Ray Comfort's THE EVIDENCE BIBLE Exposed!

By David J. Stewart

I have a copy of THE EVIDENCE BIBLE in front of me. I have spent much time studying it's pages, which are commented extensively by Ray Comfort. I can honestly say that THE EVIDENCE BIBLE contains MUCH good commentary, quotes and theologically correct teachings; HOWEVER, Ray Comfort has been caught up into the damnable heresy of Lordship Salvation.

The Devil has crept into many churches today through the teaching of Lordship Salvation, i.e., the false doctrine that a person must literally forsake their sin to be saved. Biblical repentance is turning to Jesus Christ to be saved from one's sins; not turning from one's sins as a prerequisite to be saved. There is a fine line between faith and foolishness.
 

Ray Comfort Corrupts Matthew 7:22,23

"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." —Matthew 7:22,23

On page 1197 of THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, Ray Comfort comments on Matthew 7:22,23...

"These are perhaps the most frightening verses in the Bible. Vast multitudes of professing Christians fit into the category spoken of here. They call Jesus 'Lord,' but they practice lawlessness. They profess faith in Jesus, but have no regard for the divine law. They tell 'fibs' or 'white' lies, take things that belong to others, have a roaming eye for the opposite sex, etc. They are liars, thieves, and adulterers at heart, who will be cast from the gates of heaven into the jaws of hell."

SOURCE: THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, by Ray Comfort, pg. 1197; 2003, Bridge-Logos Publishers, Orlando, Florida

Ladies and gentleman, Ray Comfort is teaching works salvation! According to what we just read by Ray Comfort, every believer who is still living in deliberate sin won't be allowed into Heaven.

The correct interpretation of Matthew 7:22,23 must include verse 21...

"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."

What is "the will of the Father"? The answer is found in John 6:40...

"And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day."

The group in Matthew 7:21-23 were unsaved because they refused to do God's will concerning salvation. It wasn't because they still had personal sins in their life. Every believer still has sin in their life! We all sin every day. That's not to say that we have God's approval to sin, God forbid (Romans 3:31). It just means that even the best of Christians are still sinners. Ray Comfort wrestles the Scriptures to his own destruction.

John 3:20 states... "For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved" (John 3:20). Such apostates are willing to follow a false gospel or a milquetoast preacher like Joel Osteen. However, it is not one's unwillingness to forsake personal sins that prevent a person from being saved; but rather, one's love for such sins. In John 5:40 Jesus said, "And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life." Jesus didn't say, "Ye cannot come." He said, "Ye WILL NOT come." But if such a sinner does come to Jesus, acknowledging his guilt of sin and sincerely desiring to be forgiven, the Lord will save him eternally.

Ray Comfort perverts Matthew 7:22,23 by claiming that false prophets are those who claim to be Christians; but are not because of sin in their life, i.e., because they have not literally forsaken their sins yet. Clearly, Mr. Comfort is teaching works salvation. Satan is a master liar and deceiver and his ministers are turned into ministers of righteousness (2nd Corinthians 11:13,14). There are many groups who falsely profess to be "Christian" nowadays, but it's not because they still have sin in their life... it's because they're trusting their own self-righteousness; namely, Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventists, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Christian Scientists, Scientologists, Lordship Salvationists and innumerable others.

Every proponent of Lordship Salvation claims that eternal is a free gift, provided by God's free grace, and that works are not essential to salvation; yet, they 100% contradict themselves when they mandate a changed life as part of saving faith. Forsaking one's sins is the FRUIT of genuine repentance; not a prerequisite to being saved.

Jesus clearly taught that the reason why the group in Matthew 7:21-23 wasn't saved is because they had failed to do GOD'S WILL. John 6:40 tells us that God's will is for us to BELIEVE ON JESUS CHRIST. Ray Comfort would have us to believe that forsaking one's sins is God's will for salvation; but that is NOT what the Bible says at all.
 

What About Charles Spurgeon?

