Ravi Zacharias - Masihi Sandesh Christian Messages
Masihi Sandesh - Christian Messages
Ravi Zacharias was Born in Madras, India, in 1946, he survived
a suicide attempt as a 17 year-old university student. 'It was a very considered
decision at that time - not the result of a trauma or depression. It was just
the fact that life lacked meaning,' he said. From his hospital bed in New Delhi,
he remembers vowing: 'I will leave no stone unturned in my pursuit of truth.'
It was then he became a Christian.
He immigrated with his family to Canada in 1966, earning his
undergraduate degree from Ontario Bible College in 1972 (now Tyndale University
College & Seminary) and his M. Div. from Trinity International University.
In May 1972 Zacharias married Margaret ("Margie")
Reynolds, whom he met at his church's youth group. They have three grown children,
Sarah, Naomi and Nathan.
For 35 years Ravi Zacharias has spoken all over the world
and in numerous universities, notably Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford University.
He has addressed writers of the peace accord in South Africa, the president's
cabinet and parliament in Peru, and military officers at the Lenin Military
Academy and the Center for Geopolitical Strategy in Moscow. At the invitation
of the President of Nigeria, he addressed delegates at the First Annual Prayer
Breakfast for African Leaders held in Mozambique.
Dr. Zacharias has direct contact with key leaders, senators,
congressmen, and governors who consult him on an ongoing basis. He has addressed
the Florida Legislature and the Governors Prayer Breakfast in Texas, and
has twice spoken at the Annual Prayer Breakfast at the United Nations in New
York, which marks the beginning of the UN General Assembly each year. As the
2008 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, he gave addresses at the
White House, the Pentagon, and The Cannon House.
Ravi Zacharias says, "The most pressing question of our
time is whether man can live without God." First, we need more than anything
else today to return to the authority, the nobility, and the depth of the Scriptures.
The Word of God is powerful, like a lion let out of the cage, as Calvin said.
We have forgotten that. We have sort of watered it down, or dressed it up to
look more like a pop theory for our times. But it will not work. As someone
has said, if you are married to the spirit of the age, you will be left in divorce
in the next generation.
His advise for fellow workers in the ministry is: First, maintain
your devotional life. Nothing else can take its place. Nothing in your life
will become meaningfully significant before God if you neglect it. It's the
hardest discipline, but if that dies, the ministry is dying. Second,
pray. If you are a praying Christian, your faith will carry you. If you are
not praying, you will have to carry your faith - and it will exhaust you.
It is in the season of prayer that God makes you into his dream.