But does that make sense? And God is not the author of death, @KAS, That’s certainly been my experience of those who cease to believe: the real reason has always be moral (or rather immorality to be more accurate) rather than intellectual. Katy, really thank you for your June 1st response; Zoe for your June 2nd. Popovich goes off on 'deranged' Trump after riot. Mark “You’re just parroting what the preachers are saying.” No, I just relating my real world experience. Was Isaiah a Christian? As I have been on this earth a long time and have learned a thing or two, we need to focus on the good things rather that the bad things. The last staged sermonette I heard within the local baptist c’hurch, before I bolted out the doors in record speed (perhaps my legs are Olympic bound :)), covered the topic of “the jezebel spirit,” performed amazingly by an assembly of god ordained p’astor m’an, complete with the “haughty eyes, a lying tongue, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush to evil, a false witness that pours out lies, and a person that stirs up conflict within the community.” I do not recall this complimentary p’astor m’an “shedding innocent blood” per the scriptures.”, As I watched this wolf’s performance, the above precepts from Proverbs 6:16-19 were revealed to my mind through what I believe to be the power of GOD, His Holy Spirit. Ravi Zacharias, with his chronic lies and sexual misconduct with a vulnerable married woman, has not exhibited exceptional moral character for decades. article From This Month. Judge not, lest ye be judged. I’m not convinced that the period immediately following death is the right one for this. Personally I would be too scared to start praying to God as ‘Mother’. This week on Let My People Think, Ravi Zacharias is taking a look at the life of Jacob. “LET HE WHO HAS NOT SINNED, CAST THE FIRST STONE”…THE STONE HAS BEEN CAST & GOD IS THE ONLY JUDGE…NOT US! It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. Slander. Posts about Ravi Zacharias written by Laura Maxwell, BA (Hons). We should be making as big a deal about what we eat as we do about our sexuality as imperfect beings. You’re more into judgement, condemnation, and defending belief sets which keep people TRAPPED in harmful or mal-adaptive behaviors. I’m aware that it isn’t considered polite in some circles to speak ill of the dead, but there’s no question Ravi Zacharias’ legacy is complicated at best. they can no longer continue to believe. It’s hard to imagine that a Christian minister would open a side business selling beauty treatments. Re-read what you said. No one on earth is perfect or able to say ” I have never told a lie.” Just because someone may not have talked about something that had happened in their life doesn’t mean they are unable to help others. Let God take care of his failures. “That’s certainly been my experience of those who cease to believe: the real reason has always be moral (or rather immorality to be more accurate) rather than intellectual.”. More Lord, praying for those things hidden in darkness come to the light. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Zacharias was accused after his death in May of sexually harassing the women at spas over several years. A pastor put it in terms of the family rules. In the light of Jesus Christ, I am educated and experienced in religious as well as humanistic abuse regarding all things “comp.” And when slavery was abolished and women were allowed the “right to vote,” from the noel of my rock field, I can almost hear the cries of those abusive comp men of recent and past times crying out to the lord of sheol, “oh no lord (the sons of satan), please don’t let our slaves go, for that means we have to get our own hands dirty and calloused…….and actually sweat by the labor of the plow.”. As a parent, I get this. I’ve never heard a preacher say that, but then I was just relating my real world experience, so that is not to be expected. This should not be ignored, a very serious issue. Any copyrighted material displayed or referenced is done under the doctrine of fair use. We see victories and defeats. Living in Critical Times, Part 2 Ravi Zacharias, . But you were washed and justified etc. But you were washed and justified etc. “Behold, I will throw her on a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her doings; and I will strike her children dead“. Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. However, it’s not like there is just one single misunderstanding that needs to be cleared up. He did this by — very conveniently and strategically — pleading that he was under the NDA. A lot is at stake by getting this wrong. Once someone is inside the family, “Sin” is definitely not fitting for someone in the family, but there is no fear of being kicked out of the family because of it. Finding resolve amidst the dissonance of "churchianity". That’s the gist of a story Ravi Zacharias told recently about his experience discussing atheistic evolution with a scientist. Some conservative Christians, if I recall correctly, did take some pot shots at RHE within days or hours after her death, which I thought was really low and very tacky. And, for that matter, why is it when a woman theologian passes from this earth, male priests of the tabernacle, condemn her to high heaven, even though she has no sexual immorality under her belt so to speak, meanwhile, the male of the priesthood of gender bender theologians are to be praised, defended, honored, glorified, and given expected leniency and forgiveness for their “transgressions.”