Ravi Zacharias on the Christian View of Homosexuality #Apologetics

this is a question from the Stow campus
and it’ll say it says how do you respond to non-believers who accuse Christians
of being hateful to people who support lifestyles that are according to the
precepts of our faith. I think this is a very important question and they all are
really I’d be a dishonest person if I said to you that that question doesn’t
worry me that I don’t even think about it
in fact we as a team our entire team people like Nabeel Qureshi Michel
Ramsden oz Guinness a Maori Ewing aren’t ice because too often sat around a table
and said you know how do we deal with this very trying social issue of our
time and even though the word is not used here the idea is you know the
homosexual lifestyle and all that has come about in our time how do we as
Christians deal with it? So Joe if you don’t mind I’d like to take an extended
answer in this you know let me give you about three panels of an answer the
first panel is the logical problem the second panel is what I call the
theological problem and the third panel is what I would call the relational
problem how you communicate it so let me take first of all the sociological issue
here what is the problem now we talked about tolerance so when I was at one of
the prestigious universities somebody went to the microphone and asked this
question and I said to the person I said I will be glad to answer your question
if you will first answer mine what kind of a culture are we living in you have
to define it for me I said as far as I know there are three cultures in
relation to absolute the first quest the first culture is called a thick anima
sculpture where the law of God is supposedly so embedded into our hearts
that we all emotive ly or otherwise think in the same categories once upon a
time we would talk about the natural law in those categories natural law we
believe these truths to be self-evident the early framers believed in the
natural law we don’t believe in natural law
anymore but we used to talk about and that’s a thick anima sculpture theros
god no mas law sometimes the Indian culture will get close to that it’s not
always the case but they sort of Darth Academy is what they will say there are
people of the soil and the idea of respect for parents and all of that they
consider to be self-evident ingrained in the heart of man and so on but we don’t
believe in the Theon immerse culture in the West so what’s the second kind of
culture the second kind of culture is a heteronomous culture heteros meaning
another No Mas meaning law so we have another law what does that mean the
mainstream of the culture is dictated to by the leadership at the top if you look
at Marxism in secular terms it is a heteronomous culture the handful and the
top will control the masses if you look at Islam it’s a heteronomous culture if
you go to Saudi Arabia or you go to Iran which are supposed to be truly Islamic
countries the mullahs or the sheiks or who are the ayatollahs at the top will
tell the masses when they must fast when they can eat what they must wear what
they must not wear who they can be seen with who they cannot be seen with all of
the dictates even to the discipline of how you wash your hands and feet before
you worship and so on it’s a heteronomous culture the few at the top
dictated for the masses below so I looked at the question and I said a
really enormous culture I said no I said are we a heteronomous culture I said no
we don’t want the few to dictate it for the money I said so that leaves us with
the third which is an autonomous culture our toss meaning self namaz meaning law
which means each person dictates their own moral prerogatives in the set I said
are we on autonomous culture he said yes I saw right now tell me this if we are
on autonomous culture and I answer your question are you going to give me the
privilege of my autonomy too or as soon as you disagree with my answer you will
switch to a heteronomous mode and dictate for me what I must believe as
well that is the sociological dilemma that is the sociological dilemma because
if a disagrees would be it’s not just that is being enforcing his or her
principles upon being but B wants to enforce his or her
principles upon a so there’s a mutual autocracy being sought here but it is
never going to be consistent in a culture that is neither phenom us nor
heteronomous autonomous cultures run into a conflict where everybody has
their own autonomy that’s the law that’s a sociological issue you move beyond
that then to the theological issue the theological issue is this way years ago
I was doing some open forums at Indiana University and the press reporter was I
was there with Dallas Willard we were both to debate doing the defense of the
Christian faith and press reporter came and said she was filming some religious
actions on campus for their network and so on do you mind if we take what you’re
going to talk about tonight I said no that’s all right you’re welcome but she
then she startled me by saying we’ll only be there for about five minutes and