As with other false prophets, Ray Comfort leans heavily upon the quotes of historically great men to support his unbiblical position. THE EVIDENCE BIBLE quotes Spurgeon often. Unfortunately, Ray Comfort (as does John MacArthur) horribly take Charles Spurgeon's words out of context, and claim that Spurgeon taught Lordship Salvation. Nothing could be further from the truth, as this quote by Spurgeon himself plainly reveals...

"You must not expect that you will be perfect in "repentance" before you are saved. No Christian can be perfect. "Repentance" is a grace. Some people preach it as a condition of salvation. Condition of nonsense! There are no conditions of salvation. God gives the salvation himself..."

— Charles Spurgeon

SOURCE: http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0044.htm (from a sermon preached at the New Park Street Chapel, Southwark, on September 23, 1855)

Why doesn't Ray Comfort quote those words by Spurgeon? Ray Comfort is guilty of twisting the Scriptures around and misrepresenting the beliefs of Spurgeon to support his unbiblical position.
 

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

If Ray Comfort wants to tout about "repentance," he ought to start with his sidekick Kirk Cameron, who stated:

"I never had a desire to leave mainstream Hollywood. And still don't think that I've left mainstream Hollywood." Kirk Cameron

How can Mr. Cameron go around preaching for people to repent, when he hasn't forsaken the cesspool of Hollywood? To no surprise, Kirk Cameron is a follower of the Modernist John MacArthur! On Kirk Cameroon's website, he voices praises for the John MacArthur Study Bible. This explains where Mr. Cameron and Ray Comfort get their Lordship Salvation heresy from, because John MacArthur is Mr. Lordship Salvation himself. 

MacArthur is also a proponent of the corrupt New International Version of the Bible, which also teaches Lordship Salvation in Romans 10:9.  John MacArthur is a WOLF in sheep's clothing (Matthew 7:15), and his Study Bible is extremely dangerous. MacArthur is a confused man. Please read, John MacArthur's Lame Bible Commentary. As they say, the nut never falls too far from the tree.  Followers of pastor MacArthur are a corrupted bunch, who instead of SEARCHING THE SCRIPTURES as Jesus commanded in John 5:39, are searching the writings of John MacArthur for answers.  "Yea, let God be true, but every man a liar..." (Romans 3:4). 
 

Living a Consecrated Life Verses Saving Faith

If a person has genuinely repented unto salvation, then there should be a change in that person's life (2nd Corinthians 5:17); BUT the change comes AFTERWARDS, and not as a prerequisite to be saved as Lordship Salvationists teach.  This is what James meant when he said, "Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works" (James 2:18).  Proponents of Lordship Salvation confuse the "fruit" of genuine repentance with the "root" of saving faith.  James is speaking about the FRUIT of our Christian faith; not the ROOT, which Paul speaks of in Romans 4:3-5.  In Genesis 15:6, Abraham was justified by FAITH in the eyes of God; BUT in Genesis 22, Abraham was justified by WORKS in the eyes of men when he offered up Isaac (James 2:21).  Many people today are confused between these two. 

Please Read: Dr. John R. Rice Refutes Lordship Salvation.

There should be some type of change in a professed Christian's life. Something is very wrong with a group like JC's Girls, who profess to be Christians, who have been praised on The 700 Club; BUT, JC's Girls are of the Devil, still promoting lesbianism, pornography, rock-n-roll, and escort [prostitution] services. Imposters! Hypocritically, Ray Comfort actually has an endorsement from Terry Meeuwsen of THE 700 CLUB on the first page on THE EVIDENCE BIBLE. Ray Comfort is an ecumenical sellout.

Although it is true that Christians are still sinners, no genuine believer feels that they have a license to freely sin.  If there was true repentance at the time of salvation, then a person's mind will have changed towards sin.  This is not to say that a person has to forsake their sins to be saved; BUT, rather, if there was a genuine regeneration of the soul, then the Holy Spirit will convict that child of God about sin (Hebrews 12:6-8). 
 

