This post first appeared on Kineti and is authored by Judah Gabriel Himango, one of Tabernacle of David’s teachers.
We lost a great luminary today: the great apologist and defender of faith and Judeo-Christian values, Ravi Zacharias, has passed away. ♥
This morning, our beloved founder and apologist @RaviZacharias went home to be with Jesus. RZIM’s CEO, Sarah Davis, shares this reflection on her father: https://t.co/EzMVVamxyx pic.twitter.com/kZ03xNyMCV
— RZIM (@RZIMhq) May 19, 2020
“Ravi perpetually marveled that God took a seventeen-year-old skeptic, defeated in hopelessness and unbelief, and called him into a life of glorious hope and belief in the truth of Scripture—a message he would carry across the globe for 48 years.”
“I remember [conservative Jewish luminary] Dennis Prager’s comment when the two of us we were talking about this, he said, ‘When messiah comes, there will be just one question: have you been here before?'”
He then speaks about how the Tenakh has always been filled with God being the redeemer — appealing to the first of the 10 commandments where God says he brought Israel out of Egypt — and how this central theme of God redeeming humanity plays out its fullness through the coming of Messiah, Jesus.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for a donation to the Ravi Zacharias memorial fund. I just donated, and I hope you will too.