I have temporarily placed information about COVID-19 treatments on this page.
Downloadable free Christian tracts, and free printable Christian posters/evangelism posters to photocopy and hand out, or display on public notice boards for evangelism.
Also, free downloadable paintings and free photos to print and share to edify the body of Christ.
If you are not yet saved, please carefully read about the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ, and be reconciled to God. Please don’t put this off. Your eternal destiny is at stake, which makes it the most important decision in life!
Spreading the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ
Please photocopy or print and distribute the free to download Christian tracts and free Christian posters on this site to spread the gospel (good news) of salvation through Jesus Christ…“Christ died for our sins…He was buried…He rose again.”
July 2020 – New videos. I have made a video called “Blessings” with Bible verses, one featuring a pretty waterfall, one on crocodiles and lizards, another on the Cairns Aquarium, one on birds at Birdworld in Kuranda Australia, and two on Anemonefish or Clownfish (Nemo) at the Cairns aquarium.
You should be able to find them if you search for David Clode on YouTube. I hope you watch and enjoy them.
“Douglas Talks” puppet videos on Youtube. I strongly recommend visiting DouglasTalks, a wonderful puppet ministry by JJ Graves for children/Sunday school. I also enjoy them myself, because they are so skilfully and professionally done, and I think many other adults would as well. JJ very cleverly manages to communicate sound doctrine in a user-friendly, entertaining, and inoffensive way. Not an easy task. Well done!
Please click here or search for Douglas Talks on Youtube: http://www.douglastalks.com/
For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am placing material to do with COVID-19 near the top of this page. Hopefully you will find some good advice to help you and those you care about here.
03 October: Two more research papers on ivermectin:
From Dr. Chris Martenson and his YouTube Channel Peak Prosperity.
08 August 2020: Professor Thomas Borody’s ivermectin combined with zinc and doxycycline may quite possibly be the best solution so far, and in my opinion, should be acted upon immediately worldwide to save lives. Click here for a pdf: 1-s2.0-S0166354220302011-main.pdfIvermectinCoronavirus
Coronavirus or COVID-19 and solar cookers
Solar cookers could be useful during this COVID-19 pandemic, especially in developing countries with warmer climates, and places where there may be no electricity. Solar cookers can heat water to boiling point, but about 60 degrees C or more for 15 minutes or more should kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and the hot water can be used to disinfect door handles, food preparation areas, etc.
Eating and cooking utensils, pillow cases, face masks, gloves, ppe, etc., which may be contaminated, could be placed in a clear plastic bag in a solar cooker (by a person wearing gloves or using tongs), with perhaps half a cup of water (and possibly a few drops of eucalyptus oil), to kill the virus through ultraviolet light, and penetrating hot steam. For more information:
COVID-19: Good Doctors, Good Advice
For medical professionals: if you are not already aware of it, click here for the Eastern Virginia Medical School Marik protocol (MATH+ protocol) for treating COVID-19:
Dr Zelenko Protocol: hydroxychloroquine plus zinc plus azithromycin
(From Eleftherios Gkioulekas, https://faculty.utrgv.edu).
I would like to recommend Dr. John Campbell’s videos on COVID-19, try searching on YouTube for “John Campbell coronavirus”. Dr. Campbell explains things very well, and keeps it evidence based. He appears to me to be a gentleman and a scholar. In a similar vein, don’t miss the excellent videos by Dr. Roger Seheult/MedCram. It is also definitely worth watching videos by Dr. Chris Martenson Peak Prosperity, where he often also covers economic and political issues. These gentlemen and others are doing great and noble work by providing us with much needed and excellent advice.
I am not a medical doctor, so I am not in a position to give advice on medical issues, but I would like to pass on what I am doing for myself. Obviously all of us also need to do what we can to stop the spread of this disease. For example, while with a common cold many people would soldier on and go to work, I do not think this is appropriate in the present circumstances as it may not be the common cold, and you could be spreading COVID-19. On the other hand, speaking of the common cold, I read somewhere that only about 4% of people with COVID-19 get a runny nose. With such a small percentage, this means that if you have a runny nose and no temperature or cough or anosmia, you probably just have a cold. In spite of this, for weeks and weeks on end, the WHO put a runny nose at the top of the list of COVID-19 symptoms. The net result of this is probably that millions of people around the world suffered the unnecessary anxiety of thinking that they may have caught COVID-19, when they only had a cold.
I have gleaned the following advice from the good doctors mentioned above, and will act accordingly. In addition, it is always a good idea to see a doctor for individual advice before trying or changing anything.
Dr Roger Seheult’s personal regimen. Dr Roger Seheult (see MedCram Update 59) has made a video where he kindly provides details of his personal regimen regarding taking vitamin supplements etc.
It now appears that many of us may get this disease and that health care systems around the world could struggle to cope if too many people get sick at once. I think it is therefore sensible for me to do whatever I can to support my immune system, in the hope that it will then be better able to deal with this disease, if I get it. This could also mean that I may not need to go to a hospital, or even have to see a doctor, and so I will not be a drain on what may be an already overwhelmed health care system.
On the advice of Doctor John Campbell, having a good level of vitamin D may reduce the chance of catching influenza, and possibly reducing its severity. This may also apply to COVID-19. See his video: “Vitamin D and immunity, lots of evidence”. In response to this, I will be taking vitamin D tablets over the next few months or more (and getting a little more exposure to sunshine may help as well). Dr Campbell also points out that people with darker skin are more likely to be deficient in vitamin D, especially in climates or indoor lifestyles with little sunshine, so if you have dark skin, it is even more important to ensure that you have adequate levels of vitamin D. Older people may also be more deficient in vitamin D.