The Evidence Bible Caters to Catholic Unbelievers

Ray Comfort needs to repent himself and separate from unbelievers

The first thing I noticed on the front cover of THE EVIDENCE BIBLE is an endorsement from Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son. There are also numerous quotes by Billy and Franklin Graham throughout THE EVIDENCE BIBLE. Anyone who knows anything about Billy Graham knows that he is yoked together with The Great Whore of Catholicism. It is clear to me from THE EVIDENCE BIBLE that Ray Comfort is afraid to offend Roman Catholics. That is my opinion.

Few believers realize just how evil Billy Graham truly is. On April 2nd , 2005, Billy Graham told Larry King on the Larry King Live Show that he believes Pope John Paul II is in Heaven. I'm going to vomit... Pope John Paul II in Heaven Mr. Graham? You've got to be kidding? Here's the quote...

LARRY KING: There is no question in your mind that he is with God now?

BILLY GRAHAM: Oh, no. There may be a question about my own, but I don't think Cardinal Wojtyla, or the Pope — I think he's with the Lord, because he believed. He believed in the Cross. That was his focus throughout his ministry, the Cross, no matter if you were talking to him from personal issue or an ethical problem, he felt that there was the answer to all of our problems, the cross and the resurrection. And he was a strong believer.

SOURCE: http://www.cbn.com/spirituallife/BibleStudyAndTheology/Perspectives/ANS_PopeGrahamCaviezel.aspx

The Catholic Church teaches that faith AND works are required to get to Heaven. According to their Catechism, it is mandatory for every Catholic to be water baptized to get to Heaven, and also to keep all of the 7-Sacraments. Obviously, Billy Graham has a devil. I believe Billy Graham is an unsaved modernist who has never found true salvation in Jesus Christ. How can a man be saved who thinks the Pope is in Heaven? Why does Mr. Comfort hypocritically associate with such a compromised, worldly, false prophet? 1st Timothy 6:10 comes to mind... "For the love of money is the root of all evil."

Billy Graham with the Pope in November 1982How could Ray Comfort, who touts about repentance, repentance, repentance... promote Billy Graham and his pathetic ministry? On page 1716 of THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, it says that Ray Comfort "has written extensively on evangelism, including writing for Billy Graham's Decision Magazine." Next to the Catholic pope, Billy Graham was the biggest false prophet of the 20th century!!! Will Ray Comfort take Billy Graham's place as the next prophet of Baal?

In 1957, Graham said, "Anyone who makes a decision at our meetings is seen later and referred to a local clergyman, Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish" (San Francisco News). According to The Florida Catholic (September 1983) 600 people were turned over to the Catholic religion as a result of an Orlando crusade. At Billy Graham's 1984 Vancouver, British Columbia crusade, the vice-chairman of the organizing committee said, "If a Catholic steps forward there will be no attempt to convert them and their names will be given to the Catholic church nearest their homes" (Vancouver Sunday, October 5, 1984). Woe unto Billy Graham! Billy Graham even had a Catholic priest SUPERVISE the 6,600 counselors for a Denver crusade. Information on the hundreds of Catholics who came forward were sent to a Catholic organization in Denver (Wilson Ewin, Evangelism: The Trojan Horse of the 1990s). This is not Biblical Christianity! The Catholic Church is of the Devil, straight from the pits of Hell. Sadly, Pope John Paul II is Burning in Hell forever.

In the index at the end of THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, on page 1715 under the word "Witnessing," Ray Comfort lists several groups and how to witness the Gospel to them. The list includes witnessing to: acquaintances, blasphemers, Buddhists, coworkers, family members, Hindus, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jews, Mormons, Muslims, neighbors, non-English speakers, someone in denomination, telemarketers, and the bereaved; but he doesn't mention how to witness to THE BIGGEST CULT IN THE WORLD... ROMAN CATHOLICS!!!

