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[[The Way of the Master]] is an [[evangelical]] ministry created by [[Ray Comfort]] and [[Kirk Cameron]] to train [[Christian]]s in the art of [[apologetics]] and [[open-air evanglism]]. This ministry, in cooperation with Ray's [[Living Waters Publications]], produces a number of training courses, radio and television programs.
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[[Image:Way of the master.jpg|200px|thumb|The Way of the Master logo.]]
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[[The Way of the Master]] is an [[evangelical]] ministry created by [[Ray Comfort]] and [[Kirk Cameron]] to train [[Christian]]s in the art of [[apologetics]] and [[open-air evangelism]]. This ministry, in cooperation with Comfort's [[Living Waters Publications]], produces a number of training courses, radio and television programs.
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Basically the series teaches that people ''must'' practise Christianity exactly as Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron tell them and ''must'' interpret the [[Bible]] exactly as Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron tell them in order to [[Avoidance of hell|avoid]] eternal damnation.  
  
 
==Television==
 
==Television==
The television portion of this ministry airs on 15 Christian Networks and has received numerous awards from Christian organizations. While popular among evangelicals, the real "break out" moment for the series was the [[banana argument]] from Season 1, Episode 7. A number of internet humor sites carried the clip of Ray declaring that the banana was "the atheist's nightmare", as he considers it an obvious testament to [[Intelligent Design]].
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The television portion of this ministry airs on 15 Christian networks and has received numerous awards from Christian organizations. While popular among evangelicals, the real "break out" moment for the series was the [[banana argument]] from Season 1, Episode 7. A number of internet humor sites carried the clip of Ray declaring that the banana was "the atheist's nightmare", as he considers it an obvious testament to [[Intelligent Design]].
  
===Season 1 Episodes===
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==The Logo==
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The Way of the Master logo incorporates a Latin cross, as well as the letters WDJD, standing for "What Did Jesus Do?". It also contains a reference to [http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+16%3A15&version=KJV Mark 16:15], reading:
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|align="center"|1||The Firefighter|| ||
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|align="center"|2||The Mirror of the [[Ten Commandments]]|| ||
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|align="center"|3||The Motive of the Sinner|| ||
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|align="center"|4||The Summary of [[Salvation]]|| ||
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|align="center"|5||Practice What You Preach|| ||
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|align="center"|6||Idolatry -- The Darling Sin of Humanity|| ||
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|align="center"|7||The Beauty of a Broken Spirit -- [[Atheism]]||[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5479410612081345878&q=way+of+the+master Google Video] ||[[The Beauty of a Broken Spirit-Atheism|IronChariots Episode Guide]]
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|align="center"|8||WDJD?|| ||
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|align="center"|9||Blasphemy, Sabbath, Parents|| ||
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|align="center"|10||Murder|| ||
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|align="center"|11||Adultery|| ||
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|align="center"|12||Theft|| ||
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|align="center"|13||Lie and Covet|| ||
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===Season 2 Episodes===
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:And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
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|align="center"|1||[[God]]'s Wonderful Plan|| ||
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|align="center"|2||[[Conscience]]|| ||
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|align="center"|3||Alcatraz, Al Capone, Alcohol|| ||
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|align="center"|4||True and False Conversion|| ||
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|align="center"|5||When Things Go Wrong|| ||
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|align="center"|6||The [[Satan]]ic Influence|| ||
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|align="center"|7||How to Witness to Someone Who's Homosexual|Gay|| ||
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|align="center"|8||Evolution|| ||
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|align="center"|9||How to Witness to a Loved One|| ||
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|align="center"|10||The Fear of God|| ||
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|align="center"|11||Ice Breakers -- [[Gospel]] Tracts|| ||
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|align="center"|12||The Greatest Gamble|| ||
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|align="center"|13||How to Get on Fire for God|| ||
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==Street interviews==
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Street interviews are a regular feature of the series online though it is unclear to Iron Chariots what criteria the Comfort team use to decide which videos to broadcast or whether those shown on the videos consent to the broadcast.
  
