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 ABC.com to air debate on God online

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NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- Actor Kirk Cameron and author Ray Comfort will square off in New York with two atheists to debate the existence of God live on ABC.com.

The debate will be Wednesday after the network rescheduled it from Saturday to capture a larger audience, Comfort said in a news release.

Comfort, who says he can prove God exists scientifically, said ABC originally offered him four minutes to present his case. After conferring with Cameron and the atheists, the time was raised to 13 minutes. ...

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From Ray Comfort's newsletter:

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When ABC ran a story in January about hundreds of atheists video-taping themselves blaspheming the Holy Spirit, Ray contacted the network and told them he could prove God’s existence, absolutely, scientifically, without mentioning the Bible or faith. He said that he and Kirk would like to challenge the two originators of the “Blasphemy Challenge” to a debate on the existence of God. ABC loved the idea. The debate will be filmed for Nightline in New York City, and will be streamed LIVE on their website (http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/) on May 5, 2007.

As you probably know, Ray has credentials for this debate as the author of God Doesn’t Believe in Atheists, a speaker at Yale on the subject of atheism, and a platform speaker at the 2001 American Atheists Inc. annual convention. And Kirk, possibly the most highly respected ex-atheist in Hollywood, is the perfect choice to address the unscientific nature of Darwinian evolution.

Please keep this event in your prayers. We couldn't be more excited about the opportunity!



http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/

[b]The Nightline Face Off[/b]
http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=3130360&page=1

[b]Does God Exist? Be a part of the debate[/b]
http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=3114967


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 Re: ABC.com to air debate on God online

Surely Ray can't totally prove that God exists? I've seen his arguments and some are good, but they don't prove that God exists.

Certainly opening up the law before all America could be a good thing.

Jesus have all Your way with every word of this debate. Use it to pierce hearts, to change hearts. Turn America over with Your own hands for Your glory. I pray in Your holy, precious name. Amen


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Surely Ray can't totally prove that God exists? I've seen his arguments and some are good, but they don't prove that God exists.



I agree, it's extremely difficult to prove the obvious. It's like trying to prove 1+1=2 or that the sun exists. ;-)

This is an excellent chance for the Gospel to be preached to millions of people. They probably won't show it on Nightline, but at least those who will watch it online will get to hear it.

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What a sad form of apologetics. You can't prove the existence of God through scientific inquiry. It takes nothing less than revelation.


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What a sad form of apologetics. You can't prove the existence of God through scientific inquiry. It takes nothing less than revelation.


I am pretty sure Ray Comfort realizes this and is only allowing this to happen because it opens more doors for people to "seek" and "grope" after the living God. and may they be found of Him.


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Good quote:

"Natural religion has no name for God which can bring any hope or comfort to frail, mortal man; nor could man by his own wisdom and searching have attained to the knowledge of any name for the infinite Creator of all things... The Name has to be revealed..."

~ David Baron "Israel in the Plan of God"


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Is there any way to "tape" this live recording? I will be take finals in school when it's aired (2pm eastern) and I really don't want to be stuck with the edited, watered down version thats gonna be rebroadcasted on nightline. Any help?

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it opens more doors for people to "seek" and "grope" after the living God



Certainly Ray knows a thing or two about sharing Christ with skeptics. It is true that the Gospel is recieved by grace...yet this does not mean it is irrational and outside of the realm of reasonable thinking. Many people's sketpicism is poorly reasoned or even just a thin excuse, and perhaps once they are patiently shown at least the rational plausibility of a Creator, their hearts would be more prepped for faith.

Still, knowing how important the grace of God was to us who believed...we pray that Jesus will be seen not merely as a side in an intellectual contest, but as alive through the conduct of two witnesses demonstrating the power and truth of the Holy Spirit.

...the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world...

Blessings,

MC


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KingJimmy wrote:
What a sad form of apologetics. You can't prove the existence of God through scientific inquiry. It takes nothing less than revelation.



They already have [b]a[/b] revelation of God through scientific(observable) inquiry.

Rom 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
Rom 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

I'm assured you already know these verses. It's not 'sad' to point out what men already know. For if it was, it would be 'sad' for Paul to have written those verses. Wouldn't it?

Of course, that knowledge alone will never save them from sin.

Act 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
Act 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
Act 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;


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