Now I did find something on pg. 1358 titled, "How to Witness to a Moslem, a Roman catholic, a Homosexual and an Intellectual"; but I couldn't find a listing to the page anywhere. It's as if Mr. Comfort didn't really want anyone to find it; but at least he can say it's there. Ray Comfort has an index in the front and back on his book to help the reader find various topics; but I couldn't find any mention of "witnessing to a Catholic." It is clear to me that Mr. Comfort is going easy on Catholics as to avoid losing support. This is my sincere opinion. I mean, why would Mr. Comfort FAIL to list Catholics in his index anywhere?

There are an estimated 1,000,000,000 Catholics in the world, all bound for Hell in a prisonhouse of religion. On pg. 1358 Mr. Comfort address witnessing to a Moslem, a Roman Catholic, a homosexual and an intellectual. Why not address the Catholic cult by itself as he does Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims? He can't, because Billy Graham and other apostates would drop him in a heartbeat. It all boils down to making money. Neither Billy nor Franklin Graham would ever endorse anyone who openly criticizes the cult of Roman Catholicism and fights against it. Ray Comfort is weak-kneed when it comes to standing up against the almighty Catholic religion. You don't have to wonder where I stand... the Catholic Church is Satanic!!!

Lest he should offend any Catholics, on pg. 1358 Ray Comfort states...

"There are millions of Catholics and Protestants who have never been born again and need to hear the gospel"

SOURCE: THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, by Ray Comfort, pg. 1358; 2003, Bridge-Logos Publishers, Orlando, Florida

Although that is a true statement by Mr. Comfort, the fact of the matter is that Catholics by doctrine are all going straight to Hell, because they are trusting upon a works-based salvation (i.e., self-righteousness). In sharp contrast, most Protestant churches hold to a Free Grace view of the Gospel. I just don't understand why, or how, Ray Comfort would bring Protestant believers down to the same level as the damnable Catholic religion.  The fact of the matter is that there are millions of saved Protestants; but there are NO SAVED CATHOLICS if they are genuine Catholics.

Catholics think that doing good works are necessary to have eternal life. Romans 10:3-4 plainly condemns the Catholic religion as being demonic...

"For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth."

To no surprise, Ray Comfort fails to comment on Romans 10:3,4 in THE EVIDENCE BIBLE. As with other apostates today, Mr. Comfort attacks soulwinners who preach the simplicity that is in Christ; while he dare not expose the vile cesspool of homosexuality, child rape, filth, self-righteousness and arrogant Catholic priests who profess to have the power to forgive sin. Ray Comfort is far more concerned with attacking soulwinners who preach the simplicity that is in Christ than he is with the behemoth false religion of Catholicism which is leading hundreds-of-millions of souls into damnation!!! Who needs to repent?  Beware of the Child Molesting Catholic Church!
 

Ray Comfort Misinterprets 1st Timothy 4:3,4

As further evidence against THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, consider Ray Comfort's blatant misinterpretation of 1st Timothy 4:3,4...

"One of the signs of the end of this age is that people would try to impose a vegetarian lifestyle on others..."

Source: THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, by Ray Comfort, pg. 1575; 2003, Bridge-Logos Publishers, Orlando, Florida

1st Timothy 4:1-4 in the King James Bible states...

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving."

Mr. Comfort completely ignores the parts about "forbidding to marry" and "doctrines of devils" and "speaking lies in hypocrisy" and "having their conscience seared with a hot iron." This passage of Scripture is not talking about vegetarians or PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). How absurd! This passage of Scripture is warning us about FALSE PROPHETS, who require celibacy and forbid eating meats as part of their religious superstitions. Look no further than the Roman Catholic Church!!!

It is because of the unbiblical celibacy laws within the Catholic Church that sexual abuse has become rampant. As just the tip-of-the-iceberg, the Pope has covered up for 4,500 priests who've molested over 11,000 children since 1950!!! Yet, Ray Comfort diminishes the warning in 1st Timothy 4:1-4 to refer merely to proponents of vegetarianism. You've got to be kidding Ray? Why is Ray Comfort protecting the demonic Catholic Church? 'Com on Ray, repent!
 

