet with these words on it: "Come now and let us reason together," etc. (Isa. 1:18) He had his razor in his hand contemplating suicide. He read the tract, put up his razor, went to the police station and gave himself up. What a beneficent Providence crossed that man's path just at the proper time to save his life, yes, and to cause his sin to tell on him, so that he could get rid of it before it was too late! Here we can see the importance of careful tract distribution, for many a tract has crossed the sinner's path and led the guilty soul to Christ. Why not all be up and doing and scatter this silent evangel everywhere? If one soul is saved it is worth more than millions.


From: SIN, THE TELL-TALE By William Edward Shepard, God's Revivalist Press, Ringgold, Young and Channing Sts. Cincinnati, O.