Ray Comfort visits Cerritos College

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Cerritos College has had street preachers and evangelists with signs visit its campus and proclaim the word of God. The student body saw another gospel preacher named Ray Comfort on Wednesday Jan. 24 with a camera and a microphone asking it who it believes is the greatest figure in history.

“I am interviewing students for season five of my program called ‘History Makers’, ” Comfort explained. “I will take anyone [to be interviewed]. All people are valuable. Colorful people are good.”

Comfort is the producer of the television program “The Way of the Master” which is aired on 52 Networks.

It is so named because it presents Christians with methods on how they can share their faith with others as Jesus their master did according to the New Testament’s narrative.

The program regularly features clips of people’s answers to Comfort’s questions and exchanges he has had for the purpose of teaching Christians how to make a better case for believing in Jesus Christ as lord and savior to anybody.

Graphic design major Gabrielle Rodriguez and communications major Allegra Rodriguez as evangelical Christians find Comfort’s methods taught on “The Way of the Master” and in his church seminars effective.

Both stated that using his approaches to evangelism by asking people questions or giving them a survey makes it easy to start conversations about spiritual, eternal, and salvific matters.

When students respond to Comfort’s question of who is the greatest person in history with an individual like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. or Charles Darwin, he declares that Jesus of Nazareth is greater than the students’ history makers.

Comfort believes no historical figure can surpass the greatness of Jesus. “Comparing any historical figure to Jesus of Nazareth is like comparing the noon day sun to a flashlight without batteries.”

Comfort believes that he is giving his listeners vital knowledge as he reasons with them. He added that there is “tremendous power” in the knowledge of salvation from hell in Jesus Christ that he is disclosing.

Comfort explained the purpose of his mission by way of a parable about a thirsty man. Many people are like a thirsty man that drinks water to quench his thirst. Yet, this water the man is drinking has arsenic in it and this man is unaware.

“We have a generation that drinks iniquity [sin] like water. I want them to know that there is poison in the water,” is how he sums up his mission.

Later, Comfort publicly proclaimed the “good news” to students lounging on the hill.

He started off by introducing himself and declaring that he does not believe in Darwinian evolution and offered a few dollars to anyone that would be willing to make the case for evolution before the crowd on the hill.

Political science major and self-professed humanist Anthony DeMartino took up Comfort’s offer. He took the cash Comfort handed him with a DVD of Comfort’s new movie “Genius” about John Lennon and the gospel.

The two had an exchange on the scientific validity of evolution, the existence of God, and the reality of a hell for unrepentant sinners.

After their open-air dialogue, Comfort shook DeMartino’s hand and encouraged him to watch the DVD he gave DeMartino.

DeMartino, who was raised in a Catholic home and spent a year at a Pentecostal school, said that Comfort did a good job for making a case for the redemptive message of Christianity.

Looking back, he wished he asked Comfort about the historically divisive and destructive nature of religion.

DeMartino also wanted to pose this objection to Comfort, “All religions have a savior. So how do we know which religion is the right one?”