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==Christian approach==
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Even some Christians disagree with Comfort's system of telling eveybody including decent people that they have violated the [[Ten Commandments]]. Then Comfort makes decent people feel guilty and makes decent people fear that they are in danger of Hell.
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[http://www.ukapologetics.net/07/bestkeptsecret.htm]
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|align="center"|1||[[Islam]]|| ||
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|align="center"|2||[[Mormonism]]|| ||
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|align="center"|3||[[Witchcraft]]|| ||
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|align="center"|4||[[Buddhism]]|| ||
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|align="center"|5||[[Roman Catholicism]]|| ||
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|align="center"|6||What Hollywood Believes|| ||
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|align="center"|7||[[New Age]]|| ||
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|align="center"|8||[[Humanism]]|| ||
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|align="center"|9||What America Believes|| ||
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|align="center"|10||[[Jehovah's Witness]]|| ||
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|align="center"|11||[[Judaism]]|| ||
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|align="center"|12||Spiritual Battle|| ||
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|align="center"|13||[[Hinduism]]|| ||
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==Arguments Used==
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==Arguments used in the series==
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*[[Are you a good person?]]
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*[[Banana argument]]
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*[[Parachute analogy]]
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* [[Banana argument]]
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==External links==
* [[Are you a good person?]]
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*'''[http://atheism.wikia.com/wiki/The_Way_of_the_Master#See_summary_of_videos_in_this_series This gives summaries and refutations of individual videos from the series]'''
  
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Latest revision as of 12:37, 12 March 2012

The Way of the Master logo.

The Way of the Master is an evangelical ministry created by Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron to train Christians in the art of apologetics and open-air evangelism. This ministry, in cooperation with Comfort's Living Waters Publications, produces a number of training courses, radio and television programs.

Basically the series teaches that people must practise Christianity exactly as Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron tell them and must interpret the Bible exactly as Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron tell them in order to avoid eternal damnation.

Contents

Television

The television portion of this ministry airs on 15 Christian networks and has received numerous awards from Christian organizations. While popular among evangelicals, the real "break out" moment for the series was the banana argument from Season 1, Episode 7. A number of internet humor sites carried the clip of Ray declaring that the banana was "the atheist's nightmare", as he considers it an obvious testament to Intelligent Design.

The Way of the Master logo incorporates a Latin cross, as well as the letters WDJD, standing for "What Did Jesus Do?". It also contains a reference to Mark 16:15, reading:

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Street interviews

Street interviews are a regular feature of the series online though it is unclear to Iron Chariots what criteria the Comfort team use to decide which videos to broadcast or whether those shown on the videos consent to the broadcast.

Christian approach

Even some Christians disagree with Comfort's system of telling eveybody including decent people that they have violated the Ten Commandments. Then Comfort makes decent people feel guilty and makes decent people fear that they are in danger of Hell. [1]

Arguments used in the series

The Way of the Master
Season One Episodes:

1. The Firefighter   2. The Mirror of the Ten Commandments   3. The Motive of the Sinner   4. The Summary of Salvation   5. Practice What You Preach   6. Idolatry—The Darling Sin of Humanity   7. The Beauty of a Broken Spirit—Atheism   8. WDJD?   9. Blasphemy, Sabbath, Parents   10. Murder   11. Adultery   12. Theft   13. Lie and Covet

Season Two Episodes:

1. God's Wonderful Plan   2. Conscience   3. Alcatraz, Al Capone, Alcohol   4. True and False Conversion   5. When Things Go Wrong   6. The Satanic Influence   7. How to Witness to Someone Who's Homosexual/Gay   8. Evolution   9. How to Witness to a Loved One   10. The Fear of God   11. Ice Breakers—Gospel Tracts   12. The Greatest Gamble  13. How to Get on Fire for God

Season Three Episodes:

1. Islam   2. Mormonism   3. Witchcraft   4. Buddhism   5. Roman Catholicism   6. What Hollywood Believes   7. New Age   8. Humanism   9. What America Believes   10. Jehovah's Witness   11. Judaism   12. Spiritual Battle   13. Hinduism

Cast
Ray Comfort — Kirk Cameron

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