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Jack Hyles , The Romans Road and Bus Ministry

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  1. Truth Seeker

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    The “Romans Road” appears to have been coined by Jack Hyles, at least he has taken credit for coming up with this particular soul winning method. From a sermon that was preached in Hammond, IN on June 28, 1970 entitled “There Remaineth Yet Much Land to Be Possessed,” Hyles said:

    “By the way, you folks who don’t come on Wednesday night don’t know this, but about twenty-two years ago, in a little East Texas Church, I came up with a little plan of presenting the plan of salvation called “The Roman Road” whereby you take verses contained in Romans and show people how to be saved using Romans 3:10, and Romans 3:23, and Romans 5:12, and Romans 5:8, and on and on. I termed it, “The Roman Road,” and from the “Roman Road” I wrote the little book, “Let’s Go Soul Winning.” http://www.jackhyles.com/muchland.htm

    He was well known for being an innovator of the church bus ministry that brought thousands of people each week from surrounding towns to Hammond for services.

    My question is, are these claims true? I was surprised to read that it was Jack Hyles who invented the "Roman Road" since many today used this method outside of the ifb movement.
     
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    God invented it. It is His word not Jack Hyles.
     
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    Steve Sorenson and his "Baptist Deception" web page is probably not the best place to get unbiased information regarding Baptist Doctrine or History. :)
     
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    But the quote is from one of Jack Hyles's own sermon.
     
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    The scripture texts are from God, but what I'm referring to is the method of putting only these texts together to develop a salvation plan. Is there any evidence that someone else had uses these very texts as a salvation plan prior to Jack Hyles?
     
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    According to Steve Sorenson.
     
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    I don't think there is any question that Jack Hyles laid claim to the taking the methodology and calling it the "Roman Road". He says so in his own words. In the same sermon he further states, "Just before he left Japan and retired, Douglas MacArthur got a copy of the 'Roman Road to Salvation' that we started in 1948 or 1949 in East Texas." Finally, it seems pretty clear, if you check the text of the book, that he "from the 'Roman Road'...wrote 'the little book, 'Let's Go Soul Winning'."
     
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    Leave it to Hyles to claim he lived 300 years before Christ.

    That's when the Romans started development of the FIRST Romans Road.
     
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