Are You A Genius? is the title of the ninth episode from season three of Way of the Master.
(00:00 - 00:53)
Scene takes place with Ray Comfort in a library in the Physics isle checking out some books.
- Ray begins with "Albert Einstein was born in 1879, and he died in 1955. He was a Jewish born German physicists who is best known for his theory of relativity, and more specifically E=mc2. In 1999 Einstein was named Time Magazine's person of the century and a poll named him the greatest physicist of all time. He had such am impact on modern culture that the name Einstein has become synonymous with the word "genius." Ray meets Kirk Cameron reading a book next to a cart.
- Kirk says "In this program, we are going to take a look at this fascinating man and what he believed about life's most important issue: Is there a God? And then we are going to turn the spotlight on you and find out if you are an Einstein."
The Intro to this program shows outlines of Kirk and Ray going around the world asking questions that reflect the are you a good person? tactic.
(01:12 - 04:27)
- Ray "Many who, in an attempt to show atheism to be an intellectual, claim that Albert Einstein was an atheist. However the brilliant scientist said the exact opposite." Ray shows several quotes by Einstein,
"In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views."
- Ray "Einstein also said..." (Words in italic are words Ray inserted.)
"we know nothing about [God, and the world] at all. Al our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren. Possibly we shall know a little more than we do now. But the real nature of things, we shall never know, never."
- Ray "He even showed his insightful mind with..."
"I see a pattern, but my imagination cannot picture the maker of the pattern. I see a clock, but I cannot envision a clockmaker. The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can it conceive a god, before whom a thousand years an a thousand dimensions are as one."
- Ray "When asked 'to what extant are you influenced by Christianity?' he said..."
"As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene."
- Ray "When asked if he accepted the historical existence of Jesus, he replied..."
"Unquestionably! No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life."
- Ray "Albert Einstein as not a fool, he believed in God, he accepted the Creator's existence..."
"I'm not an atheist. I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws."
- Ray "he continued..."
"What separates me from most so-called atheists is a feeling of utter humility toward the unattainable secrets of the harmony of the cosmos."
- Ray "In fact, Einstein tended to be more critical of debunkers, who seem lack humility or a sense of awe of that of the faithful. He wrote in a letter.." (Words that Ray omitted are in bold. Words in italic are words Ray inserted.)
"Then there are the fanatical atheists whose intolerance is the same as that of the religious fanatics, and it springs from the same source. They are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who - in their grudge against the traditional religion as the "opium for the people" - cannot bear the music of the spheres. The Wonder of nature does not becomes smaller because one cannot measure it by the standards of human moral and human aims."
- Ray "In other words, because of the hatred of traditional religion, they cannot see the genius of God's handiwork in creation."
(04:29 - 6:57) Scene switches from Ray in the library to Kirk inn a large computer room.
- Kirk "Okay, in a minute, we are going to have a test to see if you are a genius. Now we are going to test your intelligence level, and you are going to need a pen and a paper, so please get this or it wont work. While you are getting it, here is another quote by Albert Einstein..."
"I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I wont to know HS thoughts. The rest are details."
- Kirk continues "Those who take time to read the Bible CAN know how God created this world. Read Genesis 1. And they can read the thoughts of God throughout Holy Scripture. But the main reason why many wont believe it is because it is not merely a history book, the bible is also a moral book. And for that reason, many people will refuse to believe its pages. Alright, here now is the test. To make this work, please do not talk to anyone while you write down your answers. Sorry we will not be able to repeat the questions, you only have the chance to hear them once so listen carefully."
- 1) How many of each animal did Moses take onto the Ark?
- 2) What is the name of that raised print that deaf people use?
- 3) Is it possible to end a sentence with the word, The?
- 4) Spell the word SHOP. What do you do when you come to a green light?
- 5) It's noon. You look at the clock, and the big hand is on the three, and the little hand is on the five. What time is it?
- 6) Spell the word SILK. What do cows drink?
- 7) You are the driver of a train, there are 30 people on board. At the first stop 10 people get off the train. At the next stop, 5 people get on the train. Here is the question: What is the name of the driver of the train.
- Kirk "It is amazing that we can think we know something and be completely wrong."
