Begins with filming the interior of a church and its massive stained glass windows
(00:42 - 01:06)
- Kirk begins the episode with "In this program, we are going to find out and focus on the importance of the reason we give sinners to come to Jesus. That is, the motive we give them to come to the savior because their motive will determine whether or not they will fall away from the faith. If they have the right motive for coming to Jesus, they will stay. If they have the wrong motive, they will fall away."
What Do You Say to a Non-Christian?
(1:37 - 3:29) Street interview of random Christians giving their thoughts on why people turn to Christ. Ray asks what they would say to a person who says they don't believe in God, they have a girlfriend, are addicted to pornography, and have a lot of money. One Christian responds "What are you living for?" Others say that life is wonderful with Christ. One says that non-Christians can be happy.
(3:31 - 7:08)
Kirk starts with the Parachute analogy, tells us a man was given a parachute and told wearing it would improve the flight. The man puts it on sceptically but finds the parachute uncomfortable and other passengers laugh so he takes the parachute off bitterly and is convinced he was lied to.
Ray takes over describing a second man who accepts and wears a parachute despite discomfort because he is told he will have to jump out of the plane. Kirk continues that the first man is bitter and disillusioned since his flight didn’t improve and he won’t try anything like that again for a long time. The second man wears the parachute to escape the future jump and “he has a deep rooted joy and peace in his heart knowing that he is going to be saved from sure death.”
Ray continues that in his opinion the modern gospel tells people accepting Jesus will make them happier, metaphorically improve their flight. A sinner tries it out but faces “temptation, tribulation and persecution” so he gives up Christianity, becomes a “bitter backslider” and is less likely to try out Christianity in the future.
(7:10 - 8:33)
- First Interview is a bald man who lost a lot of close people that drove him away from Scripture and Christianity.
- Second Interview is with a black man said he used to go to church, but that was where he would encounter the worse people. He still believes, but no longer attends church. Ray says Satan is a liar and Satan does not want this person to ascend.
(8:34 - 9:22)
Scene returns to Ray and Kirk sitting in a church, Kirk repeats that Christians should frighten people instead of promising happiness. People should, ” run to the savior to escape the wrath to come.” Kirk quotes Acts 17:30 that god has commanded all men to repent and will ”judge the world in righteousness.” Righteousness counts rather than happiness.
(9:23 - 9:40) The video at the end of this page is now private, therefore a different video was used to check the text from here on, *New video
Scene of flipping through pages in the glossary of the Bible. It stops and rips out the definition of righteousness. According to this program righteousness means having a right standing with God.
(9:41 - 10:44) Switch scene to outside. Kirk tells us that a right standing with God requires perfect confirmation to God’s law and we can’t do it, we all have sinned. The bible says no single human being is ever righteous. Kirk returns to the regular WOTM analogy of a judge who can drop charges against a guilty criminal because someone else (Jesus on the cross) paid our fine. Kirk claims we need faith in Jesus and right standing with God not happiness.
(10:45 - 13:47) Switch scene back to inside the church. Kirk tells us literally “It does not matter how happy a person is” if they are “enjoying the pleasures of sin”. Kirk continues that righteousness [defined the WOTM way] will count on the “day of wrath” [taken from Proverbs 11:4].  Kirk tells us he personally had riches but in his opinion needed to be saved from sin. Kirk claims here that being saved brings peace and joy but without repentance and surrender peace won’t come and they remain with their sins
Ray continues, that the second passenger had peace because the parachute would save his life and Ray personally has peace through confidence that he is saved. Ray continues the parachute analogy and imagines the second passenger is hurt when hot coffee is spilt over him but the passenger keeps the parachute and may even look forward to jumping.
(13 00) Kirk continues that when people take up Christianity for what he calls the right biblical motive i.e. to escape damnation they don’t lose joy and peace or get angry with god during troubled times, they come to Jesus for benefits in the afterlife rather than happiness here. Kirk adds that many who consider themselves Christians who lose peace and joy during troubled times because according to Kirk they didn’t repent and aren’t saved.
(13:48 - 15:21)
Scene changes to the coast of Southern California. Ray takes over and gives yet another analogy of young men surfing dangerously with waves up to 20 ft. and surfers would shout warnings when a large wave approached. If a wave broke over a surfer a surfer he could hold onto his board and risk getting hit fatally by the board, alternatively he could throw the board far away and dive into the swirling 20 ft. wave. Ray continues that prophets have been warning about the coming justice of god (represented by the big wave) and in Ray’s opinion god’s justice is closer now than it was millennia ago. The surfboard according to Ray represents our sins and rather than let god’s justice fall onto us we should thrust our sins away and dive into the mercy of Jesus.
(15:22 - 15:45) Ray continues that in his opinion how evangelists preach decides how the, “sinner” reacts. Preachers should encourage, “genuine biblical motives” otherwise people will come for life improvement and be disappointed.
(15:46 - 16:48)
Scene switches to show a Christian dancing around to get attention with a sign that reads "Jesus [Heart] You!" They show subtitles such as "Biblical Evangelism?" "Would Jesus do this?" Then scene switches back to Ray Comfort.
(16:49 - 17:21) Ray continues as before about preaching repentance and judgement, claims [as far as this author can see without evidence] that people who are genuinely repentant stay with the faith.
(17:24 - 24:47)
- Kirk offers three men twenty dollar if they pass his test (the are you a good person? routine, which they have purposely and dishonestly made so no one can pass). The men do not seem to know they are being filmed. One of the men seems to resist Kirk from going too far about inquiring if they have stolen or behaved badly. After Kirk gets though the are you a good person routine (saying God sees everything, including our thoughts), Kirk moves on and uses the court analogy, asking the person to imagine he is in court and guilty of a crime. The judge will not just forgive him because he asked. And then someone he does not know comes in and pays his fine, which is what Jesus did.
The interview ends with the rough men, some clearly the worse for drink:-
- turning away from their old lives to start new lives totally devoted to Jesus.
- turning away from Kirk to resume their habitual lives.
The video doesn’t make it clear which will happen but viewers can guess which is more likely.
(24:48 - 28:34)
Scene switches to Ray and Kirk watching the street interview on a TV in a room. Ray compliments Kirk for his work and Ray is glad that while he was filming he did not have to drop everything to help Kirk in case a fight broke out. Ray asks if Kirk was nervous, he says he was nervous but he accomplished his goal. Kirk said he knew what do say and do it right, he did not dance around with a sigh that says 'Jesus loves you' because they would have thrown him off the pier (Ray says he would have assisted them because that signs does not send a message).
Kirk responding to Ray's comment about the sign saying that when Christians appear, “like lunatics” others are put against Christianity. Kirk claims people should be shown their sin and why according to Christianity Jesus died and why they need to be forgiven.
Ray continues that the men agreed with Kirk and in Ray’s opinion that was because their conscience, “bears witness to God's law."
Kirk continues that Christians should move discussion away from issues like, Hitler, housing, overpopulation, and return to what he thinks is more important, the gospel, eternal life. Kirk recommends promising to come back to important questions like the above later. Viewers may get the impression such promises may not be kept.
Ray repeats what he said on very many other occasions that in his opinion this is a biblical system which the church used in previous centuries, Ray recommends reading Mark 10 and Luke 18.
Kirk ends the episode by telling the audience to visit their website, get the Evidence Bible, see the videos, CD's, etc.
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