Best-selling author and renowned Christian speaker Ravi Zacharias hopes his presentation in Lexington will help those in attendance to understand the questions and answers surrounding life’s big questions.
During a recent phone interview, Zacharias said the “questions” focus on origin, meaning, morality and destiny.
His presentation is sponsored in part by the Christian Student Fellowship and will be Feb. 24 at Memorial Coliseum. It is free.
Zacharias is in his 44th year of preaching. He is the founder and chairman of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, which has offices in 14 countries.
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The organization’s mission is “to reach and challenge those who shape the ideas of a culture with the credibility of the gospel of Jesus Christ,” he said.
It does not, however, limit itself to preaching the gospel. It also works to show it in practice through humanitarian deeds.
Zacharias, who won the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s Gold Medallion of Excellence Christian Book Award for Can Man Live Without God?, said that he felt the need to further spread the ideals behind Christian apologetics in a practical manner.
“Christian apologetics is the defense or justification of Christianity’s truth claims,” Zacharias explained. Apologetics allow people to look at religion with an open mind, he said.
“Apologetics does not dominate our message; it undergirds our message. Argument doesn’t save people, but it certainly clears the obstacles so they can take a direct look at the cross,” he said, adding that he likes to involve the crowd in discussion through an open forum.
One’s view of the world is directly related to ways in which we each answer questions pertaining to origin, meaning, morality and destiny, Zacharias said.
The Zacharias Institute is still growing and adapting, he said. Its new headquarters is set to open in Atlanta in 2017, and will have access to more advanced technology and an extensive library to further help spread its message internationally.
Zacharias said he hopes the facility will enable the message of Christian apologetics to be seen through example and not just heard.