He also recommends that it may be best to avoid taking pills to reduce fever. This is because the body is deliberately raising its temperature to help it fight the virus (and possibly an additional bacterial infection which may occur).
Doctor Roger Seheult has suggested that good sleep helps the immune system, and that it would be unwise to be deficient in zinc if a person gets this disease. I will therefore be supplementing zinc, with pills and diet, and I may as well increase vitamin C, through specific supplements, or a good multivitamin supplement. He also recommends quercetin (a plant-based zinc ionophore) and N-acetyl cysteine. See MedCram 59 on YouTube and the paper below on Quercetin and vitamin C:
Zinc deficiency is common in the general population, but even more so in older people and men, and this may correlate with more severe infections and a higher fatality rate for this virus among older men. Men also lose zinc through sexual activity. Some foods are relatively high in zinc, such as oysters, red meat and pumpkin seeds, while grains and grain products such as bread and pasta may contain phytate which binds with zinc and makes it unavailable for the body to absorb, so some people could at least temporarily eat more red meat and less grains and grain products, to increase zinc to healthier levels in their bodies (or take supplements). See some research I did and speculation about zinc and this coronavirus below:
Taking quercetin or another ionophore such as hinokitiol and zinc supplements seems like a good idea to me (quercetin being an off the shelf supplement which is a zinc ionophore – see more below). If hydroxychloroquine or quercetin become major treatments for COVID-19, it could be that people with higher levels of zinc in their bodies (from diet and or supplements taken for months before getting sick) may respond better and quicker to treatment (see Dr. Seheult update 32 and 34). Theoretically they would be already primed for treatment with hydroxychloroquine if that is necessary.
It has been surprising to me how poorly designed some of the medical research into hydroxychloroquine has been, for example, omitting zinc altogether when hydroxychoroquine acts as an ionophore for zinc, and it appears that zinc is what actually inhibits the replication of the virus in the cells (shown in vitro), and furthermore many of the patients were probably deficient in zinc when treatment started (see the relevant MedCram videos). Also, in some cases hydroxychloroquine has been administered much too late when patients were likely to be too far gone to gain any benefit (for more see Chris Martenson’s video “Bad science or worse?”). Finally, in some trials, patients who were already close to death’s door have been given overdoses of hydroxychloroquine, and it should have been both obvious and predictable that this would have made things worse rather than help. I have been involved in horticultural and agricultural scientific research and the above appears to me to be scandalously bad, with predictable and disastrous consequences.
Common sense and a knowledge of science suggests that the first treatment as soon as there are any symptoms would be to ensure there have adequate or perhaps even above optimal levels of zinc in the body, concurrent with administering ivermectin and/or hydroxychloroquine, and azithromycin or doxycycline for later secondary bacterial infections which may occur, or as a preventative measure (it should be noted that both doxycycline and azithromycin also have antiviral properties as well and so it could be advantageous to administer one of these early and at the same time as hydroxychloroquine and/or ivermectin). If hydroxychloroquine is not suited to some patients, then perhaps quercetin or some other ionophore may be appropriate.
With some of the research done into hydroxychloroquine, it is difficult to believe that the clinical trials are just poorly designed, and difficult to avoid concluding that they intended to deceptively demonstrate that hydroxychloroquine does not work. (08 August 2020 – recently ivermectin with zinc and doxycycline has been proposed by professor Thomas Borody, and is perhaps even better, and we can only hope that this triple treatment is adopted and carried out efficiently and with alacrity worldwide, and that it does not become politicized resulting in the deaths of many people).
Most people who suffer a severe case or die from COVID-19 have one or more comorbidities. It therefore seems logical to me that in addition to the more direct actions that medications such as ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin or doxycycline may have on this virus, patients with COVID-19 may also benefit simply from the fact that these medications should help to heal existing viral, bacterial and parasitic infections, so that they have fewer comorbidities, and their bodies can then deal with COVID-19 by itself, or at least perhaps with fewer other health issues.
Some papers below about the antiviral properties of doxycycline and azithromycin:
See also Dr Seheult’s MedCram Update 56 on the fascinating “forest bathing” research, where breathing in volatile organic compounds emitted by trees, called phytoncides, raises the number of natural killer cells, i.e. boosts the immune system. A person who has been exposed to phytoncides and therefore has more natural killer cells, is probably going to be able to better cope if they are infected. I think this and other research provides a good case for the inhalation of vapours of eucalyptus oil (which I think can reasonably be considered to be a phytoncide) as well, as a way of preparing the immune system before infection with COVID-19. More further down this page.
Lengthy periods indoors means that peoples’ immune systems are not getting the usual exposure to a variety of pathogens and foreign substances, and so may not be functioning as well as they should. Gardening could help as it exposes people to a wide variety of foreign substances from getting your hands in the soil (and probably in your mouth), and may also help with exposure to phytoncides, perhaps from scented herbs, as well as physical exercise, benefits to mental health, and more vitamin D if you get some sunshine on your skin.
