Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Words of Comfort: Appointment Card

"Ray Comfort, I read the following on a site called PAJIBA. The title of the article was: 20 Actual Facts About Kirk Cameron That Sound Like April Fools Jokes. Number 17 on that list mentioned you. Can you confirm if the following is actually true?: "Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort co-founded the ministry, The Way of the Master, and co-host a television series of the same name. In 2010, Comfort sent out appointment cards to elderly people advising them of the date and time of their death, and informing them to contact evangelists to avoid going to hell." Chris Machmer

Lies often have a measure of truth in them. That's the case with this story. Years ago we had a gospel tract called "The Appointment Card" that asked the same question I have asked hundreds if not thousands of people: "When do you think you will die?" I ask this because it's only when we face reality that we will do something about it. You can see this questioned asked of a young lady on www.evolutionVsGod.com and she isn't offended in the slightest. If I remember rightly, someone in New Zealand back in 2010 sent a card to an elderly person, and that person complained to the media (I'm not sure of the exact details). The New Zealand media saw our ministry name and address on the card, and contacted me for a statement (I live in the United States). I told them that we had at that time sold more than 150 million tracts (and had hundreds of different titles), we have no control over to whom they are given, and that particular title was designed more for a young person who hadn't thought about life's issues, rather than an elderly person (we had actually dropped it years earlier). Atheists then grabbed the story and embellished it by saying "Comfort sent out appointment cards to elderly people advising them of the date and time of their death, and informing them to contact evangelists to avoid going to hell." I did no such thing. There are so many lies out there about what I have and haven't done that I don't have time to follow them up. But I am grateful to you for having the courtesy to ask me for the whole story on this one. I wouldn't believe the other things about Kirk on that list either. 

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