(BNc) by J. Randal Matheny — Evangelical televangelist Ray Comfort’s organization Living Waters released a 30-minute video as a response, apparently, to the Russell-Crowe version of Noah.
I say “apparently.” It talked so much about the signs of the last times, I quit before I got to the nine-minute mark.
The video has its own website, as well as being released on YouTube.
I don’t know Comfort’s specific tenets, but it gave the impression he’s a premillenialist of some sort. The video takes opportunity of the moment to push Comfort’s idea of “Bible prophecy.”
Premillenialism is a cockamamie theory that Jesus will return to rule on earth for a thousand years, seated on David’s throne in Jerusalem.
A major portion of the video segment that I saw recorded one of Comfort’s staff sticking a microphone in people’s faces.
Some of the answers people gave were intriguing, but what Comfort’s organization calls a movie doesn’t live up to the name.
Comfort is a New Zealander based in California since the 1980s.
You’re welcome to watch both Hollywood’s version and Comfort’s take-away, but don’t say I didn’t warn you that the evangelical response doesn’t really satisfy.
I often warn brothers and sisters in Christ here in Brazil that watching televangelists will not encourage them in their faith. They will only confuse them.
False doctrine is so tightly woven into their presentations that it’s nigh unto impossible to separate the good from the bad.
Hollywood will mangle the Noah story, but Ray Comfort’s video won’t help people understand it any better.
Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us