What We Do
We write, publish, and distribute
literature and tapes, sharing the Gospel of Christ, explaining the
means of living the Christian life, addressing a variety of Biblical
themes, commenting upon social or ethical issues upon which the
Bible speaks, and providing Biblical guidance for personal, family,
and ministry problems which are addressed in Scripture.
We conduct single meetings, camps
and conferences, seminars, classes, training sessions, all to one
end: to get every person back into the Word of God where all the
answers to all of our most basic and deepest questions are found.
What is now Clarity Ministries International
has evolved through many stages and has been known by several different
names going all the way back to 1964 with the establishment of Soul
Winning Seminars. In 1967 the first "Soul Winner's Digest" magazine
was published (circulation grew to 30,000), and a little later we
published our first book, The Gift of God (over 50,000 have
now been published). We also published All About Repentance
and Religion: Who Needs It?, Fishing for Men plus
tracts and booklets such as "Tongues: An Aid or Hindrance to Evangelism?"
To get God's truth to as many people
as possible through literature, meetings, tapes, and through any
other God-honoring means which may be available to us. We especially
concentrate on the truths of the Gospel of God's matchless grace,
the Christian life as God intended it to be lived, and upon key
doctrines of Scripture that impact the vitality and effectiveness
of God's people.
Though we want to influence all people
everywhere, our fourfold burden is primarily for (1)those who are
lost, who are strangers to the whole concept and real meaning of
salvation by grace, and who deserve straight answers without confusing
religious jargon, (2)believers who need and want to grow in their
walk with the Lord, (3)those who are involved in Christian ministry
of some kind but who are burned out, confused, or hurt and don't
know exactly where to turn or what to do, and (4)native Christian
servants in other countries who are deprived of adequate and sound
Bible training but are eager to know and use God's precious truths.
Richard A. Seymour (Dick) was born
in 1934 as a frail little guy with a cleft palate and double harelip.
Though his childhood was basically a happy one, he had tremendous
struggles and inner pain due to his physical appearance and his
inability to speak (even his name) and be understood by others.
After more than twenty operations
Dick finally had the physical equipment to speak properly, but it
was a long, laborious process. About that time he also heard the
Gospel of Christ at the age of nineteen. He could hardly believe
the freeness of so great a salvation. He had gone to church regularly
as a child but could not recall ever hearing that eternal salvation
was a gift from God, received solely through faith in Christ, based
on God's grace and having nothing whatever to do with his own works,
goodness, or merit. What a life transforming message this was to
his untaught ears. That was in June, 1953. Six months later he entered
Bible college to begin his lifetime study of God's Word firsthand.
Over the years Dick has been involved
in a variety of Christian ministries. He has served on the Board
of Trustees of two Bible colleges. He has also been a full-time
professor of Bible and Theology, and served at various times as
Registrar, Dean of Men, Academic Dean, Dean of the College, and
During the early years of FBC's history
Dick began to be burdened for those outside the direct influence
of his own little ministry. His burden embraced everyone who did
not know the Lord plus the entire Body of Christ, not just those
within his little sphere. Dick founded Soul Winning Seminars, and
published the first small issue of "Soul Winner's Digest." He began
hitting the road (and airways) every weekend and in the summers
crisscrossing the country conducting seminars and proclaiming God's
precious Word in churches and conferences.
After thirteen years of Bible college
teaching and administration, he left in 1975 and began devoting
himself to a full-time ministry of speaking, writing, and publishing
his works. He married his lovely wife, Kathy, in July, 1975 (they
now have two children: Jeff, born in 1985, and Stephanie, born in
1993). Dick was the founding pastor of Fayette Bible Church in Fayetteville,
GA, and also pastored in Florida for a brief time in the early 90's.
He returned to the Bible college ministry in 1988 where he taught
and served in various administrative capacities until July, 1996.
What is now Clarity Ministries International
was previously known simply as Clarity. The name has been changed
slightly to more accurately depict our direction and purpose, and
to reflect the ever increasing international outreach of our literature
and influence. Dick is once again available for speaking opportunities
far and wide and throughout the year. His areas of consistent usefulness
over the years have been in the areas of evangelism (the Gospel
including cult evangelism), various aspects of the Christian life
and how to live it, doctrine and theology (making the grand truths
of Scripture very understandable and practical), camps and conferences
(everything from youth camps to adult conferences on the Christian
life, soul winning, prophecy, crucial contemporary movements and
issues, and studies of various Bible books).
Statement of Faith
In brief we hold to the following
truths (a full Statement is available upon request):
The Bible as the verbally inspired,
inerrant, and authoritative Word of God.
The full Deity of the triune — God
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
God as the Creator and Sustainer
of the universe.
The virgin birth of Christ and His
subsequent sinless life.
Christ's sufficient and complete
payment for all sins of all men for all time.
His literal and bodily resurrection
from the dead.
Eternal salvation provided freely
to the believing sinner as a gift by grace, through faith alone,
and not as a result of any human works or merit.
Christ's personal return, first
to catch His children away prior to the Great Day of His Wrath,
the Tribulation, and then to come back to earth with them to rule
and reign over the earth for 1,000 years.
Heaven as the eternal home of the
redeemed, and Hell as the eternal dwelling place of all who die
without Christ, and of Satan and his demons.