Friday, 5/29/20 – Friday Tough Question

Ravi Answers…

20200528_141617Last week we lost that great apologist of the faith, Ravi Zacharias. Ravi was masterful in giving an educated and reasoned response to many of the deepest questions of humanity.

Ravi distilled mankind’s lostness into four fundamental and universal questions. They touch upon four fundamental aspects of human experience and have been matters of religious and philosophical debate throughout human history. They are questions of Origin, Morality, Meaning and Destiny.

Origin: “How did I come into being?
Morality: “How can I determine right and wrong?
Meaning: “What is the purpose of life itself?
Destiny: “What happens when I die?

20200528_141726Ravi argued that Jesus is the Answer to them all! This was not merely a matter of opinion for Ravi, but of conviction. “Opinions are something that you hold to; Convictions are those which hold you,” he said. Ravi had experienced the dramatic life transforming power of Jesus Christ.

Today, I would like to share with you a few other quotations of this great brother in Christ…

On God’s Purpose and Calling…
“The world was made for the body. The body was made for the soul. And the soul was made for God.”

“There is no greater discovery than seeing God as the author of your destiny.”

On Truth…
“We have a right to believe whatever we want, but not everything we believe is right.”
“Respect for the right of another to be wrong does not mean that the wrong is right.”
“Truth by definition excludes.”

On God’s Presence…
“I think the reason we sometimes have the false sense that God is so far away is because that is where we have put him. We have kept him at a distance, and then when we are in need and call on him in prayer, we wonder where he is. He is exactly where we left him.”

On Faith…
“…If you do not believe that God is in control and has formed you for a purpose, then you will flounder on the high seas of purposelessness, drowning in the currents and drifting further into nothingness.”

On Love…
“…if truth is not undergirded by love, it makes the possessor of that truth obnoxious and the truth repulsive.”

On Life…
“…meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain; meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure… that is why we find ourselves emptied of meaning with our pantries still full.”

“Beginning well is a momentary thing; finishing well is a lifelong thing.”

20200528_141645Ravi Zacharias was diagnosed with a rare, malignant spinal cancer in March, 2020. He died at age 74 at his home in Atlanta on May 19, 2020.

We shall miss him.

Press on…

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