I wasn’t going to write about what’s now being referred to as “The Ray Comfort Situation”. I don’t pay that much attention to Comfort or his ministry. He certainly isn’t a heretic….he might say stupid things sometimes but outside of a good laugh on a bad day he certainly doesn’t belong here on this site. I’ve read countless blog posts about this “situation” and there is something I feel people have missed….and that is this; why was a guy like Ray Comfort invited to speak at a conference conducted by WoF fleecer’s in the first place?
Let me ask you a question. If you were up to no good who would you invite to your home….the police or someone who you knew would look the other way and not say a word? That’s what Robb Thompson did. He invited Comfort because he knew Comfort would do his Ten Commandments spiel….teach folks how to lead others to “Christ”…..and then leave without saying a word which is exactly what Ray Comfort did.
I think what has gotten lost these days is how smart some of these fleecer’s really are. Bringing a guy like Ray Comfort in is clever and if I were still involved in that crap I would do the same thing. Let Comfort speak at or near the beginning, geek the sheeple up to witness and hope the sheeple bring in more people to be fleeced. This is nothing more then good business brethren and sadly these conferences are just that……BUSINESS.
I’ve seen bloggers giving Comfort the blues because he didn’t preach what they felt was “the whole council of God”. Apparently some bloggers feel he should have taken the stage and raised all kinds of hell against the WoF movement. Maybe he should have. Maybe he shouldn’t have accepted the invitation from Dr. Robb Thompson in the first place. Maybe he should have looked a bit more closely at who else was invited to speak. Maybe if he took a stand against these heretics they would be less willing to invite him in the first place.
I’ve even seen some bloggers attempting to hold Comfort to the “Doctrine of Separation” which is nonsense….at least in this case. Robb Thompson and John Avanzini as well as the majority of the attendees are just as lost as the gang bangers and thieves Comfort and his ministry claim a desire to reach so he SHOULD BE THERE…..if he really is interested in their Salvation that is. The fact that Comfort didn’t even attempt to lead anyone away from the (WoF) mess (to the best of my knowledge he didn’t) speaks volumes doesn’t it?
Most of the blogs I read are from the reformed camp but I never saw the Sovereignty of God mentioned even once. God was certainly in charge here wasn’t He? Maybe He was trying to tell us something or even show us something….something we thought was real that isn’t. Maybe God didn’t want those poor souls to learn the truth yet or maybe He wanted us to learn the truth about something or even someone. Maybe he was testing Ray Comfort or maybe He was testing us? No one ever mentioned ANY of these things….nah; they were too busy being “disappointed” in their hero.
People are banging on Comfort for absolutely no reason at all. Where were the public outcries after every appearance Comfort has made on Praise the Lord over the years? He has NEVER spoken out against the WoF heresy in the TBN studios….he places his skinny butt down on little thrones bought and paid for from the preaching and teaching of heretical doctrines at each and every appearance….don’t you think Comfort knows what pays for the golden goblets he sips his water from? Yet no one has ever said a word about this before so why now?
I can say for certainty that the Praise the Lord telecast has far more viewers on a nightly basis then probably 20 conferences similar to the one Comfort previously spoke twice at and he has NEVER used that opportunity to speak out against the WoF so why would you expect him to do so in Illinois? Did you all of a sudden expect Ray to grow a backbone overnight?
Comfort has publicly stated that he won’t be doing any more conferences like the one he did in Illinois. Good for him because he doesn’t belong there anyway unless he’s willing to denounce the fleecer’s and share the true Gospel with the fleeced. The real test of Comfort’s “repentance” will occur the next time he appears on TBN. Will he denounce the heresy TBN was built on or will he look the other way like he always does?
I’m leaning towards the latter……which is why the heretics invite him to speak at their fleece fests in the first place.
What say you?