Virtual Reality


By Dr. Ken Matto


Beware of the Chick Tract “Virtual Reality.”  On Page 15 & 16 of this tract, they have a fictitious Jesus appearing at the foot of the bed.  It seems that Chick tracts is now endorsing apparitions and visions.  You can click on the link below and scroll down to pages 15 & 16 and you will see the apparition plus they have included what they think Jesus looked like.  No one knows what Jesus looked like plus we are forbidden to make any picture of Jesus.  These fictitious pictures are also found on pages 18-20.  Click on the link below and scroll down to those tract pages.


Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. (Acts 17:29)


The tract is “graven” which means “scratch or etching” and etching is a synonym of the word “drawing or print.” 


I wrote to David Daniels who heads up Chick Publications on March 26, 2020 and so far I have received no response and the tract is still as he wrote it.  We are both in agreement that the King James Bible is the true word of God but what good is having the true word of God if we are not going to abide by its teachings.  Here is the letter I wrote to David:


“Dear David,


I hope this letter finds you well.  I received my sample copy of the new tract “Virtual Reality” and as I was reading it a portion jumped out at me which may cause controversy.  On pages 15-16, it shows a picture of Jesus standing at the foot of the bed of the lead character in the tract.  I would suggest that you reconsider that section since Jesus does not appear to people in that manner.  Ever since the Scriptures were completed and our beloved King James Bible was given to us the way we reach people is to teach and preach the Bible and I know you know this.  This way the Holy Spirit will do the work of conviction.  The tract could be misconstrued as endorsing signs, wonders, and apparitions.  We are commanded to walk by faith and not by sight.  Having purchased Chick tracts and other materials for 39 years, I know that is not the official stance of Chick Publications.  That is why I am contacting you by letter to keep it private so you can make a determination as to which way to go.  Keep making those YouTube Videos.”


So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17) The Bible teaches that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God not faith comes by seeing an apparition or a vision.  The day of visions are over since the Bible became completed in 95 A.D.  (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) (2 Corinthians 5:7) It seems Christianity has reversed the truth of this scripture and now Christians walk by sight and not by faith.


As it stands as of April 16, 2020 I have not received back any response from David.