The video starts with Ray and Kirk in a casino pretending they have been caught out gambling but they explain that they are there to show that advertising promotion methods common in Las Vegas are also used to promote evangelism. Ray Comfort maintains that many modern Christians are more interested in making people happy than in frightening them about Hell, he shows an example.
Kirk tells a metaphor imagining that a blind man is walking towards a steep cliff. Someone pretending to help gives the blind man a CD player with wonderful Christian music instead of warning him about the cliff. The blind man continues towards the cliff unable to hear any warnings. Then Ray and Kirk claim that much modern preaching is similar since in their opinion modern preaching does not warn expressly about hell, judgement and penitence or guilt trip people over sin.
The video shows an example of a pastor preferring euphemisms. Then Kirk admits he understands far less theology than a pastor but begs pastors to frighten their flock and not to limit themselves to providing inspiring music and giving good advice.
Ray Comfort then criticises what he calls, “hellfire preaching”. Comfort’s definition of hellfire preaching is lecturing people about Hell without first guilt tripping them over their own sins. Comfort argues that frightening people over Hell without first explaining their sins is very harmful while his personal style of preaching is in his opinion not harmful.
Upsetting a middle-aged man
Next a middle-aged man named Daniel is interviewed who, to put things politely does not appear spectacularly intelligent.
The interviewer first asks what you have to do to get to Heaven and Daniel with apparent limited understanding replies that you just have to be yourself. When the interviewer asks further Daniel understands Christianity sufficiently well to guess that the bad people go to Hell. When asked if he is good or bad Daniel replies smiling, “I’m good” The interviewer goes through, Are you a good person? and Daniel admits that that he once told a white lie, with prompting Daniel agrees that he is a liar.
After further questioning Daniel states that he has, “taken God’s name in vane”.
Daniel has also looked at a woman with lust. The interviewer then frightens Daniel by asking what he will do when he stands alone before God on judgement day and where he will go. Daniel replies smiling that he is “dead in the water” and that he will “accept his fate”. The interviewer scolds Daniel for smiling and Daniel remains miserable for the rest of the interview. Daniel is told that he doesn’t have to go to Hell, that Jesus can save him, this cheers Daniel up very slightly. When asked Daniel says he must accept Jesus with his heart and soul, the interviewer says he must do more, he must repent, turn from sin and trust Jesus.
The interviewer asks what would happen if Daniel’s heart just went pup pup and stopped, then Daniel becomes as miserable as he was before being told about Jesus and agrees that he would go to Hell. The interviewer asks Daniel if he is ready to pray and to “stop fighting God” and to accept Jesus. The interview ends with Daniel saying he is ready.
A lady’s suicide
Kirk tells about an email that he received from a construction worker employed at Park Avenue. The construction worker tried to “share his faith” with a lady working in the same building but was interrupted three times, he decided to leave it till the next day. The following day when he was going to work a lady jumped off the fifteenth floor and landed about ten feet from him, it was the lady he had tried to share his faith with the day before.
Importance of eternal salvation
Ray and Kirk give us more of the general message that we should insist on sharing our faith even if people don’t want to listen, even at risk of offending people. As they have told us many times before they think nothing is more important than eternal salvation. The idea of people dying without Christ should be horrifying to us but too often it isn’t.
There follows a street interview with a Christian called, “Matt” who “shares his faith” with people he knows but only shares with strangers if they bring the subject up. Matt tried to share his faith by telling people they would be happier as Christians and Ray Comfort tells Matt he should frighten them about hell instead. Matt is told further that he must "be born agian to enter the kingdom of God.
Plagiarism and lust
Later Matt is taken through Are you a good person?, this is done mostly in the standard Comfort way but two points stand out.
- Matt is told that he can’t even look at his own woman “with lust” before Matt says he isn’t married so apparently Ray Comfort teaches that a man can’t even look at his own wife in a sexual way.
- Matt is asked if he has ever “stolen an answer in a test", stealing an answer in a test is plagiarism. This indicates that at the time he did the interview Ray Comfort understood that stealing intellectual property is equivalent to stealing physical property.
Ray Comfort repeats the analogy of the blind man and the cliff and repeats with different world his notion that we must frighten people over the Ten Commandments and over hell. He tells a dramatic and -as far as we know- unsupported story about surviving when a bath robe that had previously been soaked in petrol caught fire.
Kirk tells us to think of people we know who aren’t saved and talk to them today. The video ends with promotion for free material and materials that can be bought from Comfort’s organisation.
- Ice Breakers—Gospel Tracts As of 21st Nov 2011 this doesn’t deal with gospel tracts as stated above.