The Gospel Tract, Part 1

If a Gospel tract could, what could or would it say about itself? This video has the answer.

 

Tips For Tracts via YouTube

“Tips For Tracts” is a book loaded with helpful information; so what did the man who wrote the Foreword have to say about it? Watch the video to find out!

 

ORDERS AND MAILING COSTS

Pilgrim Fundamental Baptist Press (PFBP) does everything it can to keep keep down costs; the requested contribution for literature is just enough to cover the actual cost of producing it. When the actual materials and labor are factored in, the ministry loses money. The missionary printer for the ministry does NOT take a pay check from PFBP; he has raised all of his support just like any other missionary so the work he does in the print shop printing the literature is done for free. When it comes to shipping the literature, the ministry is at the mercy of the US postal system (USPO). The ministry tries to find the most economical way of sending the literature that is requested; however, the options are few. A few years ago the USPO established new guidelines for what qualifies as “media mail;” it use to be that Gospel tracts qualified for this, but under the new guidelines it no longer does. What all of this translates into is higher mailing costs and, unfortunately, we have found that potential customers do not want to cover this. Such was the case with a literature that was received on 18 July. Once the customer found out the mailing costs, he canceled the order. Since the ministry already operates bare bones, it cannot afford to cover the mailing costs. This is unfortunate but that is the way it is. Hopefully everyone will understand.

PFBP CUSTOMERS AND MAILING LISTS

For those who place literature orders with this ministry, you will be pleased to know that this ministry does NOT automatically add you to a mailing list nor do we share your information with any other business or ministry. I am sure that some of you have placed an online order with a business of some sort only to have them add you to a mailing list or, even worse, your information was sold or given to another business. Well, rest assured, this ministry does NOT do any of that! With this said, if any PFBP customer would like to be added to the PFBP mailing list, then we would be happy to do so but ONLY with your permission. Typically, every 2 months a ministry news/prayer letter is sent out; the letter usually tells what has been happening with PFBP and yours truly. For example, the August news/prayer letter will have information about my June mission trip to Honduras (including a few pictures) and it will mention the upcoming mission trip for September. The letter will also share a little about the recent power loss due to the storm that blew through our area a couple of weeks ago, the new K’ekchi Gospel tracts, a possible You Tube video about PFBP, etc. In every letter I try very hard to avoid the typical missionary trap of begging so any reference to money is rarely mentioned and even when it is, it is ONLY for prayer. Because this ministry is involved in missionary work and yours truly is a missionary himself and works closely with a couple of missionaries in Central America, occasionally PFBP undertakes a special project for them and tries to help raise prayer and finances. When this happens, a special letter is prepared and sent out to everyone on the mailing list providing details. Just recently this ministry did just that for a missionary who had a great need for another vehicle; any money that was raised went directly to the respective board and NOT to this ministry. As a matter of fact, this ministry does not know (nor do we want to) who gave and how much, but the Lord did provide close to $10,000 for this need and the vehicle was purchased in the respective country.

So, with all of this said (more could be said but this is sufficient), if any of the PFBP customers wish to be added to the mailing list, please feel free to say so. Please be sure to provide a complete name and email address. Thank you kindly and do have a great day in the Lord.

KJV ONLY GOSPEL LITERATURE

I have been told many , many times that it is getting hard and harder to find Gospel tracts that use ONLY the KJV; some literature ministries use the KJV along with other perversions. I am pleased to report that Pilgrim Fundamental Baptist Press uses ONLY the KJV and that we hold to the position that ALL other English translations are corrupt. Of course, this makes PFBP unpopular with some people; however, this ministry does not exist to try and win a popularity contest (although we would like to be popular) but to be faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ and His perfect Word. So, if people are looking for English Gospel literature that uses only the KJV, then that is PFBP!

JOHN and ROMANS

Pilgrim Fundamental Baptist Press has available the Gospel of John and Romans combined in a single publication. The finished size is 5.5 x 8.5 with approximately 78 pages; it is paperback with a saddle stitch. The Gospel of John is identical to the smaller version that PFBP prints, complete with all of the notes and helps. The Romans portion is just straight copy with no particular helps. Orders for this item may be placed on the ministry web site.

GOSPEL OF JOHN

Pilgrim Fundamental Baptist Press prints a pocket size Gospel of John; it measures approximately 4.25 x 5.5 and has about 80 pages. This product is unique in that it has many helpful notes throughout it. At the front of the booklet is God’s plan for salvation. Then, after the last chapter, there are more helpful notes.

God’s Plan for Saving Sinners

(1) God sent His Son into the world that He might take the sinner’s place. When Jesus died on the cross as God’s Lamb, He took the punishment that belonged to the sinner.

(John 3:16,17.)
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.”

(John 1:29.)
“Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

(2) When we repent and acknowledge ourselves to be sinners, and take Jesus Christ as our Saviour, . . . .

