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Ray Comfort

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by evangelist6589, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member
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    As I was typing this I saw on Facebook a picture from 2012 of Ray Comfort, EZ, and Charles Stanley posing for a picture together at a event Comfort was a keynote speaker. Ray Comfort is perhaps the most passionate evangelist alive today. He has a deep passion for souls and continues to motivate others to go out and do likewise. Many Calvinist and Reformed churches use The Way of the Master in their teachings. Many non-Calvinist churches also use the Way of the Master, so Comfort & Kirk Cameron's evangelism program is very popular. The Way of the Master gospel tracts are the best gospel tracts in print in my opinion, and anyone wanting help on reaching the lost should buy the Way of the Master basic training coarse, and or read one of his books. Among the best are the following.

    1. The Way of the Master
    2. Hells Best Kept Secret
    3. What did Jesus do?

    I doubt anyone besides Jordan appreciates Way of the Master on this board. But if you do appreciate Ray please post.
     
  2. blessedwife318

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    I actually enjoy wretched radio, previously known as The Way Of the Master Radio where Ray was a frequent guest with Todd Friel.
    I have a feeling that Ray Comfort would be appalled at how you have lifted him and his methods to be on par with the Bible and have publicly stated that we should ignore any problems in a church as long as they follow TWOTM.
    You venerate too many men. They would all tell you to stop pointing to them and instead point to Christ.
     
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    Evan---

    Who exactly is EZ?

    Is Ray Comfort related to Ron Comfort? Also, I was wondering if you've read Ray Comfort's book World Religions in a Nutshell? If you have, what did you think about this book?
     
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    Have not read that one. Sorry. EZ is Ray's son in law I believe.
     
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    Why is this posted in the Baptist section? Don't we have a forum set up for discussing non-Baptists...
     
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    Apparently there are Baptists who agree with the teaching, so it can very well be deemed "Baptist Theology" regardless of who espouses it.
     
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    I did a quick search and could not find a "what we believe" article where Mr. Comfort's theology is laid out. He is a believer in Christ and is endeavoring to serve Him. He opposes Evolution Theory, and engages in Evangelism. He was (and perhaps still is) affiliated with Calvary Chapel, which presents fairly sound doctrine.
     
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    IMO, he is a bit of a sensationalist. In 2010 when he went to Australia this incident followed:
    In one of his sermons he blames 9/11 on the apathy of the Church in America.
     
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    I'm still not clear on whether Ray[/U Comfort is any kin to Ron Comfort.

    The reason I asked this was that I vaguely remember about 45 years ago when I was a member of Faith BC in Sellersville PA ( www.faithatsellersville.org ) an evangelist by the name of Ron Comfort held a series of meetings at Faith BC.

    Since it occurred in the early 1970's, I don't remember too much of the details of Bro. Ron's messages, but they did seem to have some impact on the people of Faith BC at that time.

    Not ever having heard much about "The Way of the Master" program until about 10 or so years ago, I have no idea whether Ron Comfort has been (or was) in any way connected with Ray Comfort's ministries.

    Maybe Evan, or someone else, can shed some light on this matter.
     
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    RE: Ron Comfort:
    https://ambassadors.edu/Resources/ChancellorDesk/Bio.php

    RE: Ray Comfort:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Comfort

    No, I would say they are not related.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    I guess it's because of the similarities in their names I just sort of took for granted that these two men were related.

    To me, the names Ray and Ron just seemed to fit together. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I like Ray Comfort. I appreciate how he uses law and gospel. But he is also a Christian celebrity, whether he wants to be or not. Being a celebrity gives him exposure. That exposure allows for hyperbole such as, "the most passionate evangelist alive today". I do not like ranking Christians as to their effectiveness for Christ. That does not mean I do not appreciate those who happen to stand out. But for every Christian that stands out, there are many others who labor in obscurity. Let me tell you about one.

    When I got out of the Air Force I returned to my hometown of Kearny, NJ for a few years. I joined Oakwood Baptist Church (now a Calvary Chapel) and met a unique fellow by the name of William "Bill" Van Blarcum. Bill was almost 60 years old. He was a life long bachelor. He lived in his family home with his older brother Artie. Bill never made it big in business. He was a security guard. He bought all his clothes from Goodwill. He used to put mothballs in his huge Lincoln Continental to cover up the musty smell. He wore his pants above his belly button and always had Maypop sneakers on his feet. He was one unique and eccentric cat. But Bill loved the Lord Jesus Christ and was consumed with sharing the gospel, especially to young people.

    The town of Kearny is one of those towns with a main street, called Kearny Avenue. Most Friday and Saturday nights Bill would walk Kearny Avenue passing out tracts to groups of young people. Most of them would laugh at him. Some ridiculed him. A few even assaulted him. But Bill was undeterred. He was able to connect with some of these kids and would pick them up on Sunday morning, in his mothball mobile, and bring them to church. If the kids were poor Bill would deliver food and clothing to their home. There was a Christian ministry in Zarepath, NJ, and Bill would often load up his car with kids and take them to see Christian movies in Zarepath. He brought them to crusades. Even with all his eccentricity, Bill lived the commands of Christ as well as any redeemed sinner could.

    In 1992 Bill died of a massive heart attack. I did not expect many people to attend his funeral outside of his church family. But was I in for a shock. I was living in another state and made it just in time for the grave-side service. I saw dozens of people I never met before. All of them were former young people that Bill had ministered to over the years. They heard about his home-going and came out to give God the glory by honoring Bill's investment in their lives. It was amazing.

    Bill Van Blarcum had a tremendous impact in my life. He showed me how a man could live for Christ no matter what. He had a passion for sharing the gospel and he took advantage of each opportunity. I am proud to have known him and to call him "friend".

    There are many, many other Bill Van Blarcum's out there. They will never be a celebrity and their names will never be known outside of those in their inner circle. Instead of ranking their passion, I simply give thanks for God using them, all for His glory.
     
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    Appreciate his zeal and heart to witness and evangelise, but he does sem to be teaching that a sinner must forsake and get rid of sinning before coming to jesus, correct?
     
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