then we’ll be packing up and leaving I hope we won’t disturb you and I thought
this is what the news does with the talk takes five minutes of it and then tells
people that this is what was said you know I thought okay but I wasn’t gonna
argue with I said ma’am you’re welcome to leave just tell your crew to be very
quiet because once I get into the thick of it I really don’t like the
distraction and they’ll be quiet slipping out I’ll be okay she stayed the
whole time stayed for the whole talk stayed for the Q&A and then she said can
I walk you back to where you’re staying I was staying on the campus I said right
and she was walking to me it’s quite dark at this time and she says I have a
question for you I said is this on the record or is this an off-the-record
question she said no this is for me I said so you
promise me this is just between you and me in order to print these answers and
okay that’s all right I just want to know and so she said you know I have a
problem with Christianity and here’s my problem
Christians are generally against racism but when it comes to the homosexual they
discriminate against the homosexual how do you explain that I said I find your
comments so interesting in the first part of the question it’s an ism you’re
talking about the second part of the question you particular eyes it with
individual some just fascinated by that that’s okay I said here’s what I want to
say to you the reason we believe that discrimination ethnically is wrong is
because the race and ethnicity of a person is sacred you do not violate a
person’s ethnicity and race it is a sacred gift and the reason we believe in
an absolute nester sexuality is because we believe sexuality is sacred as well
and that’s why we make a choice that same way I said you will help me if you
will tell me why you treat race as sacred and desacralized sexuality she
was very quiet she said I’ve never thought of it in those terms here’s what
I want to say view marriage as God has given it to us and if you take the whole
corpus of the world view is the most sacred relationship into which you will
enter because love is given one word in English but there are four words in the
Greek agape eros storge and agape filler Oh storge and eros agape is God’s love
filler who is friendship love or brotherly love story is protective love
of parental love eros is romantic love I said do you realize marriage is the only
one that pulls these four together agape Follette Oh storge and eros I said
and if you take agape out of that eros is gone for whatever you want to do
romantic love becomes redefined and to us the Bible gives the sacredness of
marriage as Christ is to the church the bridegroom and the bride and in that
sacredness the beauty of a consummate relationship between a man and a woman
as it is shown in the singular commitment of the marital vow I do
I will when you say I do to the one you say I don’t do all of the others and you
say I will to one you’re saying I won’t to all of the others so any departure
from that beauty and sacredness of the four confluences of love is a biblical
notion of what it really means to be married and to just take one behavior
and make it look like it’s aberrant is not right all departures from that are
not acceptable in the sight of God the theological position is a consummate
relationship between a man and a woman in the procreative Act and in the
sacredness and paying each other the ultimate compliment of taking each other
at their word so theologically this is the way we see
it sociologically we’ve been put into a conundrum so we come then in
relationally how do we deal with it and here’s the hard part but you know what
and my wife will tell you this others will tell you this who know me I accept
people with a love and a genuineness regardless of what their view is on
anything if it’s different to mine I have learned to love humanity I can put
my arm around a person who has a different view on marriage or a
different view on politics of water and just say you know God gives you the most
sacred Drifter gift of the prerogative of choice but God does not give you the
privilege of determining a different outcome to what the choice will entail
the consequences are bound to the choice and you go right back to the book of
Genesis and it tells you you do what is right will not you will you not be
accepted but if you don’t sin stalks a veil at the door desires to have you and
so when I look at the sacredness of marriage any change from it from the
biblical point of view is a departure from the biblical mandate but at the
same time the Bible commands us to love even those with whom we disagree and our
responsibility as the church is never to eight the individual our privilege is to
love and only God can change the heart of a person and God is the ultimate
judge and anaplerotic society let us as Christians be both light salt
and learn to love one another and let God be the judge over all of us he is
the one who is pure in his judgments we can make errors those are the three
panels I want to leave with you

