A message from Jack Chick

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  1. TheBibleSender

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    A Message From Jack Chick

    Dear Ones in Christ,

    Many years ago I used to have fellowship with a very special young man. Both of us worked in an aerospace factory. We would look at the hundreds of people coming into the building to start the day.

    I remember him telling me, "Jack, if we truly believed in hell and could see how horrible that place actually is, we would be on our knees begging these people to turn to Christ."

    A few months later the Lord took that young man home. All these years later, I still remember those haunting words.

    Another message that made such a terrible impact on my life is the scripture verse found in Ezekiel 3:18: "When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand."

    Yesterday, I gave a tract to a waitress in a restaurant when I paid my bill. What a relief to know in my heart that she had been warned and that her blood will not be on my hands.

    Beloved, do you see the power of gospel tracts? There are multitudes to be touched. If we only put out three little tracts a day, on a bench, with a payment, in a telephone booth, we will have touched over 1000 people in one year.

    Pray about it. Souls are dying. Do we care?

    Your brother in Christ,

    Jack T. Chick, President
    Chick Publications, Inc.
     
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    This little ad reminds me of the 'retromercials' on TVLand....

    "You never know-- the next boy you meet might be the one." (CoverGirl)

    "Jiffy Pop! Jiffy Pop! The magic treat!
    As much fun to make as it is to eat!"

    "What do you get when you open the top?-- and look inside?-- and smack your lips?-- and turn it over?-- and spill it out??...What do you get?......CrackerJack!"
     
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    I thought Jack Chick died. Am I mistaken?
     
  4. Helen

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    It sounds to me like he is recommending littering...

    Which is about as bad as a lot of his science, not to mention his occasional hysteria.

    Jack Chick is not someone I recommend.
     
  5. Rev. Joshua

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    Whaddya know Helen, we agree on something!

    Joshua
     
  6. Robert J Hutton

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    Warm Christian greetings!

    No, he is not recommending littering. We can leave tracts in public places provided we don't "go mad". E.g. leaving one on the seat of the bus we have just vacated, or in the dentist's waiting room. I accept that it is possible to go to extremes and be a nuisance by leaving too many lying about, but the odd one here and there is a legitimate way to spread the Gospel.

    I have read testimonies of people who have been converted after reading tracts they found in public places and know the value of such a ministry.

    As for Jack Chick himself; I don't agree with everything he's written and some of his stuff is rather garish but if he is so bad why are thousands of Christians all over the world using foreign language editions of "This was your life"?
    I would be interested to know how many languages this has been published in and how many copies have been printed - I wouldn't be surprised if it runs into millions! (I will be more interested to know, when I get to Heaven, how many have been saved by it!)

    Kind regards

    Robert J Hutton
     
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    Whilst on holiday in"sunny" Britain last week - we stayed at an hotel in Monmouth, S.Wales. At breakfast I noticed a small child and his mother, who were French. The little boy was unable to communicate,except than to scream - as my grandson suffers from Autism, I recognised some of the symptoms, and got into conversation with the mother. When we were to leave, I gave the receptionist at the hotel a napkin...that is all I could find..... I wrote on it "Jesus loves you" and "May God bless you" -and asked her to give it to them, she read it, and promised to do so...please pray that this witness will be fruitful, as our family gain strength from the knowledge that Jesus loves us I pray that that woman and her child will too. [​IMG]
     
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    they are pretty popular in brasil, not in small towns like mine but in the bigger cities yes you can see them laying on the public phones or people leave them on the public bus.. the first time i saw one was in recife when i travel to see a football (soccer) match and the thing i liked was it was a tract about a soccer player which let me to be more interested in the bible and church.. it was called "o astro" here is the english version called THE SUPERSTAR but the problem i have with his page is NOT that it is KJVO, english is the third language i have learn and i dont find it very difficult to understand, only that i do need to look up more words and it is an older version of english but the problem it is one of his products by another author who explains that it is THE ONLY correct version, no other languiage has one only english, and says it is the duty of the english speaking persons to then preach to the 'non english speaking.. in case some one wants to see where he said it it is here :BIBLE IN OTHER LANGUAGES
    QUESTION: If there is a perfect Bible in English, doesn't there also have to be a perfect Bible in French, and German, and Japanese, etc?
    ANSWER: No. God has always given His word to one people in one language to do one job; convert the world. The supposition that there must be a perfect translation in every language is erroneous and inconsistent with God's proven practice.
    that sounds bad to me, like he is saying the people who speak english are the only ones chosen in the modern world to receive the Word
    thanks and God bless
    edmundo
     
  9. Helen

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    Hi Edmundo,

    God's Word is true enough and strong enough to translate into every language. Don't worry about that! You know, because you are bilingual, that translation from one language into another always has some problems. So I am sure that even all our English translations of the Bible have bits and pieces that are not as specific and accurate as the original Hebrew or Greek. Spanish, Portugese, French, German, Italian, Japanese -- no matter what language the Bible is translated into, there are problems.

