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Short Take #2: The Greatest Offense

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March 1, 2021 7:19 am

Short Take #2: The Greatest Offense

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March 1, 2021 7:19 am

Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on Ravi Zacharias: The Man Who Answered Life’s Deepest Questions Leaves Us Wondering About the Biggest One (Part 2 of 2).

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Here is another short take Christian worldview with David, so what can one say to all that and there's more. There's much more that didn't even Robbie Zacharias, the famed Christian apologist wasn't unrepentant adulterer and deceiver in thought and deed, and now I know that's hard to sink into really comprehend the process if you're like me, and heard him on the radio and heard him speak anew about his books and so forth. But there's no other conclusion that can be made then that she harmed these women's lives. I know some of it may have been consensual but some was clearly coercive and some was potentially criminal as well. He harmed their lives. He harmed obviously his wife. You can imagine what she must be going through their children, his ministry, of course, is in complete shambles likely going to be disbanded, probably in some ways.

Who knows what's going to happen there and Christians themselves. People who followed Ravi Zacharias learn from him obviously are completely probably many of them just disillusioned about who is this man that I was following. He was living a double life a secret life. He shamed and disqualified himself, but the greatest offense above all these things of whom he harmed more than even than the women in his own wife and family in the ministry and Christians who listen to him. The greatest offense at any of us can do is to bring shame to the name of Jesus Christ or to God himself.

You recall what the prophet Nathan said to King David when he confronted him after his adultery of what with the Bathsheba and the murder of Bathsheba's husband Uriah. He said this line which should be emblazoned across her mind. You weren't tempted to sin.

He said to David, you have given occasion to the enemies of the Lord, to blaspheme vets from second Samuel chapter 12 and it's absolutely the case when we sin we give occasion to nonbelievers of the enemies of the cross, to blaspheme the name of Christ. Nothing is more serious than that. So one question that Amelia comes to mind is how could this happen of someone who is so prominent someone who is studying the word of God and speaking about Christianity by day and then by night he's sending or acting in abject rebellion and then the cover up after is the deceiving and the rationalizing about how how can that be know the answer to that is comes directly from Jeremiah 17 nine the heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick.

Who can understand it and I heard someone say one time. The human mind can rationalize any sin and that's absolutely the truth and so you look at this you realize how wicked and how sinful our human hearts can be in our there's been so many examples of these kinds of things in the past. So maybe we shouldn't be too surprised when it happens but I think we always are to a certain standpoint, especially ones from a highly respected Christian leader. Think about the president of the national Association of Evangelicals. Ted Haggard never he had to resign years ago after a sexual scandal or Jerry Falwell Junior, the president of Liberty University resigned or was let go. I think it was a not too long ago, after some sexual impropriety from him or his wife or something.

They are Carl Lentz, the pastor of Hill song in New Yorker recently was was let go after committing adultery. Another one that you may have not heard of a man art as early as I remember he was a speaker at the shepherd's conference that I attend most every year and I'd heard him speak that year and he's an excellent preacher, both in a few months after the conference else and it came out that he was involved in a adulterous relationship manager to shock now there'll be more in the future.

This is going to be the last.

Ravi Zacharias is 90 last name on the list, but the question goes back to how can a respected Christian leader be studying the word preaching about the faith publicly and then be hypocritically living in denial of it privately. I think that that's the hard thing to understand the sexual drive is one of the most powerful human desires. God gives us the sexual drive to be used in ways that honor him. Whether it's the intimacy and unity of the marital relationship for procreation having children advancing the continuing that the human race, so sex is a beautiful gift when used as God, and intended to be used, and as he commands it to me this is not a dirty thing but it becomes dirty becomes perverse when it used in a way that God never intended and doesn't command it to me used. This is been a short take Christian worldview with David. We find out more about the Christian worldview resources make a donation, monthly partner or contact us visit the Christian worldview.org you can also call us toll-free 1-888-646-2233. Write to us at Box 401, Excelsior, MN 5531 that's Box 401, Excelsior, MN 551


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