100 thoughts on “Ravi Zacharias on the Christian View of Homosexuality #Apologetics

  1. Ravi I hope one-day Christians will realize its LOVE that will save them ( liberate) them. And its LOVE what Jesus taught. I won't expound further we all need to read the Bible else we will continually get deceived by the likes of Paul an apostle of evil who taught ( believe and you are saved) versus Father God and Jesus expectation of OBEDIENCE. anyway like you say Ravi we will all be judged for what we have done

  2. I once heard someone ask "Who is responsible for evil?" . Well, The sad truth is there will always be terrible evils committed in the world like murders, rape, crime, hatred etc.. and I suppose one consolation is that those who commit them are in the minority and are normally brought to justice, the other is our faith in God and humanity. There is no denying that these evils are terrible indeed but the worst kind of evils are the intentional and deceitful acts by individuals to try to separate a human being from the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit by leading them into sin through deceitful measures and in the knowledge and understanding that by doing this they will turn that person away from God and vice versa. Matthew 18:6 "If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea."

    These are the worst kind of evils and God be with the Day when he comes to eradicate this terror from the world and those who commit them face His final Judgement and are condemned for their terrible crimes. This is the true evil that every person should beware of, awake and alert to lest your guard be broken and he who comes to kill, steal and destroy will have taken away what is most precious and valuable to you, not your money or possessions but your spirit which the Lord has graciously bestowed upon you. Luke 12, 39 "And this know, that if the owner of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through." Revelations 3, 11 – "I am coming soon, keep safe what you have so that no one will rob you of your victory prize." So believe me when I say there are plenty of thieves in this world and they are not the kind who want your material possessions but that which has taken residence in your heart being the Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 11,14 – "Even Satan can disguise himself to look like an angel of light! So it is no great thing if his servants disguise temselves to look like servants of righteousness. In the end they will get exactly what their actions deserve." This is also in relation to what Jesus warns us of in the gospel, Matthew 7,15 – "Be on your guard against false prophets; they come to you looking like sheep on the outside, but on the inside they are like ravenous wolves. You will know them by what they do."

    So what should we do – Ephesians 6, 11 – 17 "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For it is not human beings that we fight againt, but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities and cosmic powers of this dark world. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:"

    Matthew 5, 11 "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me." John 15,18 – "If the world hates you just remember that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world then the world would love you as its own. But I chose you from this world, and you do not belong to it; that is why the world hates you." Remember God has given Satan permission to test you so do not be surprised at the painful test you may be suffering for it means that God lives within you and it is your faith that has to be tested to see if it remains true and faithful to God. 1 Peter 1, 7 "These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honour on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world."

    And finally, remember, there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God except our own selves through our continual sinning. So don't allow the individuals mentioned above to draw you into sin and succeed in cutting you off from the love of God. But instead endure your persecutions through your faith in Jesus Christ and continue to fight the good fight. Conquer evil with good and you will defeat all the enemies of Christ. I hope this strengthens your faith and comforts you and may God bless you with his love and peace and keep you safe from evil and the Evil One until he comes again.

  3. If Ravi's answer brings total biblical clarity to the issue raised by atheists and/or homosexuals seeking truth, then he's done his job well. If his answer doesn't bring clarity to the ordinary person, then he hasn't! I understand his explanation perfectly well, but I doubt Paul or the other apostles would've given such a complex and nuanced answer. Intelligence is often the ability to simplify complex propositions. I'm not convinced Ravi has been able to achieve this, on this particular occasion. Someone like Greg Koukl can.

  4. The church plays with words,,its a crumbling castle that is faling and they cant answer directly,,if they do then they curse them self because the church today have both woman preasts and gay preasts,, so they cant condem it even if the bible condemns homosexuallity as a BIG sin,, so what to do ?? play with words so the money stands in the church so they wont loose followers…
    its really easy,,why ask that question when you clearly can open the bible and read it,,but bevare there are over 130 or more different bibles so i would suggest you to even read the torah because the god of christianity was preaching the law given to moses..
    in the bible it states

    Women has no right to teach.
    women has no right to speak over a man
    women has no right to speak in the church
    Homosexuallity is a sin and those engaged in it should be stoned to death or hanged.

