§ We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are verbally inspired of God and are without error. They are the supreme and final authority for faith and life. We use the King James Version, God's preserved Word in English.
§ We believe in one God, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, Who is eternally existent in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
§ We believe in the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ: His virgin birth, sinless life, His death to pay the penalty for our sins, His bodily resurrection, His exaltation at the Father's right hand, and His personal, imminent, premillennial return.
§ We believe that all men sinned and are, therefore, guilty before God and under His condemnation.
§ We believe that all who by faith receive Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, thus, children of God and eternally saved. The Holy Spirit dwells within every believer to enlighten, guide, and enable him in life, testimony, and service.
§ We believe that God gives spiritual gifts to all believers for the building up of the body of Christ; however we believe that some gifts of the Spirit, such as tongues and healing, were limited to the early church. We believe that God answers the prayers of His people and meets their needs according to His purpose.
§ We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved in Glory, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
§ We believe all believers are called into a life of separation from worldly and sinful practices or alliances. Gambling, pornography, sexual activity outside of marriage, homosexuality, use of alcoholic beverages or drugs, and rock music would be considered some of the sinful practices.
§ We believe in the personal, pre-tribulation, premillennial return of Christ for His bride, the church, consisting of all who have been born again by the Holy Spirit, who will be caught up to meet their Lord in the air, and will return with Him to this earth to reign with Him.
Tracts are a witness true;
To be used, they need you!
So pick some out
And spread them all about.
"Preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15). Do you? You may not have enough time to witness personally to each person you meet, but you can witness through tracts. Here are some practical pointers on how to pass out tracts. Pass them out:
1.PRAYERFULLY: Of course everything should be done prayerfully. This is especially true when giving out tracts. Pray for the Holy Spirit to speak to hearts and to open the eyes of the recipient's understanding so that he may receive Christ.
2.POLITELY: Never be rude or crude. If our gospel is an offense, that is one matter. But if we are offensive, that is sin. Be very courteous.
3.PLEASANTLY: It costs so little to smile, but a smile goes so far. With love in your heart and a smile on your face, ask kindly, "May I give you something special to read?" If the person refuses or wants to argue, remain pleasant. Don't argue.
4.PLENTIFULLY: "He which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully" (II Corinthians 9:6). Tracts cost so little that you can afford to give them freely. Certainly some people will throw them away. Many turn off the radio, yet we still broadcast the gospel. Many see little fruit because they give out so little.
5.PERSISTENTLY: "Let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not" (Galatians 6:9). Let's walk by faith and not by sight. Many have seen great results because they keep at it.
6.PRACTICALLY: Don't expect God to stop you suddenly on the street and say, "Here, give this man a tract" or "Wait, don't give him one." Would you even have a tract with you if He did? God expects us to be practical and buy up our opportunities. We don't wait for the Spirit to move us before we pray or read our Bibles. Neither should we wait for a feeling to give out tracts. Put them in letters, Christmas cards, and bills. Give them to clerks, waitresses, salesmen; and all who come to your door. Leave them in places where people will likely see them and pick them up. Go in teams for mass distribution to bus and train stations, airports, shopping centers, and sporting arenas. Send teams from the church, door to door, until you reach every home.
7.PERSONALLY: One of the unique aspects of tracts is that anyone can use them, young or old, educated or uneducated, rich or poor. People who would not come to your church will read a tract in privacy. Be sure it contains the gospel -- the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ for our sins!
8.PROSPECTIVELY: One of the greatest values of tracts is their ease in opening the door to witness. Use them as a tool to witness but never as an excuse for not witnessing. After a person has read the tract try to engage him in conversation, and witness further to him.
9.PRESENTLY: Don't delay; start today. Remember you can never be led to give out a tract if you have none with you. Again, be like Peter, "At Thy word I will" (Luke 5:5). Try to get the gospel to EVERY person without being pushy or offensive.
10.PURPOSEFULLY: Stamp your address on the back of the tract for a follow-up. Let's preach the gospel to every creature we meet through the use of tracts.
-- from Sumner Wemp