The full text of this gospel tract is shown below in the KJV version.
The color GOLD reminds us of Heaven. It also makes us think about God, who lives in Heaven.
The Bible teaches us that God made everything, including you and me.
What does God see when He looks at you? Does He see somebody who makes Him happy?
God looked down from Heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that … did seek God. Psalm 53:2
Because God can see everything we do, He knows us very well.
The Bible says that when God looks at us, He sees that everyone has done bad things.
The color BLACK reminds us of these bad things, which God calls sin. Because God is holy, our sin must be judged and paid for.
Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Psalm 53:3
God loves us so much that He sent Jesus, His only son, to pay for our sin.
The color RED reminds us of when Jesus suffered, and bled, and died on a cross for you and me.
Jesus then rose from the dead, proving that He has won the battle over sin and death.
But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
WHITE makes us think of things that are clean.
The Bible says that we can be clean in God’s sight by admitting that we are sinful, turning to God, and putting our trust in Jesus.
When we do that, He makes us ready for Heaven, and gives us a brand new life to live for Him.
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Isaiah 1:18
Living things grow. That’s what GREEN reminds us of. God wants us to grow in our new life.
One very important way we grow is by reading the Bible. Another is by speaking with God in prayer.
God also wants us to grow by helping each other and gathering with other Christians.
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby. 1 Peter 2:2
God’s good news is that He loves you and wants you to be with Him forever! Remember the message of each color:
GOLD reminds us of God, who lives in Heaven.
BLACK speaks of how our hearts are dark with sin.
RED tells us about Jesus, who died to set us free.
WHITE shows the purity of new life in Christ.
GREEN is all about growing as a Christian.
When God looks at your heart, does He see the darkness of sin, or does He see that you have been washed clean through Jesus Christ? If you would like to have your sins forgiven, now is the time to turn your heart to God and put your trust in Jesus Christ.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)