  5. A lot of male believers don’t want to grasp our lord as being his bride 👰 because of te historic command in Lev18… tht May be why generally a generation of women r more intimate with our father, our lord&councillor than men tho we express it to our wives in spirit but not to our God cos of intimacy nature. I heard a couple of single woman state God is my husband even tho…..never heard a man make tht call yet!🤔who loves frm head to heart tho love is te greatest no man&all man, dads saying nothing il separate me frm my image or likeness in ‘’Cj”our redemption

  6. personally, i feel it is important to understand that GOD's way is not our way. on the other hand, jesus states that he is the way, the truth and the life. god' s love is his world, his first creation. jesus, on the other hand loves his church so much that he says the gates of hell will not prevail against it. so which way do you and i have in common? when it comes to us we should have a love also like the world and god and the church and christ. as for man, his would be his wife, as for her it would be her husband. the couples are different for all, god, jesus and man, but, the love is the same. the love is the common thread of god, christ and man. the union is the thread that is love in any case, love. any other way leads to destruction. we are united this WAY. after this, the ten commandments serve as a kind of guide in how we relate to others of the world and the church.

  7. So, I concluded God is against homosexuality but He loves everyone. So, as Christians we must just love, and not judge.

  8. This man is one of a kind. His speeches are just beyond mere religiosity. This guy is pacted with God's wisdom.

  9. The homosexuals want an exemption that straight people don't get. Homosexuals want their behavior normalized…do they want adulterers behavior normalized? Do they want pedophilia normalized? Does anything go? And what is the purpose of the Bible in setting the moral environment of a nation? If you place your wants above the Bible, and base all your decisions on keeping yourself free to do whatever you want, then you are a secularist. I am not…my sins are sins…they are not ok, because they are mine.

  10. Boy there must be a full moon upon this video… The haters are out in force here and multiplying like rabbits… Ravi must be in a bomber right over the the target releasing tons of bombs to be receiving sooo much flak for his words..

  11. Sólo ten paciencia y recuerda la persecución de Jesús así que estoy persecución por que sólo pido UNIO en la iglesias de de Jesucristo de los Santos de los últimos días

  12. what if your wife is toxic to everything you do? What if your live a life that you feel in the core of your soul is wrong? whatever

  13. In the Bible God/Jesus won't let gays into "heaven", so they are sent to brutal torture in the "lake of fire"…..can we be more loving, more accepting, more kind than God/Jesus is?

  14. I wished the court system, the movements of same sex marriage watch this video!!!! I wished the Fake news take this very video and play it daily and nightly every single day as they are doing against Trump, and the public.

  15. LGBT has never harm anyone or started a war with it. So leave them alone. Christians set very bad example of this by discriminating the LGBT. Mind your own fucking business. Keep your Jesus with you. There is no love to share from Jesus if you mother fucker discriminates others. Shame on you Christians.

  16. What a bunch of aszholes. What business is it of yours if someone is gay? I am hopelessly heterosexual and that creates a list of problems. If someone is gay there is a different list of problems and neither straight or gay is the business of wacko Christian cultists. Go drink your blood every Sunday and leave everyone else alone. Freaks

  17. In Islamic countries the leaders don’t dictate the everyday life of the masses their actions are dicted by the rules set in place by god…United States and western countries have a small group of leaders who control the masses hence laws taxes etc

  18. Hi to all of you here, I have a question, I am homosexual/gay in heart and I am not into cross-dressing, and in my perspective it is okay being like this only if you will not engage in same sex relationship, is it okay if I am homosexual?Even though in my siguation.

  19. God bless you sir 💕 Such an elaboration with perfection. May God shines the beauty of his Holy Words to everyone ❤

  20. carole beth; God did make some people gay, sorry….being a thief or a liar are choices we can make, if u were a bit more educated u would have known this

  21. O. K, re actions and conduct toward others, sas long as one remembers: this nation founded by Bible believing leaders, and based on the principles of Gods words. Also, homosex is an abomination in both New and Old Testament; and should not be encouraged o r celebrated.

