Well-known author, evangelist, and Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias died Monday morning at his home in Atlanta, following a brief battle with bone cancer. He was 74.
Zacharias was a 17-year-old skeptic – an unbeliever, recovering from a suicide attempt – when he heard the words of Jesus in John 14:19: “Because I live, you also will live.”
The truth of scripture gave Zacharias hope and he gave his life to Christ, promising to leave no stone unturned in his pursuit of truth.
The declaration of Christ in John 14 – “I am the way, the truth and the life” – became the cornerstone of Zacharias’s ultimate mission as a Christian apologist and evangelist: to present and defend the truth of Jesus Christ that others may find life in him.
Across the decades, Ravi ministered on a global scale and even shared the truth of Jesus several times on The 700 Club. “How wonderful to know that when the Holy Spirit speaks to you and to me He enables you to understand yourself, to die to that self because of the cross and brings the real you to birth when you’re crucified with Christ, nevertheless you live, not you, but Christ lives in you,” he explained. “I think that’s so unique that one cannot escape the ramifications.” Continue story Here