The "Comfort-able KJV" Perverts the Scriptures

Please don't be deceived by what Ray Comfort terms the...

" 'Comfort-able Bible'-a sensitively revised King James Bible, in which archaic words have been simplified to make God's Word more understandable'

Source: THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, by Ray Comfort, pg. iv; 2003, Bridge-Logos Publishers, Orlando, Florida

Don't believe Mr. Comfort's lie that it's just a harmless alteration to God's Word. A classic case in point is Matthew 6:13...

"And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."

Ray Comfort's "comfort-able KJV" errantly reads...

"And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."

The word "Thine" is 2nd Person singular, which refers to the One True God. In contrast, the word "yours" is 2nd person plural, and could refer to polytheism (multiple gods). Gratefully, we quickly gain an appreciation for the NECESSITY of the archaic English language. Today's modern English language does no justice to the meaning of the Scriptures.
 

The Damnable "Amplified Bible"

Also, as stated on pg. iv of THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, Ray Comfort quotes from the vile "Amplified Bible" in his book. Ladies and gentlemen, the Amplified Bible is straight out of the pits of Hell. Here is Philippians 2:6 as quoted from the Amplified Bible...

"6Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [[b]possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not [c]think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped [d]or retained." (Amplified Bible)

So according to the Amplified Bible Jesus couldn't grasp being equal with God. Now here's Philippians 2:6 as faithfully quoted from the King James Bible...

"Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God." (King James Bible)

Need I say more? On pg. 846 of THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, Ray Comfort states concerning different versions of the Bible...

"each translation is based on the original biblical texts"

Source: THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, by Ray Comfort, pg. 846; 2003, Bridge-Logos Publishers, Orlando, Florida

There's a big problem with what Ray Comfort is NOT telling you, i.e., there are conflicting debates over which ancient manuscripts are the originals. You see, the battle isn't just over which English version is God's Word, there's also a raging battle over which Greek version is God's Word. It's a mess, just the way Satan planned it; but God has made a way for anyone who desires to find the Truth. All modern bibles have their origin in the corrupted Sinaiticus manuscripts from Alexandria, Egypt (which is what unsaved heretics Westcott and Hort based their work upon... and the Jehovah's Witness). In sharp contrast, our precious King James Bible is based upon the Textus Receptus Greek from Antioch, Rome. That's just a brief summarization of the Bible controversy.

Ray Comfort sidesteps the issue over which version of the Bible is correct by simply stating that they're all based on "original manuscripts." That is simply NOT true! All modern versions are based upon fraudulent manuscripts which God did not Author. The 1611 King James Bible holds true to the original manuscripts!!!

If you want a Bible translated by homosexuals, who have removed the word "sodomite" entirely, then you want the New International PerVersion. Sadly, and tragically, this is the most popular bible in America today. Woe unto America! 

Anyone with a thinking mind and a love for the Lord Jesus Christ can immediately see that all modern bibles have been corrupted. And it's all the key Scriptures concerning the Godhead, Christ's deity and other critical fundamental doctrines that have been tampered with, such as Christ's deity in Philippians 2:6 (which we just read).
 

Ray Comfort Attacks Soulwinners and the Simplicity of the Gospel

On page 1338 of THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, in the section titled, "How To Get False Converts," Ray Comfort states...

"Too many of our 'decisions' are not a work of the Spirit, but a work of our sincere but manipulative practices. It is simple to secure a decision for Jesus by using this popular method: 'Do you know whether you are going to heaven when you die? God wants you to have that assurance. All you need to do is: 1) Realize that you are a sinner (All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God'), and 2) believe that Jesus died on the cross for you. Would you like me to pray with you right now so that you can give your heart to Jesus? Then you will have the assurance that you are going to heaven when you die."

Source: THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, by Ray Comfort, pg. 1338; 2003, Bridge-Logos Publishers, Orlando, Florida

Like it or not Mr. Comfort, anyone who comes as a guilty sinner, realizing their condemnation under God's Holy Law, and believes on Jesus Christ will be saved, whether they intend on forsaking their sins or not. Eternal life is a free gift.

