Soldiers of the Cross is dedicated to preaching the Gospel to the lost
and equipping and encouraging the church to the fulfil the Great Commission. Often these two go together as we
outreach to the community together with the local churches. One such event was this year's ANZAC Day outreach in Rockhampton, Qld, where Gospel Tracts were distributed
prior to the ANZAC parade.
These types of events are a very effective way to get the Gospel into
the hands of the lost en masse. This particular day over 1200 tracts were given out, as well as one-to-one
witnessing and conversations.
“This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end
will come.” Matthew 24:14
While open-air preaching and one-to-one witnessing have been the main methods of evangelism since Jesus walked the
earth, ever since the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg around 1440 AD, printed Christian
Gospel literature, or tracts, as they are known, have become a very effective means of evangelism.
Certainly they have been instrumental in the conversion of many people, including Mitsuo Fuchida, the WW2 Japanese
pilot who led the attach on Pearl Harbour in December, 1941 (see video above). Whilst in Tokyo after the
war, he was given a Gospel tract written by an American WW2 airman, Jacob DeShazer, which told of his own
conversion to Christ whilst he was POW in China and the subsequent forgiveness and love he felt towards his
captors. This led Fuchida to read the Bible to seek this God Who could change the heart .... (see more)