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Why Use Tracts
The Power of the Printed Page
(courtesy of Every Home for Christ)
The pen is mightier than the sword," is a saying that is acknowledged by all for its truth.
It is equally true that the pen is mightier than the human voice.
The written word will go where the human voice cannot.
* It has no passport or visa problems
* It travels cheaply
* It leaps language barriers
* It is never influenced by prejudice
It will sail across the ocean, trek across the desert, and trudge down a narrow jungle path.
It will go into a crowded city or a sparsely settled countryside, into a mansion or a humble cottage.
It will tell its story in home or shop, factory or field.
It will reach the most isolated village and dwelling.
It will go where even the radio cannot reach.
The written word is often more powerful than the human voice.
It was said of the Apostle Paul, "His letters were weighty and powerful;
but his bodily presence was weak, and his speech contemptible."
* The written word knows no fear
* The written word flinches in the face of no man
It preaches the same message to the rich and the poor, the king and the commoner.
It never loses its temper, and never talks back in anger.
It takes no note of scoffs, jeers, or insults.
It never tires but works twenty-four hours a day.
It is never discouraged, but will tell its story over and over again.
It will speak to one as willingly as to a multitude and to a multitude as readily as one.
It always catches a person in just the right mood to be receptive, for it only speaks as the reader chooses to listen.
It can be received, read and studied in secret.
* It gets undivided attention in the quiet hours
* It speaks without a foreign accent
* It never compromises-never changes its message
The written word is more permanent than the human voice.
It continues to speak and make its message plain after audible words have been forgotten.
It is greatly appreciated by the nationals of any country.
It is immune to all disease.
Daniel Webster said:
" If religious literature is not widely circulated among the masses in this country, I do not know what is to become of us as a nation.
And the thought is one to cause solemn reflection on the part of every patriot.
If truth is not diffused, error will be.
If God and His Word are not known and received, the devil and his work will gain the ascendancy.
If the evangelical volume does not reach every hamlet, the pages of a corrupt and licentious literature will.
If the power of the Gospel is not felt through the length and breadth of the land,
anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness will reign without mitigation or end."
Last updated 05/10/2012
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