Ravi Zacharias Warns About Consequences of Society’s Struggle With Gender Identity

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Apologist Ravi Zacharias speaks at Wilberforce Weekend 2017 hosted by the Colson Center at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland on May 19, 2017.

Christian apologist and award-winning author Ravi Zacharias warned Friday night about the consequences of society’s struggle with gender identity and stressed that the “problem is huge in its cultural upheaval.”

Zacharias, the Indian-born Canadian-American founder of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and author of numerous books, issued remarks at the Wilberforce Weekend 2017 conference hosted by the Colson Center at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center just a few miles outside of Washington, D.C.

Considering that the purpose of the annual gathering was to “equip Christians in Christian worldview and cultural renewal,” Zacharias issued a warning about the current state of today’s society, saying that an “earthquake is taking place” because of the “social ramifications” of man altering God-created definitions.

“One of the most memorable first lines in all of English literature comes from A Tale of Two Cities — ‘It was the best of times and it was the worst of times,'” Zacharias quoted. “If [Charles] Dickens could say that writing at that time in the late 1700s about all that happened then, I wonder whether he would have not have thought it was even more appropriate in our time, with all that we have access to in technology and the capacity of destruction piling up.”

“On the one hand, we have people threatening nuclear war,” he said. “On the other hand, we have people who have tried to demolish every sacred value that has been held for so long.”

Zacharias continued by stating that there are “no definitions left anymore” for concepts like life, marriage and sexuality.

“I think it was [G.K.] Chesterton who once said that there is only one angle at which you can stand straight and many, many angles at which you can fall and that the the tragedy of disbelieving in God is not that a person ends up believing in nothing. Alas, it is much worse. A person may end up believing in anything,” he said. “I say the following statement very carefully and I don’t mean it in a mocking sense of those who do struggle with this issue because I know people who do. We talk to them. We engage them. And I am talking about those who struggle today with what we call gender identity.”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Samuel Smith