There is no shortage of wonderfully bad evangelistic tracts out there, and each deserves to be celebrated for its own unique badness. For the first installment of this celebratory series click here.
This time we have a wonderful tract which I received several years ago and have kept in my desk ever since. It is the “Smart card” and it is a piece of thick cardstock designed in the shape of a credit card. The card encourages the unsuspecting mark to “Place your thumb firmly on the box for 15 seconds. If you are a ‘good’ person, it will turn a bright green. Note: It must be for exactly 15 seconds.”
So of course you’ve got to try…
Sure, you don’t have the card, but you can try pressing your thumb onto the screen. I guarantee the result will be the same.
Hmmm, it didn’t turn green. “Hey, wassup? I thought I was a good person?!”
So then you flip the card over and discover the truth (I hope you brought your reading glasses!):
Basically, you now discover that there is no one good but God alone. So God sent Jesus to die on the cross to save us from hell.
Better go find your reading glasses now. I’ll get writer’s cramp if I try to type the whole back of the card out.
So anyway, it turns out you’re not so smart after all.