Notation to everyone: I am very concerned what direction Ray personally and Living Waters in general is taking. I have brought my concerns to them already several times and simply been shined on. I have truly appreciated many of the things he does, and I believe his approach in preaching the gospel is perfectly right.
I am very sorry to site that Ray has done a little bit of plagiarism in his book about the origin of the species: http://aigbusted.blogspot.com/2009/11/ray-comfort-plagiarist.html
However, I have been concerned when I've seen some of his volunteers (ie: the Europe tour with "Way of the Master") wearing tattoos without covering them up or using them as a testimony foothold for people. Also I have been concerned when I saw his excuse or even encouragement which he made FOR tattoos. (Please view and compare Biblically this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBCjxmoVo0s
). Tattoos are long since known in paganism as a mark of slavery to sin. It is one thing for someone to be saved from sin and still have the marks; but it is quite another to be defensive of them while a believer. In Revelation it says that all idolaters and everyone else who takes part in the sins of the world without repentance will go to the lake of fire. No, the Bible does not say "Thou shalt not get a TATTOO", but it does say this in Romans 1, which puts attitudes right into perspective with homosexuality, idolatry, bestiality, and other blasphemies: "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." How many humble, godly people who are not living a double life for Christ go out and get tattoos? Not only must you expose yourself to people who are themselves worshiping the devil, you are wrecking the body which God gave you in the first place when you were born, a body which He called "very good" and which is the temple of the Holy Spirit--and you're putting the marks of paganism on them, no matter what those marks say. Not only is that putting Me first (idolatry) but that is called inventors of evil things, and often results in skin cancer which is "the recompense of their error which was meet." We may not be in the Old Covenant anymore, but sin and paganism is stronger than ever. Ray himself uses the Old Covenant ten commandments to stimulate the conscience. Therefore it is also appropriate to use what God says in the Old Testament about paganism and sin because, in His holiness, HIs attitude about sin is still the same, and hell is just as hot now as it was back then. If you're still in doubt read the following: 1 Kings 18:24-29; Deut. 1:1; Lev. 19.28; as well as the NT starting with the demon possessed man: Mark 5; Eph. 2.8-10; 1 Cor. 3.9; 2 Cor 6.14-16; 1Cor. 3.16; 1 Pet 2.5....Also you may read this article: http://www.av1611.org/tattoos/intro.html
Secondly, I am very concerned by his non-statements on the heretic Joyce Meyers. Joyce is a false teacher with man-cut hair (which symbolizes Jezebel) and a mouth with both good and bad coming out. Revelation talks about women like her: Rev. 2.20-22. "Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds." She promotes the prosperity gospel which contradicts what Jesus says: "In this world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world." She denies repentance: Rom 3.23, Mark 1:14,15; Acts 26.20; Matt. 3. She promotes "divine" or magic touch/demon power healing, the name-it-and-claim-it gospel which all good witch doctors believe in too. Although Jesus did and does heal, we do not have the power to "say" and it's so. That's only for Him because He is God; not us. (See again Romans 1).
Ray started out, I believe, with the King James Bible. However, he no longer uses it. The King James Bible is the only English text which does not use the perverted Alexandrian manuscripts (Rev. 22.18) See also a presentation by a man who has deeply studied this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIOUN6GJlJI
Ray's casual attitude on TV does not set well with a serious believer. Neither does the fact that he's putting up a new TV show of the Comfort Zone not just YOUtube. He wastes time on what the New Testament calls “inconvenient jesting” (Eph. 5.4). Bigger-and-better syndrome always goes with selfishness...selfishness counteracts the preaching of the gospel of Christ. Did Christ go to Rome in the Colosseum and preach there? No, he went out into the countryside and lakes, because it was QUIET and SECLUDED. Did Christ "hit the news" in the local representative for newspapers? No, he simply preached and word-of-mouth spread like fire. Our attitude for preaching the gospel is not to use the World's means. We are separated to God as a holy body. Please study all four gospels, Jesus' preaching techniques, His views, His doctrines, His humble attitude, His standing up for righteousness, and His non-committal attitude toward the bigger-and-better. Also see: 1 Cor. 1.17-31; 3; 6; 13-14; Gal. 4-5; etc.
One thing I must state: any religious organization under 501c(3) is forced to be dictated by the government or pay a fine. The government has a right to say what the organization should preach, get their messages approved, etc. The new movie "Audacity", so Ray said, had to be brought before a board of policemen before it could ever hit the public. Why? Because...you could get a lawsuit or even prison. Ray said he didn't want to go to prison for the sake of the gospel--er, excuse me, because he had said something too strong. Hm. Seems to me that we need to stick with the Biblical way of doing things more than the popular way. The apostles went to prison, were beaten, were rejected and so was Jesus, and so are we. We don't go getting approved by Rome simply to get out of persecution!!! "These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth." Heb. 11.13 http://www.creationliberty.com/articles/501c3.php
Finally, I wish to put in one thought; not as a pot-shot, but simply as a concern. Ray's organization has grown and the money has gone up over the past years. He started with no salary, but several people have sited that he now has over $100,000 per year. Let's see....who is doing the donations????? This was put out by a nonbeliever but I think he says respectfully a few interesting and insightful points: http://raytractors.blogspot.com/2008/08/piety-of-ray-little-web-sleuthing.html
Unfortunately the links to his financial statements are unavailable and you can’t access them anywhere else either!! I've mentioned to Living Waters about a financial statement because they are a 501c(3), and I understand they have one if you email them...but they don't always send it. Furthermore, it's supposed to be, legally, accessible to everyone, sent out to ALL concerned every year, making an annual financial statement.http://info.legalzoom.com/requirements-maintain-501c3-status-27073.html
"Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets." Luke 6.26
"Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul." 1 Pet. 2.11