  22. So sad that a man so seductive and poetic in his language let’s himself down so miserably with a false narrative that suits his prejudice what a disappointment 7:16

  23. I'm a gay man and I live in Spain. My boyfriend says we're going to hell, but I tell him we're going to the Supermarket

  24. If we follow Jesus, we are commanded to Love our neighbor as ourselves, regardless of our theology, disagreements, or our opinions. We, as people are limited and flawed. Best to focus on our own limitations, and leave our perceptions of another’s flaws for when the “beam is removed from our own eye”.

  25. All bibaliedizadiationisms it’s all Satan act and its total accurse against the Lord our God’ not here to support any forms or shapes of homosexualityisms: the Lord’ significant straight forth set forth His wrathfulness against every gay men or gay woman’s lifestyles abomination.

    Yahweh the most high God the higher power whom’ set His plans against all of them and their’ nastiest and’ dirtiest accurse lifestyles, all are on their way straightening to the Pit of Hell to be with Satan and his false angels.

    Hell was not prepared for Man: but it was surely prepared for Satan his angels. The word of the Lord said He will poor out His wrathfulness in the last day, upon all those formatted themselves’ against His way of Righteousness, O Praise the Lord our God of Israel and of our Faithful father Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: the Apostle and Prophets, Teacher, and Pastors, it’s time for you: Let Us stop bring afraid of these savage BEASTS, their all demands, for the Lord our God’ total against them.

    Thus saith the Lord, what saith the Lord: the most high God of Israel range forth faithfulliesticable Married, it is between a Male and Female, {“it is accursed against two men marry their accursed each other, such as its accursed against two women marry each other, saith the Lord our God’ against them and will poor His enervation against these accurse generation of vipers, and their sins’ sinful nation made themselves’ the horringdom damnation and’ accurse abomination against the Lord our God, where their shall found themselves’ will not have any peace amongst themselves’ in HELL, an its forever peacefulness: but, their’ll be tormented in HELL forever!!.”}

  26. why is it only the sin of homosexuality that people are so sensitive about? if i were on here being apologetic about child molesters, rapists, thieves and murderers i would get blasted. but yet you people say its all sin, we're all sinners and so on. but as soon as someone starts shaming, condeming and rebuking the disgusting filthy practice of these homo's, everybody starts bringing up "love" aww we gotta be kind, we gotta love everybody and so on and so forth. i garentee "christians" would not be so "loving" if the subject was about a pedophile or this lunatic that just gunned down all these people here recently. but sin is sin right? and on the other hand, love is exactly what true believers project when they warn, rebuke and shame these demon possessed homosexuals about their death-style choice, otherwise we're not helping them at all. if people would have shamed and shunned it from the get go, we wouldnt even be dealing with this issue. and we would'nt have never had the highest court in the land granting them the right to marry. this is the peoples fault.

  27. “Race and ethnicity is sacred and that’s why we don’t discriminate based on it. We consider heterosexuality sacred and that’s why we discriminate based upon it”
    What? He’s praised as a master of thought but a lot of his arguments are circular or nonsensical, often one-sided, beating down some strange misrepresented straw man of the opposing side?

  28. Hey, What do Jeffery Epstein, Bill Cosby and King Solomon have in common? They all wrote a book! 1 Kings 11:3

  29. Truth is most do not know what love means nor what it requires why they twist it to suit their own devices forgetting that attached to the choice is a consequence for that determined action or orientation that will cause them to be a slave to its mastery. But does Ravi's view of love means to tolerate and be silent about God's view of the issue? God hates the sin (act) not the sinner and yes, we should love them as he commands us. This love we should demonstrate is not an imposition but is meant to lead them back on the right path where they have diverted from. Open rebuke is better than secret love (Proverbs 27:5) So those who choose to live in sin should know that they how they are living is not morally right as God deems it and only a Christian who is not living in sin has the authority to judge righteously as the scriptures reveal. This is love in action because love righteously corrects not wanting anyone to stumble. Conviction comes when the moral truth of God you have ignored is brought to your attention through the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus not from any other means. Repentance comes from hearing the testimony of Jesus which is meant to convict a person to turn from their foolish ways, acknowledging Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

  30. Why is it that the word "homosexual" first appeared in the bible in 1983? There was an investigative report publish in May and the researchers went all the way back to the 1400s and found no mention of the word. Interpretation means everything and given the date, is strikes me as a bit suspicious. What else may have been misinterpreted based on the bias of those interpreting the text.