Please note that this is all rather uncertain, but for me, taking supplements (such as quercetin, zinc, vitamin D, vitamin C, etc.) and eating and sleeping well, for the next perhaps year or more, and exposure to phytoncides, seems like common sense. I think that the worst case scenario is that I may temporarily have higher than healthy levels of some nutrients, and a minor impact on the hip pocket. This is a small price to pay, if I catch COVID-19, but experience a less severe case, and stay out of hospital (and hopefully not even have to see a doctor).
An tremendous opportunity exists here for good public relations. Governments and/or private companies such as Blackmores, Swisse, Cenovis and the like could provide free or at least subsidised quercetin, zinc, vitamin D and C supplements to:
At risk medical professionals,
At risk people over 60, people in aged care, people with relevant to COVID-19 comorbidities, people who work closely with many other people especially in confined spaces, e.g. grocery store staff, people who work on ships, bus drivers, restaurant staff, and so on.
Finally, a little more individual responsibility with personal care and attention to sleep, nutrition, and overall health does no harm, along with perhaps inhaling eucalyptus oil vapour, gardening in the sunshine (vitamin D and exposure to soil keeping my immune system active), and some walks in a forest. Doesn’t sound too bad after all, and maybe I don’t have to wait for, or even take, a vaccine.
Eucalyptus oil inhalation as a possible therapy for COVID-19
Download a pdf here:eucalyptus oil inhalation as a possible therapy for COVID-19
The suggestions made here have a particular emphasis on people in developing countries, but are also likely to be helpful to people in the developed world. In developing countries it may not be possible get good health care, and finances are limited, so people have to be resourceful and need practical and achievable solutions to problems. In this context, even partial solutions are better than no solutions, and immediate imperfect solutions are better than later possibly superior solutions (such as waiting for a vaccine). It is not a perfect world.
There have been no specific scientific trials on eucalyptus oil and its possible effects on SARS-CoV-2, so much of the following is speculation. It would of course be better to make decisions based on proper scientific studies specifically addressing SARS-CoV-2, but in the absence of these at present, I think it is better to try things which are based on existing research (on influenza viruses and SARS for example), rather than simply doing nothing while people get sick or even die one by one, waiting for the results of specific trials or a vaccine. Even though there is such limited knowledge and much uncertainty at this point in time, the suggestions made here are not just wishful thinking but are based instead on scientific research into the virucidal properties of eucalyptus and other plant emitted volatile organic compounds. Perhaps the most relevant paper is this one: 33EucalyptusInhalation
It should be relatively easy, cheap, and quick, to do in vitro studies on the inhibitory effects, or otherwise, of eucalyptus oil and other essential oils, at various rates of dilution, on SARS-CoV-2. Hopefully this will be done, and the results made known, as soon as possible. Other phytoncides/volatile organic compounds/essential oils from other plants may turn out to be more effective than eucalyptus oil, including perhaps tea tree oil, but I am interested in eucalyptus oil because it is widely available, not very expensive, and even breathing in the vapours of crushed leaves cupped to your face may work, which could be the only option available for many people in developing countries (eucalyptus trees are common in many developing countries in warmer climates, and the health care system is commonly inadequate). Crushed leaves could be kept for a few days in a resealable plastic bag and carried for later use (or a few drops of oil on a tissue in a plastic bag kept in your pocket). Also, crushed leaves can be placed into the foot of a stocking and swirled around in very warm water, to create vapour to inhale. Incidentally, eucalyptus trees tend to recover well and quickly from defoliation, as this commonly happens in bush fires in Australia, and of course more trees could be planted as well. Ginger and lemongrass may also have therapeutic action against this coronavirus, and are widely available, and grow quickly and easily.
Many essential oils are poisonous if ingested, even in small quantities, for humans and pets, so they should be stored in a safe place. Some people may react negatively to inhaling some essential oils, and the vapours may be poisonous to some animals.
Eucalyptus oil vapour inhalation – a possible protocol.
Stage 1. In this stage people are not infected, and working on the assumption that eucalyptus oil contains a variety of phytoncides, then inhaling the vapour of a few drops of eucalyptus oil diluted in a cup or bowl of very warm water may increase the number of natural killer cells in the body, so that the immune system is effectively boosted to cope with whatever infection may come along, including COVID-19, or perhaps deal with existing infections. This could be through direct inhalation, but also oil vapour in homes, dispersed with a nebuliser or fan (but not if pets are inside). The phytoncide immunity boosting effect may simply be the immune system responding to foreign substances entering the body, and so it may not make a great deal of difference which phytoncides are used. If this is so, then other volatile organic compounds emitted by various coniferous trees, herbs, lemon grass, etc., may also be effective, or more effective, however eucalyptus oil has the advantage of being tried and tested for decades, while inhaling other untested oil/water vapours could result in allergic or other negative reactions in some people. Caution is advised.
It is important to note that whether any essential oil has a direct virucidal action specifically on COVID-19 or not, the immune boosting effect of phytoncides still applies.
Inhaling the vapour of eucalyptus oil diluted in water has been shown to have virucidal action, and while untested on SARS-CoV-2, it may turn out that it can kill some or most of the virus particles of SARS-CoV-2, in some or most of the air ways. Perhaps preventatively when they enter, and shortly afterwards if they have already entered. Therefore it may be a good idea to inhale the vapours both before and after entering a confined space where other people are present. If the infection starts with a small dose of virus particles because some or most of the virus particles have been killed, it would normally take longer for the virus numbers to build up, which allows time for the immune system to respond, and this is likely to result in a less severe infection. This could mean the difference between experiencing a mild case rather than a severe case, or the difference between a severe case or death.