(6:58 - 9:11)
- Ray enters the room with "After we take the time to listen and think carefully before we answer, now try these..."
- Read out loud the words in the three triangles. "Paris in the the Spring" "Bird in the the hand" and "Once in a a lifetime."
Ray then goes over the answers to each question,
1. None. It was Noah
2. Deaf people don’t use raised print.
3. The question is an example of one
7. You are the driver of the train
Comfort then goes on to show the billboard with the triangle. Read it again and notice that two of the words are repeated.
(9:12 - 9:31)
- Kirk "So how did you do? Do you feel a bit humbled, we do to. The point of these tests is to show that our eyes and our ears can fool us, our senses are not always trustworthy, and as human beings are are prone to make mistakes. And the Bible warns "He who trusts in himself is a fool.""
(9:32 - 13:15)
Ray goes around asking random people if they trust their own senses and asks them several of the above questions and read a small card with the three triangles. When one persons tells Ray that he can see the repeating of the words in the triangles, he asks Ray to show him that he is wrong and God is real. Ray does not answer, instead he asks the guy to spell the word SHOP. When he gets it wrong, he asks what does this prove. Ray shouts "It proves that you make mistakes! And you can be making a mistake of your eternal salvation." The scene cuts there.
(13:16 - 13:45)
- Ray "we tend to trust our eyes, we say things like "seeing is believing." Well, have you ever seen a sunrise? You say "of course I have." Sorry, you have not. You have never seen a sunrise or a sunset. The sun remains still while the earth turns, giving us the impression that the sun rises and sets. Have you ever seen a blue sky? You say "of course I have seen a blue sky?" No you have not, the sky has no color. Ask any astronaut of his view when he came down to earth. There is no color to the sky, it just looks blue on earth.
(13:49 - 14:28)
- Kirk "Any magician will tell you that the eye cannot be trusted because they hand is quicker than the eye. Now this is not magic, it is just sleight of hand." He folds a one dollar bill up, unfolds it and it becomes a twenty dollar bill] Ray performs his own trick with a red scarf. He tucks the red scarf into his clenched hand, opens his hand and the scarf is gone. Then he pulls the red scarf from his mouth.
(14:29 - 15:15)
- Kirk "Here is the point of all of this: if we can be wrong about things that don't matter, we can also be wrong about the things that DO matter. And of all the things that matter most is, we cannot afford to be wrong about the existence of God and of Heaven and Hell. The Bible makes it very clear that "he who trusts in his own judgments is a fool." So why are there people who do base their beliefs on eternity that seems right to them rather than the ultimate source of reliability? God's own word. They wrongly assume that there is no hell, or if there is a Heaven they are going to go there because they think they are a good person. Again, the Bible says that there is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way of death."
Street Interview: One 2 One
(15:21 - 20:21)
Ray asks this one person if he thinks he will go to Heaven, and then taking him through the are you a good person? routine. When they still find it unlikely that God would send them to hell, Ray uses the analogy of a criminal and court telling the judge that he thinks he is a good person (even right after he raped and killed a little girl). Ray says damnation is eternal and God is good and will seek justice. When he guesses if a person does go to hell for eternity, then the person might as well join the devil against God. Ray, ignoring that claim, tells the person about Jesus, a man who lived a sinless life, died on the cross to pay for our sins and the man should repent now.
(20:22 - 21:31)
- Ray "During WWII, Air Force records reveals that a plane and a crew completely disappeared on their first combat mission. The plane was later discovered an incredible thousand miles past its target. Investigators found that the crew had bailed out the the plane just before crashing in the 140 degree Libyan desert. Most of the crew's remains were found 78 miles from where they bailed out, one of the men walked an incredible 140 miles before he died. What baffled military experts for years is how can a plane end up a thousand miles past its target. This is what happened: a strong tail wind had caused them to arrive at a destination far from what they had estimated. The instruments told them they had arrived, but they made the fatal mistake of not believing the instruments. They trusted their own natural senses. [Ray then quotes Proverbs 14:12] So do not make the same fatal mistake when it comes to your eternal salvation, trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all you ways, acknowledge him and he will direct your path."