    One of my very close friends is Dr. Bernard Northrup, a Greek and Hebrew scholar and professor. He has spent dozens of years traveling to different countries to check translations for people, to make sure the meanings are correct. There are many like him who do this work.

    So each translation is as accurate as we know how to make it. Still, it's a very good thing we don't have to depend on humans for the meaning of God's Word, isn't it? The meaning transcends all languages and cultures and times. Every translation carries the message of God to the human race, and every man who reads it has something of it tucked in his heart, to either grow or die, depending on whether the man wants the truth or wants the lie more.

    God is faithful. Don't worry about the "perfect" translation. It doesn't exist --- except, maybe, in the lives of godly men and women...
     
  10. Ransom

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    Jack Chick said:

    Yesterday, I gave a tract to a waitress in a restaurant when I paid my bill. What a relief to know in my heart that she had been warned and that her blood will not be on my hands.

    What better way to show someone you personally care about the eternal destiny of their personal soul than by dropping a comic book on your restaurant table when you leave? It's quick, it's convenient, it's inexpensive, and it avoids all messy and inconvenient personal contact!
     
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    Especially when a Mormon, or New Ager, or flat out atheist will take the time to get to know and befriend her and be nice to her on an ongoing basis. Yup, you're right -- the comic book is the way to go.... [​IMG] :(
     
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    what helen said is true.. right now the mormons are in MANY parts of brasil, and when they get as far as my town it is obvious they are searching into every place possible for converts.. i talk about a small town most people never heard about but they afre there.. i had a neighbor who is 90 and she said she was very happy to see them coming because the mormons (os gringos, as she call them) would spend time at her house when no one was able to.. shows that helen maybe is right about more personal contact
    edmundo
     
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    I am very saddened by this. Is it true ? How awful!!! :mad:
     
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    Ipass out tracts all of the time, but I also do my best to talk to the person, and ask about their salvation, and question them of their beliefs of God, and to verbally deliver the Gospel. Two weeks ago, I was talking to a drunkard. He was so far out of his right mind, that he couldn't hold a conversation. Every time I attempted to ask him of his salvation, he would only stare at me with a blank look. I handed him a tract, and he tried to read through it and then put it in his pocket. I do feel that I did my part. I do not believe that tracts are to be the primary method of evangelism, but there is a time and a place for everything, and gospel tracts certainly do have a place. I try to give a tract to each one I have the opportunity to witness to.

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    Once again, I get to shamelessly plug the Jack Chick Museum of Fine Art, which is my all-time favourite site on the Internet (next to this board, of course!).

    Their website:

    members.aol.com/monsterwax/chick.html

    Keep in mind that the site is not pro or anti Jack Chick. Rather, it is a "tribute" page of the fine work of Mr. Chick (who is indeed a real person and is very much alive). And love him or not, you have to admit that his ministry has reached millions, and may have even saved some people from the eternal luau in the lake of fire! Haw haw haw!

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  16. Ransom

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    mozier said:

    Once again, I get to shamelessly plug the Jack Chick Museum of Fine Art

    *sigh* I miss the original Unofficial Jack Chick Archive that was created around 1994 or so. That was probably one of the first, coolest sites on the Web; certainly it was the first one I ever visited outside of my own university's network. In my opinion, it would still be the best of the various Chick-oriented sites if it were still in existence.
     
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    Hopefully the tract was not also the tip! :eek:
     
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    I might lose some friends here, but I like Chick tracts and I appreciate what Jack Chick is doing.

    After reading a Chick tract that was placed on my car many years ago, I was concerned about my soul. It planted a seed that led to my salvation.
    So before you all put this man down and his ministry, think about all the people who have accepted Christ from a result of reading his tracts.
    Read all the testimonies and then give your opinion.
    If God is leading him and souls are being saved, then I say, Praise be to God!
    At least Jack Chick is not afraid to tell it like it is.

    Susan
     
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    Susanpet,

    Do you feel the same way about our baptist church, which preaches about sin, repentance, and the hope of salvation (therefore leading people to Christ) but does not teach that homosexuality is a sin?

    Joshua
     
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    What exactly does your church define as repentance? And how exactly does your church define salvation? Just curious, since the Scriptures declare the following:

    "Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God." - 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

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