A video entitled ‘A Christians Critique on Ray Comforts “180” Movie,’ regarding the methods Comfort uses
Though I am thankful for the many great things that Comfort has accomplished, Christians must be impartial advocates of the truth. Sadly today many ‘methods’ of evangelism have become idols, and to some, their evangelists have become idols to them.
Brethren, anytime we’re ‘reasoning’ with the lost, we ought to be reasoning directly from the Scriptures, we must use the Sword of the Lord (the Scriptures). But Comfort by his own admission is an opponent of using the “Bible.”
In Jack Hibbs 2014 interview of Ray Comfort , regarding this same 180 Movie, beginning at time-stamp 17:10, Comfort
- Negatively speaks against the use of signage (which have been proven to be fruitful)
- Negatively refers to Biblical ‘preachers’ that lift their voice as “yelling at people”
- Only engages with crowds that will “listen willfully”
- Primarily uses extra-biblical (or unbiblical) methods
- Needs to build a “rapport with people” before evangelizing them (tell that to the Prophets of old, and the Apostles).
As I’ve said before ~
Nowhere in the Scriptures are evangelists (or street preachers) told to first get the worlds permission to preach. Nowhere in the Scriptures are Christians told to accommodate the world. Nowhere in the Scriptures are we told to only preach to crowds that are willing to listen. Nowhere in the Scriptures are we told to redact, truncate, or replace the preaching of the glorious Gospel with tricks, gimmicks, gadgets, skits, magic, entertainment, cash giveaways, gift card giveaways, trivia questions, word games, jokes, or comedy. Nowhere in the Scriptures are we told to give the heckler a microphone and a box to stand on, so they can blaspheme the Lord and use profanity. We ought to be thankful that these evangelists are out there. But when our evangelism efforts become more man-centric, and less Gospel-centric; it’s no longer orthodox Biblical evangelism, it is heterodoxical pragmatism.
Any good works without the Scriptures being front and center, is humanitarianism, that’s what the U.N. is for.
I did not create the below video critique, nonetheless it is important to share.
A Christians Critique on Ray Comforts “180” Movie, and the methods Comfort uses
 Ray Comfort, Jack Hibbs Interviews Ray Comfort on His Movie: 180, https://youtu.be/TuTEZKqX2-g (Accessed on December 15th, 2016)