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satire-Join the Soul-a-Month club for $48.00

How much would you expect to pay to see one soul saved? Ten thousand dollars? One hundred thousand? As Bailey Smith, former president of the SBC, points out, “[in] some churches it cost[s] $100,000 to $300,000 to see one convert.” But now, thanks to Bailey Smith Ministries, you don’t have to pay that much. NO! Why, you don’t even have to pay one thousand dollars…nor even one hundred dollars!

According to advertizing on his website, Bailey Smith can get you a soul saved for a mere $48.00!!! That’s right. You read the numbers correctly. By donating $48.00 a month to Bailey Smith ministries you can secure the salvation of one soul a month. That is why he has formed the “Soul-a-month ministry.” For every $48.00 given to the Bailey Smith ministries, he promises to get one soul saved.

Here is part of his pitch:

No, don’t reach out to touch someone – reach out to save someone by helping them to the cross of the Lord Jesus.

This is an incredible deal. But wait!! There’s more. Now saving souls can also benefit you when the tax man comes around. That’s right! Read the assurance of Bailey Smith for yourself:

Of course, your $48.00 each month to save a soul is tax-deductible.

Save a soul and save on your income tax! And this is from his PS:

Please make your check to Bailey Smith Ministry. Some are giving $96.00 a month representing a soul for the husband and wife.

There is no indication of whether this comes with a money-back guarantee. Or maybe there is an upgraded program where for twice the money the souls that are “saved” will last longer than 6 months.

(HT to Scott Slayden and Jeremy Moore)

Tom Ascol has served as a Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL since 1986. Prior to moving to Florida he served as pastor and associate pastor of churches in Texas. He has a BS degree in sociology from Texas A&M University (1979) and has also earned the MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has served as an adjunct professor of theology for various colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary, the Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary, African Christian University, Copperbelt Ministerial College, and Reformed Baptist Seminary. He has also served as Visiting Professor at the Nicole Institute for Baptist Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Tom serves as the President of Founders Ministries and The Institute of Public Theology. He has edited the Founders Journal, a quarterly theological publication of Founders Ministries, and has written hundreds of articles for various journals and magazines. He has been a regular contributor to TableTalk, the monthly magazine of Ligonier Ministries. He has also edited and contributed to several books, including Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry, The Truth and Grace Memory Books for children and  Recovering the Gospel and Reformation of Churches. He is also the author of From the Protestant Reformation to the Southern Baptist ConventionTraditional Theology and the SBC and Strong and Courageous. Tom regularly preaches and lectures at various conferences throughout the United States and other countries. In addition he regularly contributes articles to the Founders website and hosts a weekly podcast called The Sword & The Trowel. He and his wife Donna have six children along with four sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law. They have sixteen grandchildren.
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