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Last Name
COMFORT
First Name
Ray
Life Span
1949-
Publications
Hell's best kept secret, 2004. Way of the Master, 2006. Nothing Created Everything:The Scientific Impossibility of Atheistic Evolution, 2009. You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can't Make Him Think, 2009. Hitler, God, and the Bible?, 2012.
Sources
Wikipedia. School of Biblical Evangelism. Living Waters
Details
Open air-preacher and evangelist, born of a Jewish mother in New Zealand on Dec 5, 1949. Comfort was raised with next to no religious experience; in his words: "I went through life without any Christian instruction at all. I think I went to church about three times in about twenty years. I hated it. I found it an insult to my intellect. I remember joking, 'If I couldn't sleep one night, I'd employ a preacher to come preach to me; and it would send me off.' I was serious; it seemed to me to be completely boring, except for one church, where they had communion; and they brought around real wine." He became a Christian on April 25, 1972, "... at 4:00 A.M. in the morning," at the age of twenty-two. For many years, he served as an itinerant minister and associate pastor in his former hometown of Christchurch, teaching around New Zealand and Australia. In the 1970s, he began open-air preaching, which he has since done several thousand times. Comfort has no theological degree and has had no formal training. Around 1981-1982, he started using the principles of what he calls "Biblical Evangelism" (see below) after reading Charles Spurgeon and the New Testament books of Romans and Galatians. He has designed dozens of gospel tracts since the 1970s, leading to the tract ministry of Living Waters currently selling millions of tracts each year. In 1989, he accepted an offer from Hosanna Chapel (of the Calvary Chapel fellowship) in Bellflower, California, to begin full-time ministry in the United States. He now co-hosts the award-winning TV show “The Way of the Master” which airs in more than 70 countries worldwide. He is the author of over 40 books, including The Evidence Bible—a 2002 Gold Medallion Award finalist. He has also challenged Richard Dawkins to a debate but has only received insults in return. Since then, he has published the book, Nothing Created Everything:The Scientific Impossibility of Atheistic Evolution. His ministry Living Waters has been commended by Franklin Graham, John MacArthur, Josh McDowell, Ravi Zacharias, David Wilkerson, Norman Geisler, David Wilkerson and many other Christian leaders. He also founded and directs with Kirk Cameron the School of Biblical Evangelism. More than 7000 from over 20 countries have enrolled in the school. He is famous for devising a short tract called the hundred million dollar bill. This tract has the Gospel message written around the border on the back of the bill, here.

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