I agree wholeheartedly with Ray Comfort that the Law is absolutely essential in salvation, for without the guilt of sin why would one needs a Savior (Romans 3:19)? However, to mandate that sinners must REPENT of their sins in the sense of literally forsaking them is works salvation. Forsaking one's sins is the result, i.e., the fruit, of genuine repentance; and not a part of saving-faith.

I heard Natalie Grant, a Christian Rocker, during a recent radio interview say: "I prayed the salvation prayer when I was 6-years old." I have no doubt that she is as lost as can be, and I think this is what Ray Comfort is trying to address; BUT, he is doing it the wrong way, and is perverting the Gospel message in an attempt to force people to forsake their sins. Corrupting the simplicity of the Gospel is not the answer. The answer is to preach the simplicity that is in Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to do His work. False conversions are inevitable, because there will always be fakes and phonies.

It bothers me that Ray Comfort refers to the simplicity of the Gospel as "manipulative practices." On page 1233, under the section titled, "False Converts," Mr. Comfort further states...

"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name have done many wonderful works? And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity (Matthew 7:21-23). This is why we must forsake traditional quick-fix evangelism..."

Source: THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, by Ray Comfort, pg. 1233; 2003, Bridge-Logos Publishers, Orlando, Florida

Here he goes again, now calling the simplicity that is in Christ, "quick-fix evangelism." This is as bad as David Cloud referring to Pastor Jack Hyles as "The king of shallow soulwinning." Shame on Ray Comfort, David Cloud, John MacArthur and others who make salvation hard! My ministry wouldn't exist if it weren't for the Christian influence of Dr. Jack Hyles upon my life, who was teaching folks to go soulwinning before Ray Comfort was even born. Like it or not, the Bible teaches Easy-Believism!  You Need HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS!

Please read, Dr. Curtis Hutson is 100% Correct on Repentance!
 

Ray Comfort Avoids the Subject of Eternal Security

Not surprisingly, Ray Comfort avoids the subject of Eternal Security entirely in his "evidence bible."

On page 1484 of THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, Ray Comfort asks the question... "Does someone go to hell for committing suicide?"  His answer is... It would be wise to follow the Biblical example and not come to any verdict in the case of suicide. This clearly implies that a believer who commits suicide may be in danger of going to Hell. The fact that THE EVIDENCE BIBLE fails to address the issue of the believer's eternal security is utterly disturbing, and is a clear warning that Ray Comfort is unsure of his beliefs (or is hiding them).

A believer who commits suicide DOES go to Heaven, guaranteed! Why? ... Because they died in the Lord (Revelation 14:13).  Mr. Comfort doesn't feel strongly enough about eternal security to make it part of his statement of faith. A correctly understood gospel—salvation by grace alone through faith alone on the basis of Christ's finished work alone—mandates eternal security. On the other hand, if one is trusting in one's works or a "commitment" to perform works or to live a certain way to be saved, then salvation cannot be assured, and the doctrine of eternal security is either negotiable or is denied.

It is noteworthy to mention that John MacArthur, who errantly teaches that salvation CAN BE lost, is quoted numerous times by Ray Comfort in THE EVIDENCE BIBLE. On his website, Kirk Cameron also promotes MacArthur's Study Bible.

Salvation CANNOT be lost, even if a believer commits deliberate murder (as king David did in the Bible). The Word of God teaches ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED. To say otherwise is to deny the gift of God. Although Ray Comfort is wishy-washy concerning the subject of the eternal security of the believer; the Bible is not... salvation is of God; not mankind. Salvation is receiving; not giving. The only sin which a person needs to literally forsake to be saved is UNBELIEF. Salvation is not obtained by good works; and cannot be lost be bad works. Salvation is of God alone.
 

