Sunday, October 30, 2016

Jack Chick Has Died



I have used Jack Chick tracts to witness, though with time, I thought he co-mingled repentance as a requirement of salvation so disagreed with that, repentance comes as a result of salvation. There was also the obvious support for Christian Zionism which was one of thoseof the things I definitely parted ways with as the years went by. His tracts did help me as an unbeliever,  so there was that as a positive. I collected them as quirky works of art during my non-believer days and would go to this hipster bookstore in a huge metro city and buy bunches of them.

Jack Chick

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

My wife did begin to seek salvation while attending a local University and the start of that was due to tracts being left in various places on campus. Agree about Chick's zionism. I do think ex-priest Alberto Rivera was the real deal with proof recently. - Don

Bible Believer said...

I think Alberto Rivera was real too, especially give the enemies against him in Rome. Too bad Chick didn't see through the Zionism. He laid low and didn't seek fame. No one knows what Jack Chick looks like. I like that he wrote tracts for all walks of life too, not just the suburban and above crowd. Glad your wife saw some tracts too that helped lead her to salvation too. Praise God. Well God did use them for some good.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your assessment on Mr chick. I might be mistaken, but didn't Alberto Riviera endorse the SDA church? I thought I seen that somewhere before. I do know that the SDA church seems to have adopted him as their own lol. His story is very believable......James

Anonymous said...

Here is a picture of Chick and yes, he did keep a low profile; www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0074/0074_01.asp - Don

Sue Botchie said...

Dear BB and Friends, back in the late 70s I found one of Jack Chuck's tracts laying on the road. It terrified me. But I didn't see myself as lost and hell-bound for yet another 35-some years. But I had never forgotten the images and story in that tract. Am sad to hear that Jack Chick is no longer with us - the world is at a loss. He is likely very happy, with the Lord. And with hands that don't ache after holding a pencil for more than 10 minutes.

Anonymous said...

BB,
The memorial to Jack Chick on the chick web site sounds like PRAYING TO THE DEAD 101. Sounds just like," hitherto evil darkened with glosses and wonderful dreams of Sophisters, “ ~ William Tyndale.

Quote from Chick site, " Unlike the king in the Chick tract The Fool, Jack had made every preparation for his eternal future. So we visited him to pray, to tell him we loved him, and to bless him on his way to his eternal reward.” End quote.

Source: http://www.chick.com/information/Jack-Chick/
deb

Anonymous said...

"We still await proof that Alberto Rivera existed. Though we see that a man existed, whether or not he was born Alberto Rivera has yet to be established, no birth certificate, no passport, not health certificates and tax certificates, no driving licence, no former pupils of any of the schools that he must have attended, no medical staff coming forward to avow they ever treated this man, no death certificate, nothing whatsoever coming forth to prove the man before us was Alberto Rivera.

What more alarming is that Christians, world wide, are handing out Chick Tracks that are simply promoting Neo-Evangelical Sandemanian teaching, that man is not sacred, but secular, that a human being is not more than flesh, blood, sinew, and bones, by which they can make a decision for Christ.

The sacred, inner man, the soul, has been stripped by Neo-Evangelicalism, duality of the individual taken away, which means that the all pervasive Neo-Evangelicalism is secular, the enemy of the invisible world, the avowed enemy of God, of Christ, of the Holy Ghost, and of the church, whilst pretending to contend for all that is sacred, like Judas and Demas and Spurgeon's of old, the Billy Graham's and Paisley's of the present.

Are we to help the spread of the secularism of the enemy through enticing tracts and booklets that their author promises lead so many to salvation, his kind of salvation, that of decisions , to taking away God, replacing God with another, having already replaced Christ with another, a god of decisions, not a God of conviction to conversion, and a Christ not to be found within (Gal.1.16), but without, one that must be invited into the heart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvrB2zZv1VA

Anonymous said...

Yes, Acts 16:29-31 is quite clear as to how to be saved. There is no mention of one stopping their sins BEFORE salvation. The word repentance is not even mentioned. Repentance simply means a change of mind, not a willingness to stop sinning. You go from unbelief to belief. How does one stop sinning without the Holy Spirit inside of them? God puts no conditions on his Grace. You simply need to accept it.

Soldier of Jah said...

Jack Chick Publications isn't too far from where i live. I met him one time last year at the store. It's a neat place in the Upland-Rancho Cucamonga -Ontario area. The woman at the front desk is a real sweet person and they have books and tracks in the store area that are well organized. I love the Chick tracts, very creative.

Free From Churchianity said...

Repentance is required for salvation.

2 Corinthians 7:9-10
9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Repentance is necessary; repentance as in a change of mind. We are not saved by our own works.

In Acts 16:29-31 . The man already had repented, so all that was left for him was to believe.

James 2:19
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

Easy believism is a heresy that can lead you to hell. You must repent of your sins. God is not mocked by a false definition of grace. We are not saved by works though.

Galatians 6:7-9
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Anonymous said...

Actually Alberto Rivera provided his RCC "license" and his Spanish ID under Franco from the 1960s, so Anon at 10:38 is incorrect. All evidence actually points in favor of Alberto's claims......James

Bible Believer said...

