The grim reaper can scare people!

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  1. evangelist6589

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    A brother at the Calvinist church says I may or may not be successful doing what I am doing in an attempt to reason with the false teachers but he suggested to dust my feet off and keep on trying. Lots of churches in this area dodge hell and sound doctrine. Perhaps the grim reaper will scare them! I have some tracts that have him on the front cover and even RC Sproul says an effective evangelism method for some. On top of it all my book Heaven and Hell by Edward Donnelly will scare anyone reading it closely of the reality of Hell. My Bunyan book on Hell will have the same effect. I have roughly 5000 different tracts from Way of the Master and many other tract ministries I need to put more to use. A tract for every different kind of unbeliever.

    Go and do likewise in your area. Use apologetics to defend the faith. This brother is also big on apologetics as well. But why so many in this board are against it and evangelism of the false teachers?
     
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    Why do you assume anyone's against it?
     
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    You use the quote "dust my feet off" to say you should keep going. Given that text comes from Luke 9, let's see what Luke says on the matter.

    The fifth verse is the particular context of your quote, but note what Jesus said to the disciples...He told them to go out and preach the word, taking nothing with them but instead relying on the providence of God.

    What I'm trying to say, evangelist, is perhaps place your faith in the word of God to reach those you're talking to, and rely on the Holy Ghost of God to convict people, as John wrote. Don't count on a picture on a tract scaring people into the church.
     
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    Apologetics is for believers to help strengthen their faith. It is not for unbelievers. The Word of God is what can and will convict unbelievers. That is where the power lies. Why would I cut myself off from the power by using man written tools.
    The Gospel is the power of God for Salvation Rom 1:16, The Word of God is living and active able to divide soul and spirit Heb 4:12, It is God's Word that will not return void Isa 55:11. So you can try to guilt trip this board all you want but its not going to fly with those of us that truly support and defend Sola Scriptura.
     
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    The only thing that I have noticed that people are consistently against is an overemphasis on books written by man in place of Scripture.
     
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    The Puritans sure used it in their "man written tool":

    New England Primer: Teaching the ABCs Grim Reaper Style

     
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    And (essentially) littering by handing out tracts or putting tracts under windshield wipers.
     
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    Pulling no punches

    When dealing with these Universalist type churches I pull no punches.

     
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    The tracts are used as a secondary source to my letters. If I only sent the tracts and not a letter then I would not be using my own mind. But someone just informed me last night of the many mind science, or science of the mind so called churches in the Denver area.

    I was gonna write a letter and send some tracts to at least one of them, but not sure as they seem more cultic and not exactly like the false teachers Jude mentions. Instead the Lord provided me with an Emerging Church that I am gonna send a letter and some tracts too. This Emerging church seems to rally love Rob Bell and Brian McLarren as most of the books they recommend their people to read on their website are written by these false teachers.
     
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    I can't help but get the sense from you, evan, that you don't believe sola scriptura is sufficient. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    You make that up to cause division. STOP!!!!! I do not write any letter to any church that takes the bible seriously and yes I have even skipped A letter to a Weslyian church as it was clear they held to the essentials and took the bible seriously.
     
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    Why do you believe it is a divisive tactic by myself to simply ask you if believe the Scriptures alone to be sufficient?

    Honestly, it doesn't seem as if you do. It seems you think the scriptures are great, but it's nice to tack on whatever the author of the week has to say about it. It concerns me, because these authors you turn to can get things wrong. They can twist scripture to their point of view. And you have a highly populated area there in Denver. I don't want people who need the Lord to be led astray in the early days of their faith because of the thoughts of a human author.

    I've never sat in a church that used the Bible and Dr. So-and-So's Eschatology Study and the tract from the Street Ministry down the road. The Bible was always enough, it is enough, and it will always be enough. Study afterwards, and increasing knowledge, is good. I don't disagree. But you cannot take a new convert and give them the deep mysteries of God and expect them to have a healthy walk in the faith. There's a reason Paul stressed the milk of the Word and the strong meat of the Word. Scripture alone will bear out that type of walk. Unless every single one of the book authors and tract authors you support are divinely inspired, then you run the risk of damaging someone else's walk.
     
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    Evangelist, my question:
     
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    Do you understand what a braggart this post has made you look like?
     
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    So am I on ignore, or you just don't want to answer?
     
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    My guess he doesn't want to answer so he is hoping this thread will die by neglect
     
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    http://johnbunyanposter.weebly.com/

     

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