Dramatically changing hearts and minds


Last Sunday, a 33-minute film called 180 was released online. I urge you to try and find the time to watch it (see below). Produced by Living Waters Ministry, it is truly powerful.

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Evangelist Ray Comfort is shown talking with people on the street, some of whom I'd probably be hesitant to ask for the time of day. Comfort is forthright and open, asking uncomfortable questions without hesitation and without apology. Something in his demeanor gets even the most unlikely looking characters to stop and engage in conversation with him.

Most of those Comfort talks with are young people, uncomfortable with concepts like right and wrong, whether applied to themselves or others.

He starts with questions about Hitler and the Holocaust. It's chilling to see how many people don't know who Hitler was, and how many deny the Holocaust. Of those who do know, Comfort asks whether they would take part in the killing if their own lives were at stake. He moves on to questions about abortion, when life begins, and when abortion might be justified. He skillfully raises issues about morality, bringing into the discussion the Ten Commandments, heaven and hell, judgment, and repentance.

Comfort probes and challenges, but in a way that doesn't threaten. He guides people-often using their own words-to see the moral relativism upon which their answers are often based.

Ultimately Comfort changes hearts and minds, and it is moving to watch it happen before your eyes. I wish every youth group in every church in America would watch 180. Actually, why stop there? Everybody should see it.

Marcia Segelstein
Marcia Segelstein


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