Ricky Gervais and Stephen Colbert Debate the Existence of God

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by John Ellis

When my editor at PJ Media sent me the link to a video of comedian Ricky Gervais having a quasi-debate with comedian Stephen Colbert and asked if I was interested in writing a response, I jumped at the chance. I did so, knowing the limitations of the format. With a word-count limit of 1,200, it’s difficult to adequately interact with complex issues and insert the gospel, too. You see, I’m a firm believer in the fact that Apologetics and Evangelism go hand in hand. Convincing someone of the existence of God shouldn’t be the endgame. Showing someone that they are dead in their trespasses and sins, cut-off from their Creator, and under His just and eternal wrath if they don’t repent of their sins and place their faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ should be the endgame.

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