Sunday, September 13, 2009

Ray Comfort: Going Deeper With Liberals

Worldnetdaily reports

"Evangelist Ray Comfort is inviting Christians to join him at Living Waters
ministry's upcoming Deeper conference near Atlanta.

Along with Comfort, the lineup of speakers includes actor and co-host of "The Way of the Master" television show Kirk Cameron and well-known apologists Ravi Zacharias and Greg Koukl.
More details are available at Deeperconference.com
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Ravi Zacharias has gone liberal in proclaiming a Christian can be a homosexual (video here), Henri Nouwen as a great Christian leader (although he was an Eastern mystic Romanist), and has also tried to close the gap between Mormons and Christians.

Greg Koukl of Stand To Reason ministry questions "Is the Bible Sufficient?" which Martin Bobgan of Psycho-heresy Awareness Ministry critiques and says:

"One of Koukl’s arguments supporting his insufficiency-of-Scripture position is his view of what he calls "Wisdom from the Heathen." Koukl’s position implies that if the Bible contains wisdom taken from heathens, then Christians can use wisdom from psychology heathens or others. Koukl says:"The Wisdom Literature of the Amenomope is a body of work from the Middle East that pre-dates Proverbs. It’s of interest because it contains a section of material almost identical to Proverbs 22:17-24:22. It’s highly probable that the authors of the latter part of Proverbs borrowed this material from the Amenomope and inserted it into the inspired text."
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Let's remember what God says:

Psa 1:1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Is. 8: 20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn.

A homosexual will not inherit the Kingdom of God (see-1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

So much for discernment coming from Ray Comfort. Perhaps he could gleen some wisdom from Scripture and J.C. Ryle who said:

"The victories of Christianity, wherever they have been won, have been won by distinct, doctrinal theology. But depend on it: If we want to do good things and shake the world, we must fight with the old apostolic weapons and stick to dogma. Without dogma there will be no fruit. Without positive evangelical doctrine there will be no evangelization."

There is today a current spirit abroad that we ought to get together with Roman Catholicism. We have Roman Catholics and evangelicals promoting alliances in our day. Listen to what J. C. Ryle said: "The times require of us an awakened and livelier sense of the unscriptural character of Romanism. There is no longer that general dislike, dread and aversion to popery which was once almost universal in this realm. Some profess to be tired of all religious controversy and are ready to sacrifice God's truth for the sake of peace. Some try to persuade us that Romanism has changed, and is not nearly so bad as it used to be."

"There is a silly readiness in every direction to believe everybody who talks cleverly, lovingly, and earnestly, and a determination to forget that Satan often masquerades himself "as an angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11:14). There is a wide-spread "gullibility" among professing Christians: every heretic who tells his story plausibly is sure to be believed, and everybody who doubts him is called a persecutor and a narrow-minded man."

2 comments:

Bevy said...

Wow - Amenomope I'll have to google that one. I can't even say it. This is the trouble with not following the word in it's simplicity - it's much more difficult to be a philosopher than a student of the Word ... well that's just my opinion! ;)

Denise said...

I agree Bevy. Reminds me of that verse:

2Co 11:3 But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

And while I'm at it lol.....

Col 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

“You will philosophise men into hell, but never into heaven”. -CH Spurgeon

“The history of that human ignorance which calls itself “philosophy” is absolutely identical with the history of fools, except where it diverges into madness”. -CH Spurgeon

“Modern philosophers will accept anything except the bleeding
Substitute for guilty man”. -CH Spurgeon

1Ti 6:20 O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called "knowledge," 21 for by professing it some have swerved from the faith.