About four drops of eucalyptus oil to a cup of very warm water could work as an initial dose. Dosage needs to be tested scientifically. To help concentrate the vapour, a person can cup their hands around the top of the cup and take perhaps five to ten deep breaths. If tea tree oil is available, it may be just as effective or more effective than eucalyptus oil, then perhaps two drops of each. Tea tree oil is likely to be more expensive and is not as widely available as a product, and unlike eucalyptus trees, Melaleuca alternifolia is not commonly grown around the world.
One session a week may be enough to induce the phytoncide immunity boosting effect, for a week or more, possibly up to thirty days (see forest bathing research and the MedCram Update 56 mentioned before).
Stage 2. In the very early stage of infection, eucalyptus vapour could perhaps keep the number of viral particles on the airway surfaces down to a minimum. Inhalation sessions could perhaps be a few times a day, assuming an individual can tolerate this. Again, caution is advised.
Stage 3. The anti inflammatory properties of eucalyptus oil could just possibly mean less inflammation in the lungs and elsewhere in the body, and therefore maybe less fluid build up in the lungs, and so less chance of respiratory distress, but at this stage of the disease, clearly professional medical care in a hospital is needed, and so doctors can decide if there may be any benefit to this. Perhaps it could be added to oxygen breathing apparatus.
None of this is tested and proven with COVID-19 specifically, so no definitive claims can be made, but anecdotally people all around the world have had good health outcomes with inhaling eucalyptus oil vapour, for many ailments including assorted viruses, for many decades, with very few people reacting badly to it, so it may be worth trying in case it does some good as a therapy against COVID-19.
It appears that people with existing health issues are more likely to experience a severe case of COVID-19, and are more likely to die. This being the case, even if eucalyptus oil has no effect whatsoever on SARS-CoV-2, it may still result in better health outcomes if it alleviates certain other health conditions, so that they are not dealing with these as well as COVID-19.
Other potential uses of eucalyptus oil against COVID-19
Eucalyptus oil also has potential in nebulisers and fogging systems to thoroughly disperse through air spaces, onto surfaces and into nooks and crannies, as a sanitizing agent to kill viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. Some essential oils may also repel insects such as malaria-carrying mosquitoes. This has application (and is already used in some cases) in confined spaces such as homes, shopping centres, submarines, buses, aged and other care facilities, cruise, merchant and war ships, hospitals, prisons, planes, doctors’ waiting rooms, trains, etc.
Eucalyptus oil could be alternated with other chlorine or hydrogen peroxide based disinfectants to ensure a thorough kill of pathogens, but the oil has the additional advantages of being a phytoncide which may actually boost immune systems, plus most people think it smells nice. It could be mixed with tea tree oil. The cost may be higher compared with chlorine-based disinfectants, but given the seriousness of this pandemic, that should be one of the lowest considerations. People may also be more inclined to use an airline, or go on a cruise ship, or visit shops, where it is advertised that they use eucalyptus oil, with its additional benefits.
Eucalyptus oil would probably be helpful to sanitize face masks in hot water, without rinsing, and then dried. Perhaps the oil may help to kill some of the pathogens which may land on the outer surface of the mask, and the wearer may benefit from the phytoncide immunity boosting effect of breathing in the volatile organic compounds. It may also have application as a disinfectant for other personal protective equipment, where this is in short supply and has to be recycled, which is likely in many developing countries.
Shut down measures seem to have been effective in providing time for health care systems to prepare in many countries, but continued isolation restrictions while waiting for a vaccine may not be the only possible solution, nor the best solution. If a combination of physical distancing, hand washing and face masks, along with boosting the immune system with supplements/diet, and the inhalation of eucalyptus oil or other phytoncides, and using eucalyptus oil in sanitation measures, can reduce the severity and likelihood of catching COVID-19 to something more like the ordinary seasonal flu, then people can get back to work sooner, or get a new job, and start to salvage economies around the world.
Some references and additional information:
Ginger may also be useful against COVID-19, and perhaps lemongrass. Both grow quickly and easily, and should grow very well in Zai holes (see the Zai hole pages on my web site Reforestation.me).
I have no financial interests in any of this, but I confess that I do like eucalyptus trees, and I would be pleased if something from Australia proved to be helpful against COVID-19, but I try to be objective. If comprehensive scientific testing proves that, for example, thyme oil is best, then thyme oil is best.
I hope this was helpful to you.
David Clode. B. App. Sc. (Hort.). Melbourne University.
“For no one ever hated his own flesh,
but nourishes and cherishes it,
just as the Lord does the church”.
“Pray like it all depends on God,
then when you are done,
go work like it all depends on you”.
January 2020: Please visit the new “Christian Art Backgrounds 1” page, where you will find paintings by my sister Laya Clode which you can use freely as art prints or add text to make church notices, Christian posters, cards, etc. A couple of examples below:
Five new posters with Laya’s paintings on the “Bible Verse Posters 3” page.
New poster (September 2019):
December 2019. Nine new poster backgrounds on the page “Christian Poster Backgrounds 1”.
November 2019. Thirteen new backgrounds on the “Christian Poster Backgrounds 2” page.
November 2019. I just put my first video on YouTube. It is about the Anzac Parade in Cairns Australia. Anzac stands for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps, and Anzac Day, the dawn service, and the parade are about commemorating and honouring those who are serving or have served in the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces. You should be able to find it if you search for “Anzac parade david clode” or “Anzac parade cairns 2019”. Version 2 is a slightly improved version (still learning). I hope you enjoy it.