(21:32 - 23:05)
- Kirk "In light of these thoughts, its interesting to notice that at the age of 34, a young Albert Einstein proudly boasted about something that seemed right to him." They include another Einstein quote,
"I have firmly resolved to bite the dust, when my time comes, I with the minimum of medical assistance, and up to then I will sin to my wicked hearts content."
- Ray "as Albert Einstein aged, he became more philosophical..."
"To one bent on age, death will come as a release. I feel this quite strongly now that I have grown old myself and have come to regard death like an old debt, at long last to be discharged. Still, instinctively one does everything possible to postpone the final settlement. Such is the game that nature plays with us."
- Ray "It seems Einstein spoke of Biblical truth unawares, however isn't nature that seeks a final settlement that is the law of God. Like a criminal who has transgressed civil law, Einstein like the rest of humanity is in debt to eternal justice because he had transgressed God's law. This great debt that he had spoken of could not be satisfied with mere silver and gold. Its a debt that demands capital punishment. It calls for the death penalty for guilty transgressors. An eternal damnation in Hell. Its terrible to create demands, a soul that sins it shall die. But this demand was fully satisfied by the one who cried on Calvary's cross, "It is finished." It was paid in full by the precious blood of Jesus."
They then quote 1 Peter 3:18.
(23:08 - 23:32)
- Ray "Most of us think that we are rather intelligent, and the more knowledge that we get the more puffed up we get with pride. Don't believe it? Try talking to the average university student about the things of God. They are more than often condescending to the gospel. They think they are too intelligent to believe it. Their attitude brings up a very important point."
(23:33 - 24:32)
- Kirk "a man once walked up to a store window and could not believe what he was seeing. There was a cat sitting in the window, and it was a mangy cat -it was a flea-bitten, rat-bitten ugly cat. His ear was chewed of, his tail was chewed off, most of its fur was missing, it was an ugly cat. Then his eyes widen and realized there was a sign there that said "cat for sale: $50" and he though "what? Someone wants $50 for that!?" Then he saw something that made his eyes widen even further, the cat was drinking from a saucer that he recognized as a Ming Dynasty saucer worth thousands of dollars. He then ran into the store and purchased the cat. When the man wanted to take the saucer as well, the store manager said no, he sold 70 cats worth for that saucer this week.
(24:33 - 25:26)
- Ray "That man was snared, or trapped, by his own craftiness. The Bible says that God has ensnared the wicked by their own craftiness. What does that mean? Let me explain. Many years ago I ran a kids club.At it conclusion I would get a big bag o candy and give them a piece of candy each. On dad told the kids to line up, so I looked at that line and I saw that the little bra bullies had pushed their way to the front ad at the back were the meek sickly ones. I remember thinking, that is a line of greed if I ever saw one. Then I had an idea. I said "kids, stay where you are. If you move and get out of line you are not getting candy."" Ray then went to the back of the line with the bag of candy and handed the candy out to the meek kids first.
(25:27 - 26:02)
- Kirk "That is how God has trapped the wicked in their own craftiness. God has turned the line around. In this world, where the rich get richer and the poorer get stomped on, God has doe something incredible. The Bible says God resisted the proud but he gives grace to the humble. You just ask a proud person if they will admit they are a sinner, therefore our deserving of hell and are wiling to repent and follow Jesus Christ no matter what the cost, and you will usually hear "What, are you kidding me? I do not believe that silly message." Behold, the wisdom of God.
(26:03 - 26:30)
- Ray "The Bible says that God has chosen the foolish in the world to confound the wise. He has chosen not the many wise, not the many mighty, not the many noble. You find that people who are proud of their intellectual abilities, their social standing, their great accomplishments are rarely stooped to the gospel. Through their own pride, they exclude themselves from understanding the truth. God designed it this way. And he even said that we must come to him as what? As a little child."
(26:31 - 26:56)
- Kirk "So, if you want to enter Heaven, be wise. Make sure you humble yourself as a little child, and don't trust in your own understanding. Remember, human nature is prone to error. The man who put the eraser at the end of the pencil knew what he was doing. What we need to do is turn back o God's instruction book: The Bible, the ultimate source of reliability an wisdom.
(26:57 - 27:09)
- Ray "We hope this program has been entertaining and helpful to your understanding the great truth: that God has chosen the foolish things in this world to confound the wise."
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