Last night, my wife and I heard Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias speak at one of the local churches in St. Louis. Our own church, Central Presbyterian Church, was the host, but our church sanctuary is too small to accommodate the crowds that would come to hear Zacharias.
And come they did.
We first heard him speak on a radio program some 14 or 15 years ago. We were returning home from a family vacation at Gulf Shores, Alabama, and my wife was trying to find a radio station somewhere in rural Mississippi. She finally found one, and we listened to an incredible program, by a man with a wonderful speaking voice and an intellect to match. We had never heard of him before, but now we have, many times.
Here are a few of the notes I took last night:
“The hostility of atheists to Christianity is nothing more than hate and venom masquerading as intellectual thought.”
“Truth is that which conforms to reality as it really is. Truth, by definition, excludes. Truth is exclusionary.”
“Sin is never rational. Sin is never common-sensical. The human heart is desperately wicked.”
“God still uses us in spite of ourselves.”
I’ll have more on what he said tomorrow.