Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Separating the Sheep from the Goats Happens Now

From: Raj
To: The Path of Truth
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2016 2:32 PM
Subject: Ray Comfort

Hi my name’s Raj, I’m a Christian from Cambridge England.

I’m trying to understand your critisisms towards Ray Comfort, in this article you wrote: https://www.thepathoftruth.com/false-teachers/ray-comfort.htm

Firstly what exactly are you critical of with Ray’s witnessing encounter? Is it that he said that “people that don’t accept God will go to hell” ?

You put the following statement in the first paragraph:

“You told him that God is going to send everyone that does not accept Him into a place of interminable torment.
That is one of the biggest lies ever told about God, if not the biggest, and certainly the most heinous.”

and then you go on to say: “And though you obviously think so, you will not find such a threat in the Bible anywhere“.

But the Bible does teach on people that don’t accept God through Christ going to Hell:

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”.
Romans 8:1 – “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”.
Matthew 25:46 – “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

But to name a few scriptures, of course there’s a lot more.

I think you’ve completly misundertood Ray and gone on a massive unjustified rant about him, without truly understanding the Gospel. 

A sinner cannot accept the good news of the Lord Jesus without first recieveing the bad news.

What kind of doctor would not mention the life threatening disease to the patient, but instead offer him the cure? 

He would not be a good doctor.

Instead that doctor must spend time making the patient realize the seriousness of
the threat that faces him. And when they patient truly comprehends it, then he will
gladly want to repent and then turn to our Lord Jesus Christ.

John Wesley advised that “we should teach 90% law and 10% grace”.

And the Vicar Charles Simeon who lived here in my home town said:

“the object of any sermon or any teach should always be to Humble the sinner, exalt the savior and promote holiness”.

Further more in terms of your critique, have you got the footage of the video so others can see it? 

It’s dissapointing that you’re clutching at straws with Ray, because he definetly is teaching and preaching the TRUE Gospel of Christ.

But that being said yes, we should examine all teachings just like the bereans examined the Paostle Paul’s (Acts 17:11).

Kind regards,
Raj

From: Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk
To: Raj
Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2016 7:13 AM
Subject: Re: Ray Comfort

Hi Raj,

You agree with Ray Comfort, who says the Scriptures teach that God sends many of His creatures to a place of interminable torment after physical death, and you cite the following Scriptures as proof:

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”.

Nothing said here about a place of non-stop excruciating torture lasting time without end after one dies. 

Romans 8:1 – “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”.

Ditto – nothing here. 

Matthew 25:46 – “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

Now this Scripture you’re misinterpreting. It’s not even talking about physical death. The Lord was speaking of coming in His glory and judging the nations on earth. The separation He spoke of takes place here, which, by faith, is what we who believe see happening. The sheep are separated from the goats in this life. Those who believe enter eternal life – here and now. 

“And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life” (1 John 5:20 KJV).

Therefore, as His sheep enter eternal life by faith in this life, so there are goats entering “eternal punishment” through unbelief – in this transitory world

Your problem is that you wrongly interpret the words rendered “eternal punishment” by doctrinaire translators. For a true understanding of these words, read The True, Scriptural Meanings of “Forever,” “Everlasting,” and “Hell”

You’re confused by your indoctrination, Raj, which leads you to promote a perverse gospel with a false remedy for sinners:   

A sinner cannot accept the good news of the Lord Jesus without first recieveing the bad news.

What kind of doctor would not mention the life threatening disease to the patient, but instead offer him the cure? 

He would not be a good doctor.

The bad news is that the sinner is sick and has no hope of getting better, not that he’s a sinner who will roast in Hell forever. A doctor gives his patient a diagnosis of his condition, but in your example you have the doctor making a brutal threat. Instead of telling the patient about the sinful disposition of his corrupt heart, your doctor tells the patient he will die a thousand painful deaths – every day – unless he recites after him. It’s coercion by scare tactic, not a true repentance of sin by faith. It’s a “get-out-of-jail” free card, not an honest conversion. 

Instead that doctor must spend time making the patient realize the seriousness of the threat that faces him. And when they patient truly comprehends it, then he will gladly want to repent and then turn to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Having a heart condition and being advised of its seriousness and the changes needed to be made isn’t the same at all as being told your house is going to burn down with you in it if you don’t “accept Jesus,” and He will make sure your body isn’t destroyed so you can suffer this fate over and over and over and over ad infinitum. Can you not see the difference? 

The interview referred to at the beginning of the post was on TV, so we didn’t have a link available from the internet. There is a corroborating witness, however, in the quote provided from Ray’s website. Read the article again, Raj, along with the links given as support material. Also read Law and Grace.

