“One of the effective uses of the press is found in the publication and circulation of tracts.
They are valuable for soul-winning, soul-building, indoctrination, and for teaching the truths of God’s Word.
Brief, pointed, and well-printed tracts will often attract attention and carry the Christian message home to the heart in a way nothing else will.
Churches with their Sunday school and Training Union forces could be made centers for the distribution of tracts.
Pastors, missionaries, and evangelists should keep a supply of well-selected tracts on hand at all time.
They can be mailed out, handed out in making visits, given to passers-by on the streets, and distributed at church doors as congregations gather and disperse.
The tract given should be chosen to suit the need of the one receiving it and should be handed out with a prayer for God’s blessing on the message.
It is often good to follow up the tract with a conference, another tract, or a personal letter.”
-L. R. Scarborough, With Christ After the Lost, revised by E. D. Head, Southwestern Library of Centennial Classics; 1942, 2008.
L. R. Scarborough (AD 1870-1945) was a pastor, evangelist, author, founded and taught the first seminary “Chair of Evangelism,” and was the second president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas (swbts.edu). Scarborough also served as president of the Southern Baptist Convention.
-David R. Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor, May 30, AD 2011.
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Sources of Gospel Tracts