Million Dollar Evangelism
Last Saturday, I joined Steve and Robert downtown to evangelize at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and events. I had a session to photograph, so I was only able to stay for a little while in the morning.
Steve had a few packs of Million Dollar Bill tracts from Living Waters. I’ve always had my doubts about tracts like this: the kind of “bait-and-switch” tactic doesn’t seem to be very up-front, but today I found a good way to distribute them at the request of the receiver!
As I went out this morning, I grabbed several of them and put them in my shirt pocket. The top inch or so of the bill was sticking out and it looked just like a stack of real money. Of course, the guy at the tire counter at Costco asked about the money in my pocket. It was funny because I didn’t even remember I had it. So, here’s this guy asking about the gospel tract in my pocket! Ha! So, I gave him one.
My eye doctor asked about them too!
Then, at the bank’s drive-up window, after I deposited a check, I stuck another one in the tube and left it there for the next person. Imagine what someone will think when he drives up and sees a bill in the tube. Will he wonder, before he sees what it is, “Should I keep it?”
Then, when he gets it out, he’s presented with the following message on the back of the bill:
“The Million-dollar question: Will you go to Heaven? Here’s a quick test. Have you ever told a lie, stolen anything, or used God’s name in vain?” Then it goes on with the standard line of questions and reasoning that Ray Comfort uses on all his tracts and in all his evangelizing.
Usually, I don’t like to use sneak tactics to witness to people, but this got me thinking about the possibilities of being able to give people something when there’s not a lot of time to stop and talk to them, and do it at their request!
post script: Check out Sin Leads To Illegal Use of Million Dollar Tracts – kind of funny!