  31. the sad thing is he gives the impression that people who are living a sinful lifestyle are totally unaware and if they die in sin because he led them to believe its ok eternal life separated  from Christ, where is the love in that, if you are uncomfortable with telling the truth because its unpopular or you dont want a label step away and let a braver man take your place ,it is far worse to be lukewarm , we are called to love all pray for all but we are not called to deceive with words that sound like wisdom but are foolish to the wise and wise to the foolish, i believe this man is humble and a gentle person ,but the things we are faced with today calls for straight talk, , not bashing or name calling you can be honest without being hateful,

  32. Powerful! What would be a difficult question to answer for many Christian leaders today, Dr. Ravi answered this question with Biblical truth, love, intellect, and cultural relevance!

  33. Its crazy when you here the united church and other so called Christians say its ok to be gay and married. deranged reprobates that twist God words and change his ideas and ways. Inst funny how the people that agree that its ok that God says its ok to being gay are usually gay people saying arguing that. When you are sinning you want things to change to fit your sin.

  34. Ravi, to my knowledge, is not a psychologist. Having appeared with Joyce Meyer, I am not even sure he is even a Christian.

  35. Why u speak about islam when u have no knowledge about it 😒😒

    Just to let u know , there is no single muslim who he did not read the fully quran .

    I challenge any christian here who he read the whole pible .

    Open challenge . although i have asked many pastord , did u read the whole pible !?? The shocking answere , all of them answered No .

  36. The fact that the trinity is preached as a doctrine of Christ makes of this man a false confused preacher. His religion is just as bad as the ones he mentioned. The trinity censors Christ as the only begotten. It also makes of the God Almighty a liar. How can he have a Son his age? Nonsense my people, pure nonsense.

  37. The question of homosexuality amounts to a masculine point which is not political or religious but is simple women by having a vigina are physically made to get fucked a male was not created to get fucked now the question is what area did God create to be the area where a woman was to get fucked reality shows that area to be the vigina a real man don't want to get fucked

  38. Question about his point on homosexuality vs race. If both are sacred, both are not a choice, then why do Christians see race as a gift but homosexuality as not a gift? He created a correlation between the two but i didnt understand his explanation on why race was a gift and homosexuality is sinful?

  39. 11 minutes to say love the sinner not the sin . Pretty simple Christian's do not hate anybody just what they do if it's a sin according to god.

  40. Ravi is so well spoken. It is terrifying how Atheists tend to assume that Christians are homophobic. Thank you sir, for your work. God bless you and everyone who informs people how wrong this terrible stereotype is.

  41. I’m not sure whether the Pastor didn’t understand the question or he was actually making up his mind to answer the very simple and direct question. The asker didn’t asked about what type of culture we are and never mentioned that one should agree to another if the view are different. The person asked about what CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE views about HOMOSEXUALITY. Thats was all about.

    Nothing is related to maxisme, Islam, Saudi, heteronomous etc. and fyi in muslim culture, the top did not create the law to dictate the masses. Instead the Law is already there given by God in His book..the top are responsible to makesure the law is functioning and abide by all regardless they are at the top or at the bottom to uphold the justice.

    This pastor have been misled people with his complicated answer purposely to confuse the people.