September 2019. Three new posters on the “Bible Verse Posters 1” page.
August 2019. Please see the new page “Bible Verse Photos 1”.
Please see the new page “Oil and Water Photography”.
April 2019. Please see the new “Pour Paintings Laya Clode” page featuring my sister Laya Clode’s fabulous pour paintings (under construction), and the new amazing Outback pour painting on the “Australian Outback Paintings” page by pour artists Laya Clode and Sian Butler.
July 2019. New poster:
June 2019. New poster background. This could be printed and then details of a church working bee written on it by hand, and then colour photocopies made.
For more of my free to download photos (higher resolution, around 6mb, hundreds of them), you can visit Unsplash.com, (search “unsplash david clode”) and click on the link at the top of the page. If you are interested in posters only, please visit my site: https://christianpostersfree.wordpress.com/
Many people around the world have still not heard the gospel.
Others have a vague idea about the gospel, but still lack a clear understanding because they have not encountered a clear and simple presentation of the gospel.
Some have a distorted view of Christianity, and are not yet aware that salvation is solely by God’s grace through faith, and not by our good works.
Some have heard but not yet responded to the good news, and may respond if they hear or read it one more time.
Still more need to read the good news in their own language, and some need to hear because they cannot read.
This adds up to millions of people who need to hear or read a clear, simple, and faithful presentation of the Christian gospel.
I hope that you will use the free downloadable and printable Christian posters and tracts (tracts further down this page) on this site to help spread the clear and simple message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.
Evangelism is perhaps the most important of the good works that should naturally follow salvation, and wherever possible, is the job of every Christian, everywhere. Evangelism is so important, that it should be our most urgent and top priority…
“…he who wins souls is wise”
Christian posters and tracts can be placed on public notice boards, with drawing pins or push pins for example, or placed anywhere that people will see them. Posters framed and hung in homes and churches will be seen by visitors. Tracts can be handed out in public places or placed in letter boxes. There is also the option of making Christmas cards or greeting cards.
There are also photos and images on this site (which I call Christian backgrounds) which you can use to make your own posters, tracts, church notices, educational aids, etc. Please feel free to download, photocopy or print any of the materials on this site, for evangelism, for personal use, and as gifts.
Good News gospel poster below:
March – May 2019 new posters below:
In the Bible the word men is used in a generic sense, like mankind, including women and children. Fulfilled prophecy is one of the proofs that the Bible is true, and it is ironic that the Bible prophesies that people will blaspheme and mock and scoff at Christianity, and by doing so they are fulfilling prophecy, and they are therefore themselves one of the proofs that Christianity is true.
February 2019 new posters below:
Christian evangelism poster below:
The Lord’s Prayer poster below:
Please see the page: African Christian Posters
There are also materials provided on this site to make your own free Christian posters, church posters/notices etc., (click on the “Christian Poster Backgrounds” pages), as well as Christian links and Christian articles.
If you are interested in tree planting, reforestation, permaculture, gardening, and overseas aid, please visit my site https://reforestation.me
If you are interested in anti-poaching and conserving endangered wildlife, I design camouflage patterns which may be used by anti-poaching rangers, or by the defence forces of Western democratic countries, please visit: https://camouflagepatterns.wordpress.com/ .
See also https://christianpostersfree.wordpress.com/ This site focuses solely on Christian posters.
Evangelism poster below:
October/November 2018. Some new posters below:
Free Christian Hymn posters: Example below:
Pastel seascape by Sian Butler (my mother) – for more seascape paintings click on the “Australian Seascape Paintings 1” page, and see also her elephant paintings and her Australian Outback paintings. Sian is a world famous artist and is number one on Australian Google for the search terms “Australian Outback paintings”.
Isaiah 41:10 “I am with you”. Free downloadable Bible verse poster.
Excellent gospel poster below:
Moments with the book provide excellent tracts for purchase. Their statement of faith is also spot on, and you can choose text from a few different Bible versions. They can imprint your details, e.g. your contact details/address for your church, on the tract.
You can also design your own tract and they can print it. If you decide to make your own tracts or posters, you are welcome to use any photos or text of mine from this site, if that helps. Go to the “Christian Poster backgrounds” pages for example. In my opinion, there is a great need for tracts in languages other than English if you are bilingual or multilingual and are able to produce them. Visit mwtb at: https://mwtb.org
Free Christian Tracts to download – the Christian tracts below can be downloaded and printed (you may need to download Adobe reader, free from the internet) and then photocopied cheaply on both sides of the page, cut in half to make two tracts from one photocopied page, and then folded in half. If you take a printout to a photocopying shop, they can use a guillotine to cut a large number of photocopies in half in one go, and then the tracts only need to be folded in half. See “Displaying tracts on notice boards” below for some ideas on how to display them. These free Christian tracts are intended to be a convenient size that should fit into a shirt pocket, so that you can always carry some with you. Please click on the blue high-lighted names below for some simple gospel tracts:
GOOD NEWS Aa “…hoping that our good works will outweigh our bad works is like getting caught breaking the law by speeding and hoping to be let off because we don’t speed most of the time. The good news is that Christ took our place and bore the punishment for our sins on the cross so that we can be saved from God’s righteous judgement.”
ETERNITY “Some of us hope that our good deeds will be enough to get us into heaven…we have lied, stolen, lusted, coveted, and failed to love God and our neighbour. No one is good enough to go to heaven.” This tract is based on Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron’s “What did Jesus do?” approach – see www.wayofthemaster.com .
