Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias passed away on Tuesday at the age of 74. It was two months ago that he revealed that he was battling cancer.
His daughter, Sarah Davis, announced the sad news in a post on his ministry page, RZIM.org.
“It was his Savior, Jesus Christ, that my dad always wanted most to talk about. Even in his final days, until he lacked the energy and breath to speak, he turned every conversation to Jesus and what the Lord had done. He perpetually marveled that God took a seventeen-year-old skeptic, defeated in hopelessness and unbelief, and called him into a life of glorious hope and belief in the truth of Scripture—a message he would carry across the globe for 48 years.”
In a press release by RZIM, details of the upcoming memorial were shared. Tributes would be shared by Tim Tebow, Jim Cymbala, Pastor of the Brooklyn Tabernacle, and Pastor Louie Giglio. Matt Redman and Lecrae will perform.
“WHAT: Livestream Memorial Service for Ravi Zacharias
WHEN: Friday, May 29 at 11 a.m. ET
(Following the initial livestream, the video will be available for replay in perpetuity.)
WHO: The memorial message will be given by Louie Giglio. Other program participants include family, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries leaders, musicians and friends who have been part of the global network of RZIM.
Instead of flowers, the family asks that if you would like, to continue supporting Ravi’s ministry financially.
Friