This is an anonymous email I received from a person who was not impressed with the Million Dollar Bill Gospel tract:
I was leaving the pier after dinner with a friend when I was handed the million dollar bill. We were laughing and joking when we were approached by a young man who thrusted two of the million dollar bills into our hands and said, without smiling or making any eye contact, “Read this, you might find it interesting.”
After reading the back of the bill, I was appalled and incredibly offended.
I am new to the area and I thought I had found a home at Hope Chapel, but I will now begin the search for a new church to attend on Sundays. I thought your church reflected the Christian ideals of love, compassion, acceptance, and humility, and I was incredibly disappointed to discover that you are allowing these messages of judgment and hatred to be spread in our community.
Please, for the sake of Christians everywhere, stop giving these bills out. All that your scare tactics are accomplishing is to offend and alienate non-believers. I’m no Bible scholar, but from what I recall Jesus never once gave out pamphlets to strangers telling them they are going to hell. Perhaps we should, literally, practice what we preach and spread God’s message through love instead of fear. Please consider what I’ve said, and thank you for your time.
What would you say to this person?