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  1. Scarlett O.

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    Ravi Zacharias Dies of Cancer

    I used to love to listen to him on the radio on my drives to Sunday night church when I used to have a long drive.

    Prayers for his family.
     
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    The epitaph given by his daughter is very good. I especially like the hymn by Richard Baxter, which she shared, saying her dad quoted this hymn.

    1 Lord, it belongs not to my care
    whether I die or live:
    to love and serve thee is my share,
    and this thy grace must give.

    2 Christ leads me through no darker rooms
    than he went through before;
    he that into God's kingdom comes
    must enter by this door.

    3 Come, Lord, when grace hath made me meet
    thy blessed face to see;
    for if thy work on earth be sweet,
    what will thy glory be!

    4 Then shall I end my sad complaints
    and weary, sinful days,
    and join with the triumphant saints
    that sing my Saviour's praise.

    5 My knowledge of that life is small,
    the eye of faith is dim;
    but 'tis enough that Christ knows all,
    and I shall be with him.
     
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    Regardless on how one viewed his theology, he served the Lord Jesus well, and now he and RC Sproul can keep on debating the finer points of theology!
     
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    But also great news that his cancer is no more, as now with the Lord Jesus!
     
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    Not surprising coming from CT
     
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    I thank God for Ravi's ministry, for the living legacy he left.

    Obituary: Ravi Zacharias (1946-2020) by Christian News Staff

    Zacharias’s desire to train evangelists undergirded with apologetics, in order to engage with culture shapers, had been happening informally over the years but finally became formal in 2004. It was a momentous year for Zacharias and the ministry with the establishment of OCCA, the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics; the launch of Wellspring International; and Zacharias’s appearance at the United Nations Annual International Prayer Breakfast. OCCA was founded with the help of Professor Alister McGrath, the RZIM team and the staff at Wycliffe Hall, a Permanent Private Hall of Oxford University, where Zacharias was an honorary Senior Research Fellow between 2007 and 2015.

    In 1992, Zacharias’s apologetics ministry expanded from the political arena to academia with the launching of the first ever Veritas Forum, hosted on the campus of Harvard University. Zacharias was asked to be the keynote speaker at the inaugural event. The lectures Zacharias delivered that weekend would form the basis of the best-selling book, Can Man Live Without God?, and would open up opportunities to speak at university campuses across the world. The invitations that followed exposed Zacharias to the intense longing of young people for meaning and identity. Twenty-eight years after that first Veritas Forum event, in what would prove to be his last speaking engagement, Zacharias spoke to a crowd of over 7,000 at the University of Miami’s Watsco Center on the subject of “Does God Exist?”

    It is a question also asked behind the walls of Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola Prison, the largest maximum-security prison in the United States. Zacharias had prayed with prisoners of war all those years ago in Vietnam but walking through Death Row left an even deeper impression. Zacharias believed the gospel shined with grace and power, especially in the darkest places, and praying with those on Death Row “makes it impossible to block the tears.” It was his third visit to Angola and, such is his deep connection, the inmates have made Zacharias the coffin in which he will be buried. As he writes in Seeing Jesus from the East, “These prisoners know that this world is not their home and that no coffin could ever be their final destination. Jesus assured us of that.”
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    Only when it involves persons teaching the real jesus!
     
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    Thanks. Here's the link: Ravi Zacharias, Now with Jesus
     
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    Yeah, I'm not completely surprised. And I doubt they'd do something like that to one of their own.
     
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    Its nothing but a liberal piece of trash rag.
     
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    I didn't read much of the obit. Nor did I pay much attention to the source. I was just so saddened by his passing.

    Thanks for pointing this out. It was not a worthy obituary for what the man did with his life.
     
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    RIP
     
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    I prayed for his ministry and loved ones. He is a great evangelist. Sad to see him go, but at least he is with Jesus Christ. I have to say that I disagreed strongly with him on ecumenism, so my emotions are jumbled on his going home. Hard to explain.
     
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    What of the fruit of salvation was that he had a marriage lasted 48 years, and no hint of scandal aware of!
     
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    That CT obituary is so soulless. It lacks any love or warmth towards Ravi Zacharias.
     
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    He got them upset, for daring to teach that Muslims, Hindus, Jewish people etc all have to get saved by Jesus!
     
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    I don't disagree. CT showed its moderate evangelical, i.e. evangelical liberal Christian, bias with the impeachment controversy.

    I did disagree with Ravi on ecumenism, though. I'm surprised no one noticed that controversy in the Christian journalistic obituaries. Perhaps it isn't a controversy beyond independent fundamental baptists, reformed, and the like. As far as I could tell by Ravi's comments and actions, he supported the notion that Mormons and Roman Catholics and other groups, who do not hold to certain fundamentals of the Gospel and the faith, are Christians. Then again, I usually find at least one thing deeply disagreeable with many evangelical Christian leaders. God still used Ravi in amazing ways, IMHO despite his views on the membership of the church.
     
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