The Lord never taught that sinners, even the most obstinate and self-righteous religious ones, wouldn’t be saved. Indeed, He taught the opposite:

Matthew 21:28-31 MKJV
(28)  But what do you think? A man had two sons; and he came to the first and said, Son, go work in my vineyard today.
(29)  He answered and said, I will not. But afterwards he repented and went.
(30)  And he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir; and did not go.
(31)  Which of the two did the will of his father? They said to Him, The first. Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you that the tax-collectors and the harlots go into the Kingdom of God before you.

That means the rest will enter, too. And just so you know, we love Ray Comfort, even in the flesh (not that it counts), but particularly in the Lord. We’d be pleased to have a good heart-to-heart talk with him, anywhere, any time.

Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk
www.ThePathofTruth.com

Related posts:

Wives Submitting to Husbands
From: Deniese To: The Path of Truth Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2016 5:09 PM Subject: Funerals Hi, I have been reading your website.  I am on the Journey of obedience to Jesus Christ.  I have a question.  Should a follower of Jesus attend funerals of loved ones who are not saved or people people in the so called "church"?  My husband , children and I stopped going to church a few months ago.  We are studying the scriptures and for the 1st time walking in obedience.  A pastor from an old Church died suddenly a few days ago, my husband wants to go to the memorial service tomorrow to pay respects to the family, I don't want to go.  I'm not sure if I'm right. He says then if your mother or father dies, and if they die without salvation are we not to go to there funeral?  For some reason, I don't think we should be going to funerals of the unsaved.  Even family.  I want to please the Lord above all else, but I don't want to be in error anymore.. We have been so called saved for 15 years, but a year ago the Lord have been opening our eyes to deception.  I'm tired now.  I want the truth. Thank you. Follower of Christ, Deniese From: Deniese To: The Path of Truth Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2016 5:14 PM Subject: Weed Hi again, I am trying to tell my husband that a follower of Jesus should not smoke weed.  Is it OK for a follower to smoke weed? My husband says its a herb and God gave all the herbs in the field and he can't find anything in the bible that s...
The Cross: Your Lifestyle Is Hard, But God's Yoke Is Easy
From: Kanyanta To: The Path of Truth Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:05 PM Subject: RHEMA (Spoken Word) Hello sir, I have been attending a church called Miracle  Life Family Church in Luasaka Zambia in central Africa. It is pasrored by a couple  who went to Oral Roberts and adhere to many of Kenneth Haggin's teachings. I recently detached myself from the church after doing research and seeing  so many concerning  things. They now host the global leadership  summit where on one episode from last year a preacher told the audience to 'try Jesus'.  Most of the time when I  share my concerns with people  they always say just focus on your relationship  with God. They heavily  teach and endorse Rick Warren's purpose driven life teachings and we have cell groups. I got tired of singing  the same old worship songs and the monotony. I wonder if I just backslid or God  was leading  me out.  Most of the doctrine is sound but there's so much activity  and the church is focused on growth so much. O feel that they believe  in the power pf community rather than the power of God. I've  been running  in circles  and it hasn't  been easy choosing a church.  If you're  saying God wants me to try to keep the commandments then which church should I  go to? SDA. The poor in my nation are heavily undiscipled if that matters and I feel it's  because my country has declared itself  a Christian nation so there's  a high level of apathy. Is it my job to save the world. I'm tired a...
Let Go of Those Under Delusion
From: Dwight To: The Path of Truth Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 8:05 PM Subject: Please agree with me Your site is awesome!  Praise God for you and His infinite wisdom that He has poured into you. My close friend and our fellow brother  in Jesus needs major deliverance from  ALL the false preachers, teachers and so called prophets (false) that he & his wife have followed for too long. I have sent up prayers for them both and ask that you would agree with me in prayer for the Holy Spirit to touch them both and set them free. Andrew Womack being the #1 culprit that Dave & Sue are following very closely. Any further info that you feel would help me in encouraging them both please let me know. Gods continual best to you & yours. Dwight  JOHN 8:51 From: Paul Cohen and Victor Hafichuk To: Dwight Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:56 AM Subject: Re: Please agree with me Hi Dwight,  You ask us to pray that your friend and his wife will be delivered. What you need to do is let go of them, entrusting their judgment to the Lord. Consider what His Word says about those under strong delusion: 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12 EMTV (7)  For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He Who now restrains will continue until one comes out of the midst. (8)  And then the lawless one will be unveiled, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth, and will destroy by the brightness of His coming, (9)  whose coming is accordin...
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Provide your email if you would like to receive periodic correspondence from us.



0
You can leave a comment herex
()
x