Beliefs and Mission

WHAT WE BELIEVE

TRUE-WAY TRACTS is a Christian tract ministry. We believe in all the fundamental doctrines of the evangelical Protestant church.

We believe that God is eternally existent in three separate persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that God the Father is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things.

We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His victorious death on the cross, was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended back to the right hand of God the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us.

After He ascended to heaven, Jesus poured out His Holy Spirit on the believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today.

We believe that all people are by nature separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but that salvation, redemption, and forgiveness of sin are freely offered to all people by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, trusting in Him to save, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all his/her sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God destined to spend eternity with the Lord.

We believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, that the Bible, Old and New Testaments, is the inspired, infallible Word of God.

OUR MISSION

TRUE-WAY TRACTS began in 1996 by Mrs. Tyner. This ministry offers a series of individual tracts and apologetics briefs (pamphlets) to be used for pre-evangelism or evangelism. Believers can use them as witnessing tools or equipping tools to share and defend the faith. Our mission is to further the Kingdom of God and to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ.

Apologetics Briefs: Each apologetics brief is designed to answer a popular question that challenges Christianity and its essential doctrines. Each one presents a clear and logical defense for the truth of Christianity, highlighting external and internal evidences and biblical truths.

Importance of Apologetics: In today’s pluralistic world, it is vitally important for Christians to explain whom the biblical Jesus is and why biblical Christianity is true. In 1 Pet. 3:15, Christians are exhorted to defend the faith: “Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with gentleness and respect.”

The Ministry’s Beginning:  The first True-Way Tract, written in 1996, was entitled: “What Sets Christianity Apart from Religions and Religious Philosophies?” It was a response to a disturbing newspaper article that promoted all religions and community spiritual alliances. Such notion contradicts Scripture (John 14:6; Matt. 7:13-14). Carolyn Thomas presented the article to Mrs. Tyner and the idea of writing a Christian response. At the encouragement of Carl Westerlund at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, Mrs. Tyner wrote additional apologetics briefs and tracts, which eventually formed a series. (To see a complete listing, click “Catalog” on our Home Page.)

Endorsements: Kay Arthur of Precept Ministries International wrote endorsements for the original three True-Way Tracts. Beginning in mid-1996, Pastors Chuck Smith and Pastor Romaine at Calvary Chapel approved the True-Way Tracts for distribution through the Chapel Store. It was at the suggestion of Pastor Chuck Smith in 1997, that Mrs. Tyner began praying the Jabez prayer – that God would enlarge the territory of this ministry according to His plan. Over the last few years, our tracts have been endorsed by various Christian apologists, pastors, and ministries (see our Endorsements link).

Distribution: True-Way Tracts are currently distributed through the Chapel Store in Costa Mesa, Joy’s Bookstore in San Clemente, The Bible Book House in Orange, the Blue Letter Bible’s online bookstore, and Calvary Distribution’s online bookstore.The Narrow Way Prison Ministries has distributed thousands of True-Way Tracts to jails and prisons in the U.S. and the Philippines. Spanish Calvary Chapel affiliates are translating and distributing True-Way Tracts. Street witnessing groups have distributed thousands of our tracts in Orange County and San Francisco. Hundreds of TWT apologetics briefs have been sold in the Campus Crusade for Christ conference bookstore in CO. Hundreds of briefs have been used in training a CCC team for their mission project in Germany. And Lighting the Way Worldwide distributes hundreds of our apologetics tracts in CA, CO, TN, NYC, and the UK.

To God be the glory!