Awesome new gospel tract

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  1. evangelist6589

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    Go to the website of Tract Planet and check out their latest million dollar bill tract which is a duplicate of a $100 dollar bill which will certainly get people's attention as they think it's real money. This may be the most realistic money tract in print to date.
     
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    Leviticus 19:11 - “You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another."

    By your own admission in your many posts about these tracts you use them because they deceive people and people believe them to be money.
     
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    I like the tract, Jordan. This is how I was taught to share the gospel as a teen (using the "Roman Road"), and I really like how it explains redemption (starting with our need for salvation). Unlike the money tract, it is open, honest and clear. I think it would benefit those just learning how to explain the gospel in a concise manner as well. As fas as the op, I think the money tract is deceitful. I feel for the father struggling to meet ends meet who stumbles along this trickery. I suppose I just think we should be more openly biblical and less deceptive (I also disagree with mimicking culture to trick people into church).


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  5. Don

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    Didn't we have a thread on tracts that look like money some months back?
     
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    Matthew 28:21
    Then as Jesus ascended, He called out to them saying, "Create fake drachmas with the Commandments on them so that the first impression people will have of My words will be disappointment and irritation. For My words and methods are inferior to advertising tricks. My gospel must be shortened, distorted and trivialized to be effective among the masses. Forget everything I told you a moment ago and work toward getting people to pray a prayer with you"
     
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    I do not like the Romans road really. I think it's too short and shallow on explaining sin, if you mean going from Romans 3:23-6:23-5:8-10:13

    Most everybody will admit they are a sinner, but they don't mean they are a sinner like the bible says we are, wicked, and corrupt... they think of it more as "nobody is perfect".

    The real romans road is 3 chapters of condemnation before even mentioning the love or grace of God.
     
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    In and of itself I agree about the Romans Road. It is scripture designed to help guide someone through the gospel, but depending on the person various areas need to be expounded upon. As a general outline, however , I find it sufficient to keep people on track. Your tract is more detailed, which could be a big help.


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    I need to add this, Jordan. I believe some rely on tracts and methods to an unbiblical degree. We should be able to give an account of our faith. I don't believe this can be done as monologue. I think there comes a point we need to move away from dependency on tracts and programs (EE, TWOFM, etc) and simply become witnesses of Christ to the lost. Don't get me wrong, tracts can be good tools. Less mature believers can benefit from evangelism programs. But there comes a time when our faith should shine through and the words come from disciplined study, maturity, a discipled life and a genuine love for people as we interact relying on guidance and prompting a of the Holy Spirit.


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    What has happened to the idea that the Gospels are the core of the gospel message?
     
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    You hit the nail on the head with this post. I have watched people first hand see those fake money tracts and the reaction has universally been disgust when they realize that it is not real money.
     
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    Say what you want about salvation tracts--and Jordan Kurecki's tract that he mentioned in Post #4 is probably the best one that's been mentioned in this thread so far--I still contend that we'd be hard-pressed to find a better one than Ford Porter's classic tract, God's Simple Plan of Salvation.

    I've been told that this tract has been around for some 75 years now, and it's been translated into several languages so that people who don't speak English can read what Bro. Porter wrote in their own language.

    Here is a link to his tract:

    http://www.godssimpleplan.org/gsps-english.html
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    I've used this tract myself for some 50 years in my personal witnessing attempts.

    IMHO, it beats all others, hands down!

    While I've used other tracts (such as ones that are targeted to younger children), but for adults, I'd say that, if the above info on God's Simple Plan of Salvation is true (and I have no reason to doubt that it is), it's unlikely that a person could do much better than what Bro. Porter has already done for us. :thumbsup:
     
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    Yup, thought as much.

    Feb 2015 The New Way of the Master Million Dollar Bill
    Aug 2014 The Most Realistic Money Tract

    Both started by John. Both received pretty much the same responses from pretty much the same people.

    I once heard a definition of insanity: "Doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result."

    I've said my piece, made folks aware that we're just kicking up the same dust. Done here.
     
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    Personally I prefer the Gospel of John, but the gospel message expressed in an epistle is no less the gospel message.


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    As long as the epistles are actually expressing the gospel (repent, follow Jesus and live in the Kingdom of God) and not just packaging a theory of the atonement as the crucial (or even exclusive) part of the gospel. Any so-called gospel presentation that has its primary focus on "getting to heaven" when you die is a very different message than that of Jesus and the early church (including Paul).

    The gospel message is that the Kingdom of God is available now and will remain forever, and the kingdoms of the world are under condemnation and will one day be destroyed. At that time, heaven and earth will become one. Those who come to Jesus and live life with Him will experience that life in an everlasting way. Those who do not will perish. (For instance, John 3:16-17)
     
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    I believe that the epistles do present the complete gospel message, when that is their intent. It is well stated, for example, by Paul in Romans. It is present in Hebrews as well. We have to be careful not to give priority to one part of Scripture (i.e., the Gospels) above another (i.e., the epistles). They are both equally God's words. I agree with you completely that an incomplete gospel message is just shy of the "real thing."
     
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    My own opinion. Those things make a mockery of the gospel. Especially when idiots who think that they are being clever leave them as a tip for the poor waitress.
     
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    The true gospel track is your walk with the Lord and how you treat each other and your fellow man... Btw the whole world is watching!... How you love and serve your God and how you love and serve one another!... Brother Glen
     
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    Amen and Amen.
     
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    Get lost and it's not like you will be missed.
     

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