Ravi Zacharias, fully  Frederick Antony Ravi Kumar Zacharias

Zacharias, fully  Frederick Antony Ravi Kumar Zacharias

Indian-born Canadian-American Evangelical Christian Apologist and Evangelist

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You'll never get to a person's soul until you understand their hurts.

His life spells living. Your life or my life, apart from Him, spells death.

if there is any part of our lives that we haven?t turned over to Christ, the devil reminds him, ?No, that one isn?t totally yours. I still have this patch of ground here.? Jesus is totally committed to us. And until we learn to be totally surrendered to him, we?ll never find the joy of what it means to fully belong to him. That is the key to every believer?s life ? full ownership by Christ. Everything we are and want to be belong to him. The Lord wants to have ownership of your life. If there is anything hindering this from happening, I invite you to come forward now and lay it before Christ.

No matter how much we try to run away from this thirst for the answer to life, for the meaning of life, the intensity only gets stronger and stronger. We cannot escape these spiritual hungers.

Starting at life's cryptogram, we either see His name unmistakably resplendent or we see the confusion of religions with no single message, just garbled beliefs that plague our existence, each justified by the voice of culture.

The New Atheists are not open or willing to go where the evidence leads, unless that evidence sustains their own naturalistic assumptions. They have covertly reduced all philosophical thought and deduction to-- ironically?faith!

Truth that is not undergirded by love makes the truth obnoxious and the possessor of it repulsive.

Who is God? Who are we? What is our purpose? All these questions remain unanswered. I want to reach the genuine seeker of spiritual well-being. My goal is to satisfy the hunger and longing for those who are seeking the truth.

Historic figures have homes to visit for posterity; the Lord of history left no home. Luminaries leave libraries and write their memoirs; He left one book, penned by ordinary people. Deliverers speak of winning through might and conquest; He spoke of a place in the heart.

Implicit to the secularized world-view is not just the marginalization of any religious idea but its complete eviction from public credence in forming social policy. If an idea or belief is religiously based, be it in a matter of sexuality or marriage or education or whatever, then by that very virtue it is deemed unsuitable for public usage.

None of us like the concept of law because none of us like the restraints it puts on us. But when we understand that God has given us his law to aid us in guarding our souls, we see that the law is for our fulfillment, not for our limitation. The law reminds us that some things, some experiences, some relationships are sacred. When everything has been profaned, it is not just my freedom that has been lost-- the loss is everyone's. God gave us the law to remind us of the sacredness of life, and our created legal systems only serve to remind us of the profane judgments we make.

Stripped of innocence, authority and love and plagued by the horror of a nuclear nightmare, large and growing numbers of this generation stopped believing in the future.

The path of truth is leading us into a malaise here, and into the quicksand of violence and eroticism; where we are entitled to hate our own family members, where young children are slaughtering one another?the age of reason is not doing very well, is it?

Two of the chief defenders of the faith in the Old Testament and in the New - Moses and Paul - were both well-versed in the language, the thinking, and the philosophy of their cultures.

With no fact as a referent, what is normative is purely a matter of preference.

how much more grand is the work of our Heavenly Father as he pulls together all the varied strands of life to reveal his grand design?

In his book Modern Times, the historian Paul Johnson referred to Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini as the three devils of the twentieth century. Interestingly, Nietzsean dogma influenced each of them.

Of all the religions in the world, there is none with the wealth of music that the Christian faith offers.

Success is more difficult to handle than failure.

The primary purpose of a home is to reflect and to distribute the love of Christ. Anything that usurps that is idolatrous.

We all want Canaan without going through the wilderness.

Wonder blasts the soul - that is, the spiritual - and the skeleton, the body - the material. Wonder interprets life through the eyes of eternity while enjoying the moment, but never lets the moment's revision exhaust the eternal.

Humor aside, 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.

In its essence, faith is a confidence in the person of Jesus Christ and in His power, so that even when His power does not serve my end, my confidence in Him remains because of who He is.

Often we are not aware of how close we are to that which we need but we think we do not have. In His grace, God has placed some hidden gold somewhere in all of us that meets our need at a desperate moment.

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Indian-born Canadian-American Evangelical Christian Apologist and Evangelist