. Even Jesus said “And why do you not even on your own initiative judge what is right?” Luke 12. You bring to light what seems to be a pattern of deceit. I have to get to bed now, so I can’t write much. Saved from youtube.com. The investigation began after multiple women came forward in August 2020, alleging that Zacharias … Should we judge or not judge? Is is actually possible to learn up the arguments for the Christian faith and be able to present them without actually ever being converted?” (Final comment under The Ravi Zacharias Legacy: Fans, Falsehoods, and Yet Another Troubling Question — by Steve Baughman.). C S Lewis. If it it true I really can’t see any justification for it even if the allegations against Zacharias are all true. I appreciate them. I toyed with the idea of postponing it, but then the reality hit me that so.many.people are adulating this man to near sainthood. This is not ethical in any sense, whatever the truth is about Ravi Zacharias or about RZIM. Ravi Zacharias International Ministries is a Christian ministry founded and headed by Ravi Zacharias. I haven’t remotely suggested that discernment and uncovering of wrong-doing in the case of RZ should cease now that he has died, but I would question the timing of it. It is because we have distorted our picture of God and replaced it with a man-made idol. A 2-second YouTube video clip of Ravi Zacharias (2019); used in accordance with the U.S. Fair Use Act LTRJ Note: The following news story is posted for informational and research purposes and is going to be difficult for some to read. I have a feeling you had written that post months ago, Instead, along with another student, he gave one of the “usual” testimonies. Simply because he disagreed with their approach to church discipline. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. More information Ravi Zacharias Q & A: The Importance of Apologetics - YouTube For those wondering why anyone would bring up Ravi’s sins and abuses after his death, or so soon afterwards: Yesterday was filled with sobbing. Ravi Zacharias explains by peaceeverywhere. I love Jesus Christ with all my heart. Then in John 8:10 the punctuation comes from Jesus when he said; John 8:10-12 It's a Wonderful Life. Both RZ and Evans courted celebrity and publicity, so public examination is part of the deal if you do that. Yet in the end you have to put judgement back in the hands of God. He needs to look up Ezekiel 34 to see how God deals with spiritual abusers who harm those in their care. Well, probably because their churches are full of greedy, arrogant slanderers! The binary of father/mother, son/daughter, boy/ girl, truth/ error or light/darkness are not interchangeable in the world God created – regardless of what our current ignorant society tries to maintain. He is our father, not our mother; our king, not our queen; our husband, not our wife. Christianity is a revealed religion, and we are not at liberty to change it to fit in with our confused culture and its increasing paganism. So it is righteous for us to include this picture of God in our pictures. I will have to think about these things, as sin is not graded in the Bible, but all is equally an affront to God, and all paid for by Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf. There is massive damage being done at the moment with this in the Church of England at present, replete with the usual nastiness of the progressive lobby. Vince Vitale and Ravi Zacharias answer the question asked at the University of Florida, "Is God Okay with People Being Transgendered?" The Bible tells us we are born broken into a broken world. Those are two completely different concepts, yet the translators feel it’s necessary to pound into us that God is the ultimate authority, and that somehow the concept of God’s eternality and being is unimportant for our understanding. There seems to be a certain subset that cannot see criticism of a man without bringing in criticism of a woman to make it ‘fair’ or distract or whatever and i think that’s all that’s happening here. Ravi’s problems with back pain were well-documented. I didn’t think it right at the time of her death to make that judgement (saved or lost), and personally believe a moratorium on criticism for the sake of her family was in order for the sake of decency. (Pawson). 'Angry' Pence navigates fallout from rift with Trump. The idolatry of God as mother is too big to deal with here, except to say it is a proven way to fall away from the faith. Over time, I was convicted of mainly my erroneous view of God as a frowning, fun-hating judge, and led to an understanding of grace. KAS, “he has to put it right before God sooner or later”, I think you misunderstand my point. Online, they can go and learn even more about it and be involved. All three of the ordained female bishops accept gay marriage (one of them is a lesbian, and either she or one of the others wants to introduce her brother bishops to ‘God as Mother’) and all 10 prospective female bishops agree with gay marriage. And to this day, many an unbliblical comp individual, will promote, defend, and encourage the innocent sheep to follow this aog/baptist p’astor m’an, who has been “reinstated” into the professional 501c. How can you reconcile that with Paul’s statement, unless you take Paul’s statement as (1) declarative – that is we are declared innocent of sin when we are justified, or (2) general truth – that is we expect to see a general move towards righteousness. I recently had the privilege and honor of speaking to another dear sister in our LORD, as a listener to her pouring out her heart. Since she is imo most unlikely to find RZ’s family agreeing to her request, would it not be better to let go rather than torture herself by continually wanting to put her side when this is never going to happen? Was chosen to preach at his graduation from the beginning, from the OT ( understand! I even defended her against being too quick to label her as supporter. 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