It’s Throwback Thursday where we look at a quote from a missionary or preacher. Usually I choose a quote from a person who has gone on to be with the Lord, but today we are going to look at a preacher who is still alive and open-air preaching hard. If you have never met Ray Comfort, then you are in for a treat. I have attended two conferences where he has spoken and laughed so hard my side ached and tears ran down my cheeks. I have never laughed so much in my entire life. If Ray loses his job as a preacher, he can always be a standup comedian. On a more serious note, Ray has a teaching called, “Hell’s Best Kept Secret”, that I highly recommend you listen to. He has discovered the key to revival that has been lost for many years in American evangelism. That key is the use of the Ten Commandments when presenting the gospel message. Charles Spurgeon used the key, Bertha Smith used the key, George Whitfield used it, as well as most great preachers of revival in the past. You can download this sermon for free from his website: http://www.wayofthemaster.com/. He also has a program on TBN called “The Way of the Master” which he hosts along with Kirk Cameron. Do you remember Mike Seaver from the from the popular television show “Growing Pains”? Well he is now an evangelist.According to Ray, “There are two reasons why the Church is filled with people whose lives don’t measure up to what they profess. As we have seen, gospel has degenerated into a means of happiness rather than one of righteousness. Second, we have failed to show sinners that they are lawbreakers, that they have violated the Law of a holy God. Perhaps one of the greatest errors made by modern preachers is to assume that sinners know that they are sinners and therefore don’t need to be confronted with the fact. They say that the unsaved need to realize that God loves them and can forgive them. This is just not true, either biblically or experientially. The Bible says that most people think are good (see Proverbs 20:6)…Despite America’s mountain of sin, most think it’s a tiny molehill in God’s eyes, and they look forward to the reward of Heaven”. p. 59
I recommend visiting Ray’s website and feel free to download “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” and “True and False Conversion”. The church in America needs a wake up call and this is the secret. It is time to sound the alarm. For free downloads: The Way of the Master . I also recommend any of their gospel tracts. I have been distributing them for years. If you buy the credit card size tracts, you can leave them at the gas pump in the credit card slot. If you are too shy to witness, then leave gospel tracts. Just make sure the tracts use the 10 commandments to speak to the conscience of the individual.
Comfort, Ray. The Way of the Master. Ray Comfort, 2006.
If you would like to learn how to share your faith biblically, then learn from the best. In my opinion, Ray and Kirk are the best.