Ray Comfort Fails to Clearly Define What it Means to "Repent"

Something became evident to me rather quickly while reading THE EVIDENCE BIBLE. Now I've been saved for 28 years, so I am able to see through Mr. Comfort's teachings and Biblically analyze them. However, what about someone who does not know the Lord at all, an unbeliever? What impression would they get from reading Mr. Comfort's book? There are 2 major things that THE EVIDENCE BIBLE would embed into a person's brain very quickly:

  1. A person needs to repent to get to Heaven. (which is true)
  2. Repentance means to stop living in sin. (which is NOT true)

Ray Comfort never defines what it means to Biblically "repent," he just keeps saying that a person must "forsake their sins" to be saved.  Mr. Comfort quotes Charles Spurgeon in hundreds of places. In fact, he quotes Spurgeon more than anyone else in THE EVIDENCE BIBLE. Yet it was Spurgeon himself who shot down the heresy that forsaking one's sins is a requirement to be saved (as quoted earlier)...

"You must not expect that you will be perfect in "repentance" before you are saved. No Christian can be perfect. "Repentance" is a grace. Some people preach it as a condition of salvation. Condition of nonsense! There are no conditions of salvation. God gives the salvation himself..."

— Charles Spurgeon

SOURCE: http://www.spurgeon.org/sermons/0044.htm (from a sermon preached at the New Park Street Chapel, Southwark, on September 23, 1855)

Why doesn't Ray Comfort quote those words by Spurgeon? Since Ray Comfort never actually tells anyone what it means to "repent," it leaves the reader in a mental state of ambiguity. It appears to me that Ray Comfort is uncertain of what it means to Biblically repent and is thus hiding behind the theological position of Charles Surgeon. The problem is that Comfort doesn't understand Spurgeon either, as evidenced by the preceding quote.

Throughout THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, Comfort gives the impression that works are necessary for salvation. For example, on pg. 1377 he comments on John 14:15 ("If ye love me keep My commandments"). Mr. Comfort states:

"We show our love for God by our obedience. If we do not obey, we do not truly love Him (see vv. 23,24). There are many who call Him 'Lord, Lord,' but do not do what He says. Matthew 7:21-23 tells us their fearful state."

Source: THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, by Ray Comfort, pg. 1377; 2003, Bridge-Logos Publishers, Orlando, Florida

Do you see the subtlety by which Ray Comfort just perverted the Gospel? Both statements are true, but when you link them together it creates a heresy. It is true that a believer who loves the Lord will obey His commandments. However, what does this have to do with the unsaved false prophets in Matthew 7:21-23 who were cast into the Lake of Fire? Clearly, Ray Comfort is teaching that professed believers who fail to forsake their sins are going to Hell.

If professed believers who indulge in sin go to Hell, then why does 2nd Corinthians 5:10 teach that BELIEVERS will one day give account to God for the good and bad they do? ...

"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad."

This is an entirely different judgment than the judgment of the false prophets in Matthew 7:21-23. 2nd Corinthians 5:10 speaks of The Judgment Seat Of Christ for all believers (1st Corinthians 3:13-15); whereas Matthew 7:21-23 speaks of The Great White Throne of Judgment for all unbelievers (Revelation 20:11-15). Ray Comfort is wrong to teach on pg. 1377 that those who fail to express their love for God through obedience are going to Hell. This is what Comfort teaches.

Again, the big problem is that Ray Comfort DOESN'T tell anyone what it means to "repent." To say that one must "forsake their sins" to be saved is ambiguous. What does Comfort mean?  Does he mean literally ceasing from one's sinful lifestyle in order to be saved? Or does he simply mean to acknowledge one's guilt of violating God's Law? By Mr. Comfort's silence on the matter, and his continual insistence that people must "forsake their sins" to be saved, it can only be concluded that he is teaching the heresy of Lordship Salvation.

From many of Comfort's own teaching in THE EVIDENCE BIBLE, which I have shared with you, I think it is abundantly clear that he is a false prophet who teaches Lordship Salvation. Read what Harry Ironside said about surrendering to Christ for salvation...