  42. He’s saying as Christians we must love each other even our enemies I don’t hate homosexuals but it’s clear as day homosexuality IS A SIN. Just like murder IS A SIN or adultery IS A SIN. ANYONE teaching or saying that homosexuality is NOT a sin and that it’s ok is teaching FALSE DOCTRINE and is leading you astray.💯

  43. There is no such thing as THE Christian view on anything. There are only people calling themselves 'Christians' giving their opinions. And there are as many opinions as there are Christians.

  44. Hey all. So Ravi always says something along the lines of, “whenever I come to one of these there’s 20 or so questions I always hear”. Does he have a book specifically detailing these 20 main questions? Currently I am reading his logic of God book… and am wondering if he has a PDF or book out there answering these questions?

  45. this guy never ever had any real debate with dawkins, hitchens and sam harris. pls. anyone had one link to share is appreciated

  46. Godbless this ministry and brother Ravi for breaking down the plans and scheme of the emeny God created him for this reason and all season The word of God must stand we must love each other but stand up for God's world view

  47. I dont know where I been but this is the first time I've ever seen this man and I'm blown away. Like had to stop and digest him in peices.. hes amazing. I feel 10 times smarter as a person by listening to him.

  48. I am an atheist. I define atheism as the practice of suspending the acknowledgement of the existence of gods until sufficient evidence can be presented. My position is that I have no good reason to acknowledge the existence of gods.

    And here is the evidence which supports my position.

    1. I personally have not observed a god.
    2. I have have never heard a first person account in which that person has observed a god.
    3. I have found no accounts of persons that have observed a god that can be verified for authenticity, accuracy, or validity.
    4. I have have never been presented a valid logical argument which employed rationally sound premises that lead to a conclusion that gods exist.
    5. All of the 46 logical arguments I have encountered all have been demonstrated to have multiple fallacious or unsubstantiated premises.
    6. I have never observed a phenomenon in which the exist of gods was an neccesary antecedent for the known or probable explanation of the causation of that phenomenon.
    7. There have been thousands of proposed and generally accepted explanations for observable phenomena that were based on the agency of a god(s), that were later and subsequently explained by more rational and substantiated evidence that excluded the agency of a god(s).
    8. I have never experienced the presence of gods through intercession of angels, answer to a petition, any truth by revelation, fulfillment of prophecy, the miraculous act of divinity, or an observation of any supernatural event.
    9. Every phenomena that I have ever observed has emerged from neccesary and sufficient antecedents over time without exception. In other words, I have never seen any phenomenon (entity, process, object, event, process, substance or being) that was created instantly by the solitary volition of a single deity.

    ALL of these facts lead me to the only rational conclusion that concurs with the realities I have been presented – and that is the fact that there is no good reason for me to acknowledge the existence of gods.

  49. God’s words should be vanilla plain and should be easily understood at all level of intellectual explained in a simple word n logic. otherwise, it is clearly a false teachings.

  50. Goodness comes from the heart Not religions. People with good hearts dont fear hell. Gods are tools created by ancient men that lacked understanding of our world. Bible is half history half fantasy all mixed up. I feel sorry for all the first born Egyptians massacred by god just to punish pharaoh. Adam n eves children slept w each other to produce more children.. their grand children also slept with each other to multiply.

  51. Here’s a simple answer:

    1 Corinthians 6:9

    It is only by the finished work of Christ that we are made acceptable in Gods sight. What a loving and merciful Lord we have for those who are believers in Christ. Praise Him! May we have a thirst for Him and a hatred for sin like King David said in Psalm 97:10 “You who love the Lord, hate evil!”

  52. Religion is a waste of time and it is for unintelligent people so if it works for you ..great but keep it to yourself leave the smart ones alone.

  53. GOD has determined marriage as a covenant ,between one man and one woman, but not all people submit to GOD, JESUS spoke of the parable of the tare and wheat,we are either pro GOD or anti GOD there is no neutral position .we can make GOD our friend or we can make him our enemy ,we can have eternal life with CHRIST, or eternal hell with satan in the lake of fire Revelation 20:10,15

  54. Heterosexuality and homosexuality it doesn't matter what you choose. I don't follow rules from a book that could have been written by men. In my book, as long as you're happy that is all that counts. People as human beings should be allowed to pick and not be prosecuted for their decisions. Live and let others live and worry about your own business.

