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Christians are supposed to be nice, right? So what do we do with the fact that the Gospel is offensive to people? In our increasingly “tolerant” culture, many Christians opt to just keep quiet or adopt the fairly safe, lifestyle-only style of evangelism.
Ray Comfort doesn’t care if your excuse is a dread of confrontation or a natural desire to keep your friends—he knows what God commands Christians to do and why they need to do it. More of a “why to” than a “how to” on witnessing, We Cannot but Speak: How to Gain a Passion for Evangelism leaves no room for any kind of reason against dedicating one’s life to spreading the Gospel.
No, Comfort does not say that everyone has to leave their careers and go into foreign missions. Rather, he shows that the Bible calls all Christians to daily, intentional evangelism, wherever they are. And forget about the idea that not being “gifted” in verbal evangelism means one only has to witness by lifestyle. Comfort’s study of the Apostles and Jesus’ take on evangelism eliminate this excuse, as well.
As a simple recording of a live talk given to an audience, We Cannot but Speak has no impressive production values or compelling plotlines. But it does have Ray Comfort. With intelligence, theological insight, and unexpected wit, Comfort entertains just as much as he challenges with his captivating style of address and enthusiasm for his topic.
If the idea of no more excuses sounds scary, don’t be concerned. By the end of Comfort’s presentation, you will be so motivated to witness that the fear will fade into the background. As Comfort points out, Christians are in a war, but need never hide, hesitate, or feel inadequate—for all believers are fully equipped by their Lord to be the strongest soldiers on this battlefield for souls.
Not feeling like soldier material? Watch this film, and you will likely come away with a fiery passion for sharing the Gospel with our lost world and find that you truly cannot but speak.