More free Christian tracts on various topics – most of these tracts were written by two friends of mine (Pastor Steve Muller and Peter McGregor):
Abortion “Contrary to evolutionary theory, life does have meaning. It is precious in God’s sight, right from the beginning”.
Bible “However, God, by His eternal mercy gave His only Son Jesus Christ, as a blood sacrifice… to die for all of our sins (mine and yours) past, present and future, that by this sacrifice we can have eternal life and live with Jesus forever in a glorified body.”
The big bang “In the beginning there was nothing and then it exploded… even a small child knows that an explosion causes DISORDER, not order! How then can we account for the incredible design of the universe?”
BORN AGAIN “…there are two births, one by water, being your natural birth, and the second is a spiritual birth that you must have to qualify for entry into the kingdom of God, (Heaven).”
catholic dogma “Tradition has equal authority with the Bible…“Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? …ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.”” Matt. 15:3-6.
Divorce “Why should there be a life long commitment to one person? Why is it wrong to commit adultery?”
Euthanasia “To be consistent, if we are all just animals, then wouldn’t putting down humans be just as acceptable as putting down dogs?”
evolution “Thermodynamics says that sytems tend toward increasing disorder, not
increasing order. Evolution requires that new genetic information be added… but in natural selection NO NEW INFORMATION IS ADDED. It is actually lost over time. Biological changes occur in the opposite direction to what is required by evolution!”
Flood “The Bible states that God delivered His sovereign judgement on the pre-flood world because the people had turned to great wickedness.”
Fossils “…if EVOLUTION is true, man sets the rules. If CREATION is true, God sets the rules. And man does not want to be accountable to God.”
Homosexual “Militant homosexuality (and feminist lesbianism) is not just a private matter – it affects all of society.”
Islam “The Koran does not seem to give a clear direction (plan) to obtain salvation so Muslims are never sure if their works are enough… whereas born-again Christians believe they are saved by the grace of God and not by their good works.”
Jesus “… even the Pharisees and the Saducees who had power and hated Jesus couldn’t seem to make any false accusations regarding miracles and they were desperate to discredit or frame Him. First Corinthians 15:3-6 speaks of about 500 eye witnesses at one instance seeing Jesus after being resurrected from the dead.”
No fear “It takes real courage to go against the flow. Be brave enough to to accept and
trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour now, and fear God. If not you will have to face Almighty God on judgment day.”
PARADISE of GOD – Bb “The Lord God (Yahweh) has given us a plan for “Eternal Life” through His Son Jesus Christ.”
Racism “…the Bible says there is only one human race… political activism does more to reinforce racist discrimination than provide a long lasting solution for it.”
Rape “And if we are taught all our lives that we are just animals, we should not be surprised when some people start behaving like animals.”
Roman Catholic ‘… but Jesus alone is the mediator between God and man. The Bible says in 1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”
suicide “In 1997 alone, 2,723 Australians commited suicide; 2,146 were males. Death is not the end; suicide is not the answer. Life does have meaning, and it is ONLY in this life that we have the opportunity to trust in Christ.”
Why There Has To Be A Creator Af “The Holy Bible says that God was before and not part of creation…”
Women can do anything…”God wants us to humble ourselves, to accept that we are sinners in need of a Saviour, to submit to Him, believing that He sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins.”
If you are a Christian, you could skip the next section (a gospel message and salvation prayer) and go to “Displaying tracts on notice boards” further down the page.
Gospel message – the Good News
If you are not saved, it is the most important decision in life and should be your first priority…
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness”
Nothing else is as important as accepting Christ as your personal Saviour, since your eternal destiny depends upon it. Please accept Christ as your Saviour, and please do not put it off (“…behold, now is the accepted time, behold, now is the day of salvation” 2 Cor. 6:2), for your own sake, and for the sake of those who care about you.
“You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
The diagram below helps to explain the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ:
The diagram shows how our good works, including trying to live a moral life, trying to live up to God’s standards (the ten commandments), observing religious rituals (1), and our philosophical attempts to work out our own ways to be good enough to reach and be reconciled to a just, righteous, and holy God, all fail miserably (2). There is nothing we can do in the way of good works to make up for our sins and be reconciled to God. Even our righteous works are as filthy rags in the sight of a holy God (3)!
We all need to accept that every one of us is a sinner, unable (and/or unwilling) to keep the ten commandments (4), and we are all therefore deserving of judgment, condemnation, and just punishment for our sins. Knowing this should make us contrite and repentant and yearn to turn away from our sinful ways and turn to God. We should be fearful of Almighty God who will judge us and rightly condemn and punish us for our sins. We are in dire need to be pardoned for our sins, and we should be desperately seeking to find out if there is a way to be saved from God’s judgment. So… what must we do to be saved?
The gospel or good news is that in spite of our sins, God loves us. He has provided a way for us to be saved from His judgment and punishment, that is in keeping with His love for us, yet at the same time is in accord with His righteousness, and the need for justice. He did all that by sending His Son Jesus Christ, who was both God and man, and who was without sin and therefore a perfect substitute and sacrifice, to die on the cross to pay for our sins. Christ was then buried, and then raised again to eternal life (5). If we have faith and believe, and accept God’s offer of the righteousness of Christ given to us through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross (6), all our sins are forgiven (past, present, and future), and we can be reconciled to God (7), saved from His righteous judgment, condemnation, and punishment (8), and spend eternity with Him in heaven (9).
