Atheism Debate: 5/5/07 on ABC

A couple months ago, there was some controversy over a group of atheists who challenged people to film themselves denying the Holy Spirit and post it on YouTube in order to prove that they do not believe the teachings of the Bible.
In response, Ray Comfort called ABC and on May 5th, he and Kirk Cameron will debate with the people behind the ‘Blasphemy Challenge’ on national television about the existence of God.
Further, he promises not to speak use faith or the Bible in his argument .

You can read more about it here.

If you don’t know who Ray Comfort is, he is pretty sharp and a great apologeticist (what word would I use there?). He hosts a cable show with Kirk Cameron called ‘The Way of the Master‘, which is intended to educate and encourage believers to share their faith.
He does seem to fall into the trap of being fairly haughty about his experience. Sometimes I feel like his evangelism is prideful and misrepresents the love of Christ. He also is outspoken against ‘The 4 Spiritual Laws’ Gospel tracts that Bill Bright (founder of Campus Crusade For Christ) made famous, because he says that it is confusing, if not wrong, to tell someone that God has a wonderful plan for their life when there is so much pain and suffering in the world. I think this does more harm than good, and is probably not the best use of his time or skills… but overall he is doing awesome things for the kingdom. I have a good book he wrote called ‘God Doesn’t Believe in Atheists’.

So let’s pray that he represents Christ well and that this debate is something that God will use to gain glory — through the actual debate as well as all the water cooler conversations that will likely follow…

Oh, and here he explains some of the reasons why bananas are my favorite food :0)

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One Response

  1. apologist? maybe?

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