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Wordless Tract

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by church mouse guy, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member

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    Years ago, wordless tracts were shown to me and I really liked them but I forget the order of the colors. I understand that Spurgeon was the first to present the idea, but I really don't know.

    I read on the internet that the colors are gold, black, red, white, and green, but I am wondering if that is the correct order?


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  2. gigabyte71

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    It depends. I have heard it 2 different ways. The one you have starts with yellow/gold, which is supposed to represent heaven.

    Here are two different sites that have a slightly different ordering.

    Teen Missions - Wordless Bracelets

    Jeff Goss Ministries - Salvation Bracelets

    The knots on the bracelet represent something, but I forget. It has been several years since I have used these. I think they represent the grace of God.

    They are great for using with kids, they tend to have friends ask about them, and that can give them the opportunity to present Jesus. Only problem I ever had was that some kids would just constantly give them away, but never tell the person what it represents.

    The adults used to wear them as well, this opens up opportunities when people ask what they represent.
     
  3. church mouse guy

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    Thanks!

    Which way do you prefer?

    I think I learned black (sin), red (Blood of Jesus), white (cleansed from sin), green (grow in Grace), and gold (Heaven).

    It was being presented as a tract-sized booklet made of schooldays construction paper and stapled or glued together. This little booklet was for people who couldn't read but who could master and remember the concept of Salvation by the scheme of colors arranged in a particular order. On the internet it is suggested that it originated with Spurgeon and Moody, but I don't know--have you ever heard where it came from?
     
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  4. annsni

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    We do it:

    Yellow, dark (black), red, clean (white), green

    The reason they call it dark and clean is because they don't want to associate "black" and "white" with good and bad for racial reasons. We use this in missions as well so we abide by this.
     
  5. gigabyte71

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    This is the one we have used as well. I don't buy into all black/white garbage.
     
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    Bringing this message into other countries and cultures, you do need to be careful. Better to err on the side of caution than to cause an offense.
     
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    From a sermon by Charles Spurgeon, 1865:

     
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