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Old 05-20-2020, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default Ravi Zacharias 1946-2020

“He saw the objections and questions of others not as something to be rebuffed, but as a cry of the heart that had to be answered. People weren’t logical problems waiting to be solved; they were people who needed the person of Christ.”

In the LC we were trained, conditioned, and programmed: don't object, don't question. It was so refreshing, after coming out of the LC, to see a man who'd stand in front of a largely skeptical and even occasionally hostile audience, listen to their objections and questions and challenges, and show them respect in his answer. He met people where they were.

In the LC, I'd see talks by a man which would contradict earlier talks, or contradict stated positions, or be at variance with NT patterns. I've outlined some of them before, so I won't enumerate here. But these questionable assertions were put forth in front of thousands, and not one question would come up from the audience.

I'm very thankful for Ravi Zacharias' journey. He showed me that it's okay to try to think for oneself. God won't strike me dead for attempting the feat. Witness Lee taught us that thinking would only produce confusion.

Ravi Zacharias, rest in peace. Journey over. Witness Lee, thank you for showing me a path that I don't want to go down. May you also find peace from your journey. And may everyone be encouraged to think for themselves, to own every one of their thoughts, and to question all the sources of even their most prized beliefs.
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