Dr. Harry Ironside"When anyone comes promising salvation to those ‘who make full surrender' of all that they have to God, and who 'pay the price of full salvation' he is preaching another gospel, for the price was paid on Calvary's cross and the work that saves is finished. It was Christ Jesus who made the full surrender when He yielded His life on Calvary that saves us, not our surrender in any way to Him."

SOURCE: Harry A. Ironside, from the Gospel tract, Another Gospel.

It's ironic that false prophets today like Ray Comfort and John MacArthur, who claim that modern theology has displaced repentance, have themselves done so by corrupting the Biblical meaning of what it means to "repent."  Here is what Dr. Ironside correctly says about repentance...

"Repentance is the recognition of my sinnership — the owning before God that I am as vile as He has declared me to be in His holy Word."

SOURCE: Except Ye Repent, by Dr. Harry Ironside, chapter 3

This is very different than "forsaking one's sins" to be saved as Mr. Comfort teaches. Biblical repentance is simply "a change of mind." The changed life comes later as a FRUIT of genuine repentance. The Law cannot chase us any further than the cross of Calvary. Any sinner who acknowledges that they've woefully violated God's holy Law and by faith BELIEVES on Jesus Christ to be forgiven of sins will be... "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13). I couldn't agree more with Ray Comfort concerning the necessity of God's Law in salvation; but ceasing from one's sins in NOT a prerequisite to be saved. 
 

Conclusion

I like Ray Comfort and don't enjoy critiquing his teachings; but I must because the Devil has crept into many churches through the teaching of Lordship Salvation, i.e., the false doctrine that a person must literally forsake their sin to be saved. Biblical repentance is turning to Jesus Christ to be saved from one's sins; not turning from one's sins as a prerequisite to be saved. There is a fine line between faith and foolishness. It is not merely a matter of semantics.

The bottom line is that we ought to obey God rather than man and the Word of God speaks clear on this matter... "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness" (Romans 4:5). No amount of desire to continue living in sin can keep a sinner from being saved, if that person sincerely realizes their guilt before God (Romans 3:19) and comes to the Redeeming Savior, Jesus Christ, to be forgiven (Acts 10:43). Interestingly, Ray Comfort fails to comment at all on Romans 4:5 in THE EVIDENCE BIBLE. I think this speaks volumes concerning his beliefs. Romans 4:5 is one of the most important Scriptures in God's Word, because It plainly "evidences" that salvation is without works of doing penance or ceasing from one's sins. Salvation is not difficult. Forsaking one's sins is the FRUIT of genuine repentance; and not a part of saving faith itself. Ray comfort teaches the exact opposite.

Lordship Salvation is of the Devil. You don't make Jesus Lord; He is Lord! Living a consecrated life for God is the fruit of genuine repentance; and not a prerequisite to be saved. Ray Comfort is deceived along with the rotten John MacArthur camp.

THE EVIDENCE BIBLE shows clear evidence that Ray Comfort is extremely ecumenical, hobnobbing with heretics like Billy Graham (which is apostasy) and is defiant against the simplicity that is in Christ. Interestingly, Ray Comfort fails to comment at all on 2nd Corinthians 6:14, "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers..." Billy Graham is an unbeliever, who has publicly stated that he believes Pope John Paul II is in Heaven. This is the camp that Ray Comfort associates with and writes for. Need I say more?

The issue is not about Ray Comfort nor Kirk Cameron; but rather, the corrupt Bibles, corrupt religious teachers, corrupt plans of salvation, corrupt organizations, corrupt televangelists, corrupt Contemporary Christian Music [CCM] singers... as with most religious people today, kindly but truthfully said, Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron are CORRUPTED!

"But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies..." —2nd Peter 2:1


Ray Discomfort  |  Ray Comfort is Wrong On Salvation!  |  The Damnable Heresy of Ray Comfort

Ray Comfort's Perverted Gospel  |  The Unbiblical REPENTANCE Heresy!

Spurgeon DIDN'T Teach Lordship Salvation

Harry Ironside DIDN'T Teach Lordship Salvation


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