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This video contains excerpts of several different speaking engagements.
Ravi states that truth does exist. Stemming from this he states that one must find a way to bridge their thoughts between the head and the heart. If one were to question the truth of the Bible, Ravi claims the Bible with it’s 66 books from 40 different author, over 1500 years, if this book had several different assertions which had been false and a systemic contradiction had been found- it would give one a reason to not trust this book. A prophetic schema exists in the Bible, through the 1500 years, all the way to the person of Christ. Examples include the book of Daniel, where centuries before Alexander the Great’s empire is divided. The book of Zachariah writes of the crucifixion of Christ. The book of Isaiah describes how Christ would suffer. These examples provide evidence for the supernatural. Combining the miraculous element with the historic element, there is an authenticity displayed in the scriptures. All of it points to “one perfect person- the person of Jesus Christ.”
Ravi challenges another’s claim that evil doesn’t not exist. On an international flight, he sat next to a woman who helps abused children in a place called “Snake Alley.” The woman helped rescue an 18-month old baby girl from sexual abuse. How could an act like this not be evil? If God does not exist, how can we make moral pronouncements of any kind? Ravi asks the audience, “is this the working of one’s DNA or a display of the human heart?”
Ravi explains rationale for the existence of God. 1) The physical universe cannot explain itself. 2) There is evidence of an intelligent creator in the physical universe. 3) In the human experience and throughout history a moral reality is realized. Combining these explanations with the questions of origin, morality, meaning and destiny it becomes apparent that only God is big enough to answer it!
Religion attempts to answer the questions of origin, meaning, morality and destiny. In looking at these questions Zacharias challenges the audience to examine not “what was said, but who said it.” Jesus Christ is the only one who can answer these questions with truthful coherence. According to Zacharias even his strongest opponents would agree that “no one led a life so pure.” What makes Jesus different? Key elements include: his virgin birth, his death on the cross, and ultimately rising from the dead.