So… please be reconciled to God:
“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ,
as though God were pleading through us:
we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us,
that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
2 Corinthians 5:20, 21.
If you have any questions about Christianity, you may find answers here: www.gotquestions.org/
(1) “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us…” Titus 3:5a; “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Eph. 2:8,9; “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” Rom. 3:28. (2) “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”Prov.14:12. (3) “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…” Isaiah 64:6a. (4) “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Rom.3:23. (5)”But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Rom.5:8; “…that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” 1 Tim. 1:15b; “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.” 1 Pet. 3:18; “Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” Rom 4:25. (6) “For He (God) hath made Him (Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Cor. 5;21. (7) “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Rom. 5:1. (8) “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus…”. Rom. 8:1a. (9) “But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Rom. 6:22,23.
“For what shall it profit a man
if he gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?”
God is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). God wants you to be saved – if you believe that Christ died on the cross for your sins, you can be forgiven and accept Him as your Saviour right now. Please pray sincerely:
“Dear God, I have sinned by breaking Your laws. I understand that You are holy and that because of Your righteousness You are morally obliged to judge and punish sin. I accept and understand that I am a sinner, that I am not able to keep Your ten commandments, and that I am not able to pay for my sins with good works. I believe that Your Son Jesus offered Himself as a perfect sinless sacrifice to pay for my sins with His blood on the cross, that He rose from the dead, and that He is the only way for me to be saved. I now put my faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour. I am sorry for all my sins and with Your help I will turn away from them. I call on You to be merciful to me, to give me the righteousness of Christ and to forgive me for all my sins: past, present, and future, and to save me from hell. Please grant me the free gift of eternal life with You in heaven. Thank You Lord for Your love, for providing a way for me to be saved, and for saving me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”
If you prayed this prayer, you may not feel like anything has changed, but God promises to save all those who believe and call upon Him in faith…
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Romans 10:13; Joel 2:32.
“that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus
and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead,
you will be saved”
If you live in a country where Christians are persecuted, you may not be able to do all of the following, but if it is at all possible, from now on it would be wise to:
grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, by reading the Bible every day, and doing your best to obey what you read,
set aside regular times to pray, and enjoy being with God (sometimes called a “quiet time”),
meet frequently with other Christians, to worship and praise God, and for fellowship, (in a Bible-believing church if you can),
continue to learn and grow by reading good Christian books, and web sites (go to the “Links” page on this site for example, to visit some of the educational sites, and some of the tracts and articles on this site are also educational),
and last but not least, strive to bring glory to God, by being a good witness for Him, and by living a life of good works,
which includes telling other people the good news, so that they have the opportunity to be saved as well.
Telling other people the Good News…
Perhaps the most important good work we can do is evangelism – to spread the Good News to other people. Once saved, we should all do our utmost to tell others and help them so that they can choose to accept Christ and be saved. I hope that the free Christian posters, free Christian tracts, Christian links, and other materials on this site will help you to do that.
Displaying Christian tracts and Christian posters on notice boards
If you are shy, or not yet confident in explaining the gospel to people, you can place gospel tracts and Christian posters on public notice boards. Not many of us feel capable or feel well-suited to street preaching, personally handing out tracts, or face-to-face witnessing; so placing evangelistic posters and tracts on notice boards is another option. Personal contact has the advantage of being there to answer questions, but can also be seen as touting, and there is the risk of “getting in peoples’ faces” and “Bible bashing”, which we should obviously try to avoid. The last thing we want to do is put people off. The advantage of gospel posters and tracts is that people are free to choose if they wish to read them, plus they can take them to read again later at their convenience, and if there are websites and books listed, they can do their own research into Christianity in their own time, and in countries where Christians are persecuted, in private. The tracts or posters are also there 24 hours a day.
When placing tracts or posters on notice boards, it helps if you are able to visit the boards frequently, to top up tracts/posters that have been taken, and to tidy up if necessary. For more suggestions on using tracts, see the article: tips-for-distributing-tracts2, and “Tips for choosing tracts” on the “Tract Tips” page.
In this style of presentation, the tract is open so that people can read it easily, and take some if they want to.
I like to try experimenting with different ways of spreading the good news. Here, credit card tracts from www.faithofchoice.com or www.departmentofeternalaffairs.com , are offered in a plastic pouch (home-made from a plastic A4 sheet protector) for people to help themselves. The credit card tracts should also work well left in public phone boxes and inside magazines in the waiting rooms of doctors and dentists, coffee shops, etc.
I have also experimented with home-made postcards of the “Three Wise Koalas” with a stamp on the back (Tracts4free.WordPress.com). Hopefully people will send them around the world, read the stamp on the back and visit this site so that they read the gospel and get saved; or if they are Christians, so that they will be motivated to share the gospel by distributing tracts/posters.
When distributing Christian tracts it is worth remembering that some people are virulently anti-Christian and may repeatedly remove them from notice boards, or just destroy them – you should expect opposition to evangelistic efforts, and to feel discouraged occasionally. You may even experience opposition from other Christians. At times, there may seem to be no feedback and very little return for a great deal of effort, but remember that it will be worthwhile if only one soul is saved: “…there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth”. Luke 15:10.
Press on regardless. The results are in God’s hands.
