The economy, drone executions, abortion, euthanasia, war, jihad, death panels, the slaughter of innocents – it seems there are plenty of reasons for people in today’s world to seek answers to life’s fundamental questions.
So many are seeking answers, in fact, that famed evangelist Ray Comfort is calling on Christians to help him respond to questions posed on his Facebook page.
He told WND he’s seen an influx of 80,000 followers on his Facebook account in just a few weeks, and Facebook statistics show the page has “weekly total reach” of more than a million people.
“I have looked at a number of other Facebook pages and have seen an average of 30-40 comments from followers, however, it is not uncommon to get over 1,000 comments on one post on my page (one had over 1,900 comments),” he said.
“With six posts each day we can’t possibly answer all their questions, and so I’m asking Christians to come and help – because this is a very real battle for a generation.”
Comfort has authored a number of books addressing atheism, including “God Doesn’t Believe in Atheists,” “You can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, but You Can’t Make Him Think,” “Nothing Created Everything,” and “How to Know God Exists.”
Comfort said he’s seeking Christians who can log onto the comments pages and engage those who have questions.
The best-selling author and television co-host pondered why there’s so much discussion on his Facebook page.
“I guess they are bored with their godless life. Atheists aren’t the intellectuals they think they are. They think there’s no proof for the existence of God. They are like fish in the ocean saying that there’s no proof that water exists. They make mindless statements, such as there’s no evidence that Jesus Christ ever existed. I guess they don’t know what year it is.”
Comfort said most Christians find evangelism a little uncomfortable, “so this is an easy way to get their feet wet.”
Patience is required, however, “because many show up as though they are God’s intellectual gift to the world.”
“They are extremely arrogant, very condescending, they say things that aren’t true, and they use worn out arguments,” he said. “My advice is to wait for a minute to calm down, and then show them love and respect. It is tempting to give a quick sarcastic reply, and that just adds fuel to their fire.
“It’s also important to know that I deliberately create a ‘buzz.’ I say things like ‘Evolution stands in the way of the science of discovery, summed up in Einstein’s ‘I want to know how God created this world.” This brings them out in force, and gives us an opportunity to give sensible and biblical answers to their questions and objections,” he continued.
There also are rules – no bad language or bad talk about God.
Some 500 detractors were banned permanently from the site for breaking the rules, Comfort said.
Now others are aware they need to keep the discussion clean.
“Christians need to keep in mind that atheists’ worldview allows them to lie and twist the Scriptures. They mock creation, say that God commands murder and the rape of women, and that the Bible is full of mistakes. However, the issue here isn’t about evolution, or even the existence of God. It’s about the pleasure of guilt-free sexual sin,” Comfort said.
“Christianity threatens that freedom by saying that fornication and lust are morally wrong, and that God will hold them accountable. They love darkness and hate the light, and so they fight it with all their might and will hold back at nothing in their attempts to extinguish it. This is a wonderful opportunity to reach a Hell-bound world with the gospel of everlasting life. Please help us,” he said.
Comfort’s Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/#!/official.Ray.Comfort or by using the search-words “Ray Comfort Facebook.”
Comfort is the founder of Living Waters Publications. After he relocated from New Zealand to Southern California in the late 1980s, he introduced pastors and churches to a biblical teaching he called “Hell’s Best Kept Secret.”
The enthusiastic response that followed took his Living Waters Publications ministry to a whole new level. It now is recognized internationally for reaching the lost and equipping Christians with resources to fulfill the Great Commission.
Comfort, the author of more than 70 books, also is the co-host with Kirk Cameron of the award-winning television program “The Way of the Master,” which airs in 123 countries around the world.
It recently was named winner of a 2013 Telly Award in the category of TV programs.
Comfort’s movie was based on his companion book, “The Beatles, God, and the Bible.”
“This documentary is extremely relevant nowadays because it exposes the common denominator in mass killers. Whenever there is a shooting, psychiatrists scramble to try and pinpoint the common denominator in the shooter. They give reasons such as ‘he was a loner,’ or ‘he had just lost his job,’ but they never put their finger on the one thing that all killers have in common. We want people to watch ‘Genius’ and find out what it is,” Comfort said.
“Many books have been written about the world’s most famous rock group, but few people know about their spirituality. I never knew that John Lennon and Paul McCartney met at a church, or that in 1965 all four of the Beatles were atheists. But as they matured in their thinking, each one of them attained a measure of spirituality,” he said.
The “180” movie already has collected more than 3.8 million YouTube views.
Comfort’s look at John Lennon’s spirituality:
See Comfort’s books, including “God Doesn’t Believe in Atheists,” “You can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, but You Can’t Make Him Think,” “Nothing Created Everything,” and “How to Know God Exists,” among many others.