  55. It is not clear just what Ravi Zacharias means when he says that race and ethnicity are sacred and must never be violated. If they are sacred gifts, as he states, then they must be gifts from the only sacred source, namely God. This presupposes that a god exists, which is another topic altogether, but I do not readily accept the assumption. That aside, it is also unclear whether he equates race/ethnicity with culture. If he does equate them, then I am prepared to stop him at this point in his discourse and state that I would not hesitate to violate the ethnic culture that calls for the death of those who oppose their religion. Killing animals for sport is a part of some cultures, and that practice should also be challenged for the abomination that it is, regardless of Zacharias' admonition that we must never violate another person's ethnicity. No abominable acts or customs can be excused simply because they are a part of a different culture.

  56. I guess,. I suppose, I pray, my mind will be much much more capable of grasping and conveying what Ravi said, although it's very true, this side of Heaven, my mind just won't be able to make it all fit, I will have to Trust Christ for His Grace to keep me centered on my own path and just glean from minds of people like Ravi!!

  57. I love the true God, I praise Jesus and that he is my Savior, and I glorify my God through the Holy Spirit in Jesus name.

  58. I never actually saw what Ravi Zacharias looks like until now, I used to get his voice confused with Alistair Begg a bit

  59. Christ Community Chapel…Great job for a difficult subject, and cristianity is never ending learning Faith. Here is another take of Jesus explaining on what happens on His own comprising time and delivering the miracle of miracles for all time:
    https://www.michaeljournal.org/articles/roman-catholic-church/item/the-holy-mass , where not only saints and angels join together but heaven and earth as well. May God Bless you and keep up the good work.

  60. Pastor Bryan you are actually a troll denying gods Word, homosexuality is a sin acording to gods Word and will not enherit the kingdom of god. You keep msg back stupid answers like a blind fool. You are a troll and waste of time.

  61. There is not a single Greek word or phrase in the entire New Testament that should be translated into English as “homosexual” or “homosexuality.” In fact, the very notion of “homosexuality”—like that of “heterosexuality,” “bisexuality,” and even “sexual orientation”—is essentially a modern concept that would simply have been unintelligible to the New Testament writers. The word “homosexuality” came into use only in the latter part of the nineteenth century, and, as New Testament scholar Victor Paul Furnish notes, it and related terms “presume an understanding of human sexuality that was possible only with the advent of modern psychological and sociological analysis.” 

    In other words, the ancient writers were operating without the vaguest conception of what we have learned to call ‘sexual orientation.'

    Finally, there is nothing in the New Testament that tells us directly whether homosexuality per se is a good thing or a bad thing or simply a fact of life.

  62. Every single book and writing of gays in christianity says it is an "abomination" absolutely nothing more. They also say these are abominations….
    Eating meat on sunday, wearing 2 different color clothing, being buried with jewelry, dying with wealth, and cutting your hair…..
    So stop misreading Gods word, that is man's word….

  63. Its your judgement that homosexuality is a sin, two people in love is not a sin, God never said any such thing..  Where in the Bible does it say, two of the same sex in a loving and committed relationship are sinning?

    This is all gender based, male / female. What do you do with people born both sexes, intersex (AIS)? They were created by God, yet at birth, with your concept of the Bible, sin for the rest of their lives, no matter what they do. We know God does not create sin. This along proves your take on Cor, Rom, Tim is incorrect – homosexuality is not a sin.

  64. Ravi Zacharias answers promotes himself. Jesus never used his smartness or what he thinks to answer Satan’s or Pharisees’s . Jesus is our greatest apologist not RAVI . I follow Jesus and answer only from THE WORD! Ravi’s Time is over!!!

  65. So this is where the hordes of ignorant plebs come to die. Good luck with all that life after death and heaven thing. Oh don’t forget to give this guy all your money on the way out, you know its the right thing to do.

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