It is worth distributing tracts/posters at different times, in different places, and in different ways. The Bible says “Cast thy bread upon the waters…”, and “In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withold not thy hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.” Eccl. 11:1a, 6.
Today (21 April 2012), I put the above displays on a popular notice board, plus tracts (ten of each). I checked again 90 minutes later, and all the Koala postcards and all the credit card tracts were taken, while none of the normal tracts were taken. Of course this does not necessarily mean that the people or person who took them will get saved, but it is an indication of popularity at least. However, the Koala postcards are also the most expensive to produce, followed by the credit card tracts, followed by the normal tracts. The credit card tracts are eye-catching and probably the most cost-effective. All of the normal tracts were taken within 48 hours.
Lately I have been putting up posters, including those with “good quotes” and “political quotes” as well as evangelism posters, on the main notice board in town, where, like the tracts, most are quickly removed by one or more persons, but I carry on regardless. I have had more luck with posters staying up at the local university bus stop. Not surprisingly, the Theodore Roosevelt poster “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education” was quickly removed!
Gospel posters and Christian posters have the advantage of perhaps attracting more attention than tracts, and will hopefully not be removed from the board, so that they can be read by many people.
If tabs (with “Tracts4free.WordPress.com” typed on them, or your church’s address/contact details) are placed at the bottom of the poster, people can tear off a tab and visit this web site (and/or your church) later if they choose to do so.
A possible disadvantage with posters is that there is less space for writing, and so the gospel message has to be very short.
On the other hand, many people have been conditioned to have limited attention spans, and may not spend the time to read a lengthy tract.
“Those who sow in tears
shall reap in joy.
He who continually goes forth weeping,
bearing seed for sowing,
shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
bringing his sheaves with him”
Psalm 126;5, 6.
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto man;
Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance:
for ye serve the Lord Christ”
Col. 3:23, 24.
FREE PAINTINGS AND PHOTOS
Free Paintings to download and print, and free photos to download and print
I hope you like some of the downloadable paintings and photos on this site – click on the buttons at the top of the page for more. You can download and print these paintings and photos (free), and perhaps make colour photocopies of them, for yourself, or to give away to friends, relatives (and enemies!). They could be used as a desktop background, wall paper, or framed and hung on a wall, or just stuck on the fridge. Copyright is retained by the artist/photographer/author.
Hopefully the free photos and paintings will attract visitors to this site who are not Christians, who would not normally visit a Christian web site. In the process they may read the gospel for the first time, or perhaps gain a clearer understanding of the gospel by being exposed to it once again, and hopefully be saved as a result. The links page, and the tracts themselves, also enable visitors to learn more about Christianity. The idea is similar to medical professionals, charity/aid workers and English teachers working overseas, and doing missionary work at the same time. The good work is a good witness, especially if it is freely given, and helps to establish credibility for their missionary work.
“The Narrow Way” painting. The above Christian painting can be downloaded and printed from the “Landscape paintings” button at the top of the page. Oil painting by David Clode.
Pastel Australian Outback painting by Sian Butler.
The above Australian Outback paintings by Sian Butler can be downloaded free and printed from the “Australian Outback Paintings 1 and 2” buttons at the top of the page.
For more seascape paintings, click on the page “Australia Seascape paintings 1” in the menu bar at the top of the page.
This free tiger painting can be found and downloaded from the “Wildlife Paintings” page. Pastel and acrylic painting by David Clode.
This free downloadable elephant painting can be found on the “Elephant Paintings” page. Pastel elephant painting by David Clode.
See the “Divine Designs God’s Creation” page for more paintings and photos of patterns and designs in nature.
“It is not the style of clothes one wears,
neither the kind of automobile one drives,
nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts.
These mean nothing.
It is simply service that measures success”
George Washington Carver
There are many free downloadable photos available on this site: tropical flower photos, landscape photos, wildlife photos, seascape photos, birds, etc. Click on the buttons at the top of the page. A few examples below:
African Tulip tree – click on the “photos” pages above.
“God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone,
but also on trees, and in the flowers
and the clouds and stars”
The wonderful symmetry of the leaf bases of the traveller’s palm, Ravenala madagascariensis, from Madagascar.
Rain water collected inside a lotus lily leaf.
See the “Fun Frog Posters” page for free printable frog photos and posters.
See the Photos Dragonflies page and Photos Butterflies page at Reforestation.me for more free downloadable/printable photos. Click here to visit: https://reforestation.me
“Expect great things from God,
attempt great things for God”
William Carey, the father of modern missions
“No one could make a greater mistake
than he who did nothing,
because he could only do a little”
“All it takes for evil to triumph,
is for good men to do nothing”
commonly attributed to Edmund Burke
“Start where you are with what you have…
make something of it,
and never be satisfied.”
George Washington Carver, US Christian agricultural scientist.
You can contact me if you have any constructive suggestions to improve this site (click on the “about” page). This is not a professional site and has been built with limited time and resources, and, like me, is a work in progress and far from perfect. I would also like to say a big thank you to the folks at WordPress.com for making this site possible, especially for someone who does not know much about computers (the theme is “Twenty Ten”).
“The greatest works are done by the ones.
The hundreds do not often do much, the companies never;
it is the units, the single individuals,
that are the power and the might”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
If you are concerned about poverty in developing countries, or interested in agroforestry, overseas aid, permaculture, protection from forest fires, reforestation as a buffer against possible climate change etc., please visit my site http://reforestation.me.
Thank you for visiting, and may God bless you, and all that you do for Him.