I) FREE BIBLE STUDY AND EVANGELISM TOOLS
A) INTERPRETING THE BIBLE PROPERLY IS SIMPLY A MATTER OF OBSERVING WHAT IT SAYS OBJECTIVELY USING THE NORMATIVE RULES OF LANGUAGE, CONTEXT AND LOGIC
B) EXAMPLES FROM SCRIPTURE ON HOW TO EVANGELIZE
C) ISLAM: IN LIGHT OF HISTORY, AN IN DEPTH STUDY OF ISLAM
Open up the 3.75 MB file in Microsoft Word right here
This is an authoritative guide for every student of Islam—not only the scholar and the Christian apologist, but for every Christian who has contact with, and ministry, to Muslims. This fascinating, scholarly work is rich in its depth and readily understood by the average reader. Scholars and apologetics who have read the book highly recommend it.
The Religion Research Institute has granted authorization to place the book on this website to be downloaded freely. If you would like to obtain a copy of Islam: in Light of History, 506 pages, hard cover, please contact the Religion Research Institute, P.O. Box 7505, Prospects Heights IL 60070, USA.
1) NEW CHAPTER FROM THE ABOVE STUDY: "STUDIES BY CLASSICAL WRITERS SHOW THAT MECCA COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BUILT BEFORE THE 4TH CENTURY A.D."
In Microsoft Word
E) EVANGELISM TOOLS LISTED BELOW:
Thank you for having a desire to witness to the lost. We offer free tracts, a booklet of summaries of commonly used prooftexts to be taped to the back inside cover of your bible for quick and easy reference; and special clear stick-on labels resembling footnotes that can be affixed to pages in your bible at strategic points. All of this is to provide an organized and effective response when sharing your faith, especially to the false preaching of different groups: Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormans, Jews, Roman Catholics, Atheists, Secular Humanists, Darwinists, and Agnostics. The reason the packet is offered and free is that there is such a great harvest among us prepared by God for us to respond to. The fields are ready and Christians need all of God's tools to reach the lost.
The tracts are personalized and modifiable. You may want to edit in your own personal testimony and contact information, or use them as is.
a) Personalized: In Microsoft Word
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b) A Letter To A Friend In Need Of Jesus Christ
c) Must You Take The Whole Bible Into Consideration? In Microsoft Word
d) Know that you have eternal life
Print a set of page # 1's; then reverse the sheets and print out page # 2's on the opposite side of page # 1's. Trim the pages with a scissors or cutting board, fold in two places along the spaces between pages into a three page, pocket sized fold out tract and you are ready to hand them out. Call or email if you have any problems.
i) Keep a few tracts in your 'back pocket' then slip one under you wherever you sit down. When you get up, there's the gospel! I carry a handful with me all the time and place them under me wherever I sit - buses, especially. When I leave I have planted a potential seed without the risk of negative response.
ii) Slide them under the tip at a restaurant.
iii) Store counters, public bulletin boards in laundromats, apartment complexes and restaurants are available for you to post the gospel. Or give to people as a bookmark, even quietly place in someone's shopping bag: all creative, non-confrontational ways of sharing your faith.
iv) When you speak with people with a mindset to lead them into the gospel, which we should always look to do, your own personal testimony/tract fits very well into the conversation. So consider modifying one of the tracts above with your own personal message so you can say to people, 'This is my own personal testimony and I'd like you to read it.'
2) COMMONLY USED PROOFTEXTS
The booklet of summaries of commonly used prooftexts will be mailed to you upon request or you may choose to click on this link and print it out on your own printer:
The booklet is in Microsoft Word. Adjust the margins to properly fit the text onto the pages as required; then cut the booklet out - leave a 3/8" margin on all sides; staple the pages together along the left margin and tape it onto the back inside cover of your bible along the left side.
P.S. Below is a short story of an exciting adventure out in the wilderness which has the salvation message clearly presented in it. You may want to print it out and provide it as an adventure story for those who hesitate to enter into a dialog with you on the gospel. Just another way of presenting the truth: