20 August, 2007

The Death Cookie

There are some really tacky ways to do evangelism. The Jack Chick Track is one of the tackiest. I must confess that I have used these, and maybe will use them again in the future... like for tips at Russ' Family Restaurant.

The one that you see to your left was one that I gave to my wife before she was a Christian. Wow! Fun stuff. Read some of these things at the link. They have the whole tract online.

This one is one of my favorites... I can totally relate to the pain of being lied to about these things!

11 comments:

Lydia said...

Haha, I remember that. I still have it along with some other Catholicism-related tracts (Why is Mary crying?). The best part is that they can be ordered in Deutsch! ;)

Mark said...

Wow... just wow.

Wow.

Steven and Crystal Carr said...

My favorite Chick tract is You Goofed. A boy is tricked by a man out of accepting Jesus. He and the man gets hit by a train and end up in Hell. The boy tells the man that he goofed. The man then takes off his mask and reveals himself to be Satan, saying, "You were wrong." You can read this powerful life transforming message here: http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0003/0003_01.asp
I remember laughing for ten minutes after reading this one.

voxstefani said...

Oh, Chick tracts! I have a full collection of them, including some long out-of-print ones. Gold, I tell ya!

My personal favorite is The Attack, of course. I love it how it looks like the guards in the 14th panel down seem to be scrutinizing the translators' work. Who knew there was a Hebrew and Greek prerequisite to enter King James' army! I'm also amused by the implication that at least parts of the KJV were translated by Jesuits scheming to undermine God's Word.

(Meanwhile, someone gave a copy of "The Death Cookie" to my one our priests here, thinking he was a Papist. He read it right on the spot, and then he said, much to the pamphleteer's surprise, "This is good, I agree!" ;-)

Rob Somers said...

My personal favourite is 'Big Daddy?' I have sometimes wondered where Jack Chick gets some of his information though...

Drollord said...

More interesting is Wikipedia's entry on Jack Chick...

eChuckler said...

I never intended on telling my kids there was a Santa Clause or a Easter Bunny... Now I have good reason for that decision!!

Also, if you DO leave a tract as a tip, you better hope you never get that waitress again, or else you'll probably get worse service. :)

karl said...

My favorite chick track...what a great idea for a poll or post...
my favorite one is when the guy wanted to burn churches and bible colleges because they didn't use the KJV
but my favorite part:
after he repented, he got his hair cut and shaved his face...

John D. Chitty said...

My former IFB church used to have "Tract Attacks" at large local haunted houses which raised money for charity around Halloween. Naturally we used Happy Halloween and The Devil's Night among others.

I pretty sure I once handed one to Joel Gregory, former pastor of FBC Dallas. That was pretty funny. I can't verify it, I didn't speak to him, but he sure looked like him and looked like he knew what we were up to. He just walked up with a knowing grin and stuck out his hand.

Jeff said...

You would have to be a complete idiot to think that "Chick tracts" are a good way to evangelize. Also, the way Chick represents Catholicism is nothing short of completely ignorant, prejudiced and full of hate. I'm glad that today, theologians from all denominations are able to think more critically and come to fuller understandings of the way our brothers and sisters interpret revelation. Anyone who thinks these "Chick tract" things are a good idea on any level has an oversimplified (even superstitious) understanding of Christianity. As educated Christians today, we all have a responsibility of learning theology and not just the theology of our own churches! Study theology! Study theology! Study theology! You can't study theology if you're a Calvinist who only reads Calvinists or a Lutheran who only reads Luther - All Christians have a responsibility to study all the major schools of theological thought - yes, that includes Catholic and Orthodox theology. Don't be simple, be critical!

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