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Ever gotten into a debate with friends about Christianity or world issues and wished there was a way to show them the truth? Or what about other Christians who don’t think abortion is a big deal? There may be a way to accomplish the “impossible” turnaround you’re hoping for, and it may be easier than you think. In the video 180, Ray Comfort shows the difference one person can make when not afraid to confront others with the truth in a simple, yet astounding way.
A blend of documentary and “man on the street” interviews, this video follows Comfort as he stops pedestrians on city streets and talks to them about their views concerning human life, morals, and God. The subjects Comfort is driving toward are abortion and the Gospel, but he doesn’t start with those.
Instead, he gets people talking about Adolf Hitler. For viewers, the shocking qualities of this eye-opening documentary begin here, as many of the people Comfort speaks to haven’t even heard of Hitler, let alone the horrors he instigated during WWII.
Thus begins a life-changing education for the interviewees and viewers of 180, as Comfort moves from the topic of the Holocaust to human rights, to a baby’s right to live in the womb. Brilliantly, but simply, Comfort doesn’t argue much with his subjects, but rather gets them to see their own professed views like never before.
For those watching the video, the answer to Comfort’s pointed questions about Nazi evils is obvious, thanks to disturbing, real footage (which is too graphic for young children) from the mass murders of WWII.
Seamlessly, Comfort gets his interviewees to discuss their views of morality as related to their opinions about God and the afterlife. Many of these people have already changed their perspectives on abortion, and the stage is set for Comfort’s piercing Gospel presentation that stands as a stellar example for evangelism.
A fantastic witnessing tool itself, 180 is modern, compelling, and a must-see for non-Christians as well as believers. Shot in hip, documentary style, the video has an unscripted feel and fast-paced flow that gives 180 a palpable vibe of vitality and urgency.
The urgency for viewers may be in the need to show this 33-minute video to friends and spread the word about it. Christians should be sure to watch the video themselves to gain invaluable insight into the mind of the unbeliever, as well as learn how to get people to rethink abortion and how to reach a lost world for Christ.
The end of our culture’s war on unborn children and the removal of the muzzle on Christian evangelism may be only a 180 away.