Origami Gospel Ticket To Heaven Story
Use this unique story and illustration to begin a conversation about how someone gets to heaven. It’s a great way to share your testimony and the gospel with your classmates.
Watch video and follow these instructions:
Take an 8-1/2” by 11” piece of paper.
Fold the right corner all the way down and over and crease it, as though you are making a paper plane. Fold the left corner all the way down and over to match. Fold the bottom of the paper up over the section you just folded. You should now have something that looks like a house with a pointed roof.
Continue making a plane by folding the paper in half. Crease it down the center. You should now have something that looks like a paper plane before you fold the wings down.
Starting at the “square side”, place your thumbs and fore-fingers a little more than a third across, and carefully tear downwards in a straight line, until you have torn the piece off altogether. (Note, you may have to tear from the opposite direction to complete tearing it off.)
Place the torn piece on a table where it won’t blow away. Then rip off another (little more than a third), vertically (rip it as straight as you can). Place this piece with the other, then put the remaining (long) piece on the table, away from the other two strips.
Now open the two pieces, and carefully make them into letters. You will find two “L’s,” and the other pieces of paper will form the letters “E” and “H.” When you put them all together, you will have the word “HELL” (if you have been careful to do exactly as I said). The remaining long piece, when opened, will form a perfect cross.
Here is the story that goes with this:
A Christian was once talking to an atheist and someone who went to church. The atheist said he didn’t believe in God, Heaven, Hell, the Cross (as you are telling this story, begin folding the paper). The Christian warned him that he would have to face God whether he believed in Him or not. The church-goer said he believed most of what the Bible said and that he was doing everything he could to get to heaven, including going to church and being a good person.
While the Christian pleaded with them both, a truck came around the corner, up onto the sidewalk and killed all three of them.
As they stood before the Judgment Throne of God, the ex-atheist looked down and saw a piece of paper in the Christian’s hand. He said, “That’s a ticket to get into Heaven, give it to me!” The Christian said, “I’ll tell you what I will do. I will give a third of the ticket to each of you” (this is where you tear off the two strips, and place the longer one away from them. Then you pick up the two pieces) and say, “So they took their tickets, and gave them to God. He said, ‘Let’s see where the tickets say you are to go.'” As you open them, they spell the word “HELL.”
Then you say, “The Christian walked up to the Throne and gave his one third of the ticket to God, Who said, “The only way to get in, is the way of the Cross,” and you open the third piece, revealing the Cross.
This is a great tool for beginning a conversation about the gospel, and it’s also an excellent way to conclude a time of witnessing to someone, as it sums up visually what you have been saying. If they die in their sins, and face the Law, God will give them Eternal Justice and they will end up in Hell. If they shelter in the Cross, He will give them mercy, and everlasting life.