Kirk Cameron: From Atheist Teen Idol to Devout Christian

The 'Growing Pains' and 'Left Behind' actor talks about his ministry and being a Christian in Hollywood.

kriskington

09/02/2011 09:39:11 PM

I agree with Kirk. Unfortunately, the truth tends to make people angry and more unfortunately in their anger they miss the message that is trying to be conveyed. God does bless but He desires that we turn to Him and sometimes bad things in life cause us to turn to Him. When life is great, so many times we ignore God and do things our own way. When things go wrong, as a Christian, I look inward and determine if life is just happening because we live in a fallen world or have I maybe stepped off of God's path for my life? When you see Kirk on the screen it is so obvious that there is a peace surrounding him. As a Christian, my hope is that I will let God live so in me and through me as to present the same peace to those around me. Thank you for sharing, Kirk.

Sadaya

08/14/2008 04:00:24 PM

This is fear based religion :) "God makes the sun shine over the good and evil ... Our Father makes the rains pour over both good and evil" - Yeshua, in Gospels

Sadaya

08/14/2008 03:40:32 PM

I also take issue with his insistence that we have 'kicked GOD out of our schools'. Jesus advised against advertising piety and being ostentatious with devotion in Matthew 6: if you MAKE people worship and pray in public, GOD knows what's inside their breasts and God knows if they're sincere or not. If they're not, the prayer does not reach God, God is not touched, just as a gift given out of duty with no real feeling will not touch the person upon whom the gift is bestowed. Imposing religion in schools and other public places only breeds hipocrisy: this is why Jesus criticized the practice in Matthew 6.

Sadaya

08/14/2008 03:40:03 PM

the notion of God 'hating' nations and destroying them could not be further from the truth: it was invented by sould who did not know God's causeless love and infinite patience. God has seen civilizations, great and small, educated and ignorant, good and evil and mixed, rise and fall. God is greater than these petty conservative ideas. Earthquakes happen every day: they are part of the natural cycles of the Earth. Hurricanes happen every season and hit areas where both good and evil, republican and democrat, christian and non-christian live. They are increasing because of global warming, which is a man made problem, not because God is 'angry'. God does not experience the neurosis and is not the egomaniac that humans experience and imagine: God is not a cosmic Fidel Castro. This is simply called projection and is the result of ignorance of God's love.

kannbrown65

08/13/2008 04:23:44 PM

First.. Pascal's Wager? Oh, that's a chestnut. How about option three? Believe in the wrong thing, and, as the great sage, 'Homer Simpson' put it.. 'But Marge, what if we chose the wrong religion? Each week we just make God madder and madder.' Secondly, Satan is arrogant? Sure.. and Job has to bite the bullet so God can prove Satan wrong? Pretty sad.

kcook2713

08/13/2008 03:52:23 PM

Like I tell my friends, I would rather believe and it not be true, than to not believe and it be true. There is something much bigger than all of us out there. Regarding Job, Satan's arrogance was when he thought Job's faith would falter due to losing his children, livestock, etc. Satan's arrogance; good vs evil; Blessed are those who hear.

EarthScientist

08/12/2008 03:57:55 PM

... I admire that Kirk is honest and upfront about how he came to believe as he does. He is neither arrogant nor abusive as you two may be towards him. He can be as sincere as he wants, his understanding of evolution is still wrong. Christian Science believers who withold lifesaving medication from their children are sincere as well. EarthScientist, you appear to be more judging and arrogant than Kirk himself ever has been. And what gives you the right to be so? It's arrogant to point out people are wrong in their pseudoscience, and in doing so it's funny? Do you believe in evolution? Accept it as truth? If so that is your right but I would say it is also your mistake. I accept evolution as the best theory that fits the evidence, I neither believe it nor assign it the value of ultimate Truth (TM). I'll accept it as a mistake when sufficient evidence is presented to falisfy the theory.

doxieman122

08/12/2008 11:14:14 AM

And from the way he discusses "The Way of the Master" and the need to actively evangelize, doesn't sound like he's much of a fan of St. Francis of Assisi, either ...

doxieman122

08/12/2008 11:11:01 AM

Not to mention that "removing His hand of blessing" was the same phrase the late Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson used about September 11. Very "Christian" of you, Kirk ...

kannbrown65

08/12/2008 02:11:31 AM

I do love people who tout Job as the answer to the question of suffering. The answer in Job is, in essence.. God makes bets with Satan. God sets humans up, especially when they are good. (Consider my servant, Job...) Directly contrary to Kirk's assertion, suffering is NOT necessarily directly related to behavior, neither national or personal. (The whole POINT of Job was that Job was a righteous man, and his friends were wrong to assume his wrongdoing due to his sufferings.) Finally, if you want to know why? Well, that one is answered as.. 'Are you God? No? Then SHUT UP.' Yeah, Job is a GREAT place to go when you suffer.

Bravo88

08/11/2008 11:40:30 PM

Job doesn't provide us the answer to all suffering nor to even our suffering and who are we to demand such answers anyway? GOD is the potter and we are the clay. He is merciful whether you believe it or not. Why people die is not for us to know, we must simply grieve for them.

Bravo88

08/11/2008 11:38:40 PM

EarthScientist, The Tao is Within, With all due respect to both of you, I admire that Kirk is honest and upfront about how he came to believe as he does. He is neither arrogant nor abusive as you two may be towards him. EarthScientist, you appear to be more judging and arrogant than Kirk himself ever has been. And what gives you the right to be so? Do you believe in evolution? Accept it as truth? If so that is your right but I would say it is also your mistake. The mystery of suffering is best approached by reading the book of Job.

EarthScientist

08/11/2008 10:18:18 PM

Despite all those episodes of Growing Pains, Kirk was always funniest when pitifully trying to debunk evolution. Have you seen this guy? Fabulous comedy there. Come on people, nobody would care what this particular christian had to say lest he was a celebrity before.

the_tao_is_within

08/11/2008 09:47:37 PM

I'd like to see Kirk Cameron tell the families of the people who died in Hurricane Katrina that they lost their loved ones because his God removed "His hand of blessing" from the United States of America. If his God can be so unbelievably capricious, I want no part of his religion.

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