Additional notes after the last chapter:

THE ETERNAL LIFE OF THOSE WHO BELIEVE AND ACCEPT JESUS AS A SAVIOUR

Believers in Jesus are given authority to claim this right as children of God, 1:12
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power [authority] to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.”

Eternal life imparted to those who have accepted Jesus Christ, 3:36
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”

THE PERSONALITY OF SATAN

Jesus calls him the prince of this world, 12:31; 14:30
“Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.”
“Hereafter I will not talk much with you; for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in Me.”

Jesus calls him the devil, 13:2
“And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him”

Jesus assures us of judgment upon him, 16:11
“Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.”

THE ETERNAL PUNISHMENT OF  UNBELIEVERS

Those who refuse to believe on Jesus die in their sins, 8:24-25
“I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins; for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins.
“Then said they unto Him, ‘Who art thou?’ And Jesus saith unto them

The booklet ends with the song, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.”

The Gospel of John is KJV and may be ordered on the ministry web site.

 

 

Charlie Coulson, the Drummer Boy

Charlie Coulson the Drummer Boy is a true story from the Battle of Gettysburg; this inspiring story has touched the hearts of thousands as they have read it. Here are the opening paragraphs of the booklet:

Two or three times in my life God in His mercy touched my heart, and twice before my conversion I was under deep conviction.

During the American war I was surgeon in the United States army, and after the battle of Gettysburg there were many hundreds of wounded soldiers in the
hospital, twenty-eight of whom had been wounded so severely that they required my services at once; some whose legs had to be amputated, some their arms, and others both their arm and leg. One of the latter was a boy who had been but three months in the service, and being too young for a soldier had enlisted as a drummer. When my assistant surgeon and one of my stewards wished to administer chloroform previous to the amputation, he turned his head aside and positively refused to receive it. When the steward told him that it was the doctor’s orders he said, “Send the doctor to me.”
When I came up to his bedside I said: “Young man, why do you refuse chloroform? When I found you on the battlefield you were so far gone that I thought it hardly worthwhile to pick you up, but when you opened those large blue eyes I thought you had a mother somewhere who might at that moment be thinking of her boy. I did not want you to die on the field, so ordered you to be brought here, but you have now lost so much blood that you are too weak to endure an operation without chloroform, therefore you had better let me give you some.”
He laid his hand on mine, and looking me in the face said: “Doctor, one Sunday afternoon in the Sunday school, when I was nine-and-a-half years old, I
accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour. I learned to trust Him then, I have been trusting Him ever since, and I know I can trust Him now. He is my strength and my stay; He will support me while you amputate my arm and leg.”

This particular booklet is excellent reading for anyone of any age; it may be ordered from the ministry web site.

POEMS FROM THE HEART

Father’s Day is only a couple of weeks away but there is still time to get something for dad. Some men like to read, so why not get something along that line! For Christian fathers in particular, Pilgrim Fundamental Baptist Press has a book available that will enjoyable and challenging reading. The book is, “Poems From The Heart”and its sub-title is, “Poems That Preach.” The book is a collection of 70 poems that includes humor, missions, meditation, etc. Here are the titles of a few of the poems: “God’s Wood Shed,” A Voice From Hell, ” A Salute to Old Glory,” It’s Bad Grammar,” “The Aging Process,” (truth with humor added) “The Gossip,” (more truth with humor) “Tribute to Missionaries,” “The Old Home Place” (a trip down memory lane). The book has many pictures and graphics scattered throughout it. A printed copy of “Poems From The Heart” may may ordered from the ministry web site or, for those having a Kindle, it may be purchased from Amazon.com. Here the short link for the Kindle version: Poems From The Heart:  http://amzn.to/poemsfromheart  Order now to ensure delivery in time for Father’s Day because the print shop will close at 1500 hours on 2 June; it will reopen on 28 June (yours truly will be in Honduras on a mission trip).

IT’S WARRANTED FOR LIFE

Let’s all face it, at one time or another we bought something that we THOUGHT had a halfway decent warranty on it but alas, we found out that was not so. Many products only come with a 30, 60, 180, or possibly 365 day warranty which is only as good as the underwriter. And should you need to use the warranty, what time consuming process will you have to go through? Wouldn’t it be nice to get something that is warranted for life!? Yes, that would be absolutely great!! Pilgrim Fundamental Baptist Press has a Gospel tract available that is called, “It’s Warranted for Life.” This would be an excellent tract to give to someone in a store, especially a store that sells products that come with a warranty of some sort. Here are a few lines from this tract: “Did you know that there is a “product” that you will never be disappointed with, and that it comes with a warranty that never expires, no matter what? That’s right, it does exist but it cannot be bought for any amount of money. If you are interested, read on and I’ll tell you how you can get it, for free!”

This tract may be ordered from the ministry web site by going to http://www.pfbaptistpress.org.