With Alberto Rivera, he could be a false figure or a real guy. I do believe much of what he exposed about the Catholic church was true. Here even if he was controlled op or not, we have to be discerning. Jack Chick obviously got deceived by some, I am thinking of the books where it was about the woman claiming to have escaped from Satanists that was full of false teachings, I can't remember her name right now, something Brown? He also has Schnoebelen books and other dubious authors. Sure there is a danger in Chick tracts with the "easy believism" stuff. I believe repentance comes after belief and salvation. There will be repentance in the heart of those who have truly believed. Conviction of sin comes via the Holy Spirit. I hope the visiting him to pray, communicate etc, was BEFORE he died. I do sometimes notice some freely "talk" to the death, usually one doesn't want to do theological quibbles on mourning people but I have noticed how prevalent it is, where people lose someone and then hold conversations with them.

Anonymous said...

2 Corinthians 7:9-10 is speaking to believers isn't it? Not the unsaved.

In Acts 16 the jailer repented because he believed. I don't see any other actions mentioned. He did change his mind about sin and salvation obviously. But I don't see mention of sorrow or turning from sin.

James 2:19 is talking about the devils who believe in God. Belief in God alone cannot save anyone. Many people believe in God without knowing Christ. Besides, a devil, demon or fallen angel cannot be saved.

Is Galatians 6 talking about salvation? At times Christians can be fleshy and carnal.

Anonymous said...

Dear BB
Re: @ October 31, 2016 at 1:12 PM

Regrettably, and being mortified!!! I thought it was after Jack Chick passed away, so they were NOT praying to him after he passed away. No excuse as I usually triple check what I read before I post. Please accept my retraction and remove if you see fit. Thank you, deb

Free From Churchianity said...

2 Corinthians 7:9-10 is speaking to believers about when they were in their unbelieve.

In Acts 16 the jailer had obviously repented. He was almost ready to kill himself. Sorrow was not mentioned because he was already in great sorrow and grief and torment.

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
-James 4:9

You are right that James 2:19 is talking about devils who believe in God, but comparing their philosophy of saying

that "God just exists" and saying that they are saved. I'm not sure if devils, demons, or fallen angels can be

saved. May someone please show some scripture relating to the issue of devils being saved because I am honestly

ignorant on this issue.

Galatians 6:7-9
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Galatians 6 is talking about sowing to the flesh and sowing to the Spirit. Because a lot of people think they can

mock God with a false definition of grace. Jesus did not die on the cross so that people can go and sin

reprobately. This is the evil philosophy of being "covered by Christ" where people go and keep on sinning willfully

and they just think that they will be forgiven, or just miss out on rewards in heaven. This is a lie. The flesh and

the Spirit are CONTRARY to each other, and you cannot do both at the same time. If you sow to the Spirit you will

reap life everlasting, but if you sow to your flesh, you will reap corruption. Jesus did not die on the cross so

that you could continue sinning, but died so that you can be with Him forever in eternity together.

visit the Liberty to the Captives article on false definition of grace at libertytothecaptives.net and go to the

salvation section.

There is a verse that says something like: Whatever you do, do it for the Lord.
When you are a Christian, you will be doing things by sowing to the Spirit. You will probably still fall short of

the glory of God because no man is perfect (except when Christ came in the flesh). Sometimes as Christians we do sin, but we still repent and God is just to forgive us of our sins, but if we sin willfully after we have received
the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins. So do not use your liberty for an occassion
to the flesh and be sure not to put out stumblingblocks for others anymore.

Anonymous said...

"sinning reprobatly"? So people who sin, even after salvation are reprobates? Where's this in scripture? The bible says even the thought of foolishness is sin. The epistle of John speaks of those who deny they are without sin. Paul said in Romans 8 and 9 that he was still a sinner. Grace is not a license to sin, as we are all sinners and one is not needed. Jesus Christ died for the sinners and the ungodly. He died for the sins of man alone......James

Anonymous said...

Repentance is necessary for salvation to occur. It comes first. To believe otherwise is the Calvinistic predestination where man has no free will.

I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus. Acts 20:21

First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds. 21 Acts 26:20

The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they REPENTED at the preaching of Jonah, and now one greater than Jonah is here (Mt. 12:41).
When God saw what they did and how they TURNED FROM THEIR EVIL WAYS, he had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened (Jonah 3:5-10).

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance (2 Pet. 3:9).
According to 2 Peter 3:9, one either repents or perishes. Hence, repentance is a salvation issue. Not only was repentance John the Baptist's message (Mt. 3:1,2), but Jesus' continued John's message after he was put in prison. There is no greater endorsement on the soundness of one's message than that of the Lord's:

When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he returned to Galilee ... From that time on Jesus began to preach," Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near" (Mt. 4:12,17).

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up (Jam. 4:8-10).

Repentance precedes salvation. It is repent or perish (don't repent , don't be saved)

God bless you.

Anonymous said...

BB, I stumbled across any message on repentance with listed verses, and I thought of adding this on to my previous posted message. God bless you.
To even get born again one must repent (Lk. 13:3,5; 2 Pet. 3:9; Gal. 5:24; etc.). After he has been saved, his saving faith can be destroyed, shipwrecked, etc. (Lk. 8:13; 1 Tim. 1:19; 2 Tim. 2:18; Rom. 11:19-22). There have been many lethal spiritual casualties over the centuries and all sin is not of the same degree.

“Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” Lk 13:3

24Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Galatians 5:24