Kirk Cameron – Atheist Turned Dedicated Fisher of Men for God
Kirk Cameron was a teenage atheist when filming the popular television show Growing Pains during the late 1980’s. Kirk became a born again Christian at the age of 17 in 1987 and during the next final 5 years of the show, he insisted all adult themed material be stripped from the scripts. His acting career continued with Christian themed movies with the most recognizable probably being Fireproof in 2008.
What makes Kirk Cameron’s conversion such an example of not just saying he was a Christian but living out what God commanded is his commitment to being a fisher of men for God. He has partnered with Ray Comfort in training Christians evangelism. Their website “The Way of the Master” is filled with training materials in assisting Christians at every growth level on how to approach others and bring non-believers to Christ. The Mission Statement and Statement of Faith reads as follows:
“150,000 people die every 24 hours—most without the Savior. We are deeply concerned that so few Christians reach out to the lost. Statistics show that this is as low as 5%. One of the reasons for this is that many don’t feel equipped. As a ministry, our sole purpose is to inspire and equip Christians—to teach them how to share the gospel simply, effectively, biblically . . . the way Jesus did. “The Way of the Master” is non-denominational. We believe and preach that the Bible is the Word of God, and that Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh, crucified for the sin of the world, and that He rose again on the third day. We believe and teach that salvation is by grace, through faith, and not of works.”
That is a staggering thought that 150,000 people die every day and most don’t know our Lord and Savior. I’ll be the first to admit that I am lacking in my skills of reaching non-believers and that is why I developed this blog to help myself and others see that there is a movement in the 21st century to remedy the fact that so many are dying without salvation. But we all must be willing to step up and be willing to proclaim our beliefs such as those I have written about so far and plan to write about in the future.
Kirk travels the country bringing the story of the Gospel to as many people as he can.
His most recent endeavor is a documentary on the faith of America’s founders called “Monumental”. It demonstrates Cameron’s rage over the systematic removal of religion’s role from American history. He understands that instead of pointing blame at all that is wrong, we need to become active in resolving the issues and look at America’s Christian beginnings. I agree with him that America has lost its way and its Christian historical background has been removed from the history books.
Kirk Cameron has come under fire for some of his strong statements against homosexuality but he is being brave enough to stand up and teach the Bible as it is written in a society that wants to live without the rules and teachings of God. Kirk and his wife Chelsea Nobel (actress from Growing Pains) have a living relationship with God and are following his command to be Fishers of Men.