Ravi Zacharias

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What I believe in my heart must make sense in my mind.

Frederick Antony Ravi Kumar Zacharias (born 1946) is an Indian-born, Canadian-American evangelical Christian apologist and evangelist, hosts the radio programs Let My People Think and Just Thinking, and teaches apologetics at Wycliffe Hall.

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  • It is easier to hide behind philosophical arguments, heavily footnoted for effect, than it is to admit our hurts, our confusions, our loves, and our passions in the marketplace of life's heartfelt transactions.
  • Truth has been relegated to subjectivity; beauty has been subjugated to the beholder; and as millions are idiotized night after night, a global commune has been constructed with the arts enjoying a totalitarian rule.
  • Truth by definition excludes.
    • Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message. 2000. p. 6. ISBN 9780849943270. 
  • 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.
    • Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message. 2000. p. 28-29. ISBN 9780849943270. 
  • In other words, truth is not only a matter of offense, in that it makes certain assertions. It is also a matter of defense in that it must be able to make a cogent and sensible response to the counterpoints that are raised.
    • Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message. 2000. p. 55. ISBN 9780849943270. 
  • Teaching at best beckons us to morality, but it is not in itself efficacious. Teaching is like a mirror. It can show you if your face is dirty, but it the mirror will not wash your face.
    • Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message. 2002. p. 90. ISBN 9780849943270. 
  • In his book Modern Times, the historian Paul Johnson referred to Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini as the three devils of the twentieth century. Interestingly, Nietzshean dogma influenced each of them.
  • 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 naturalism, man is actually very insignificant, but arrogates to himself stupendous power. In Christianity, man is actually the apex of created significance, but is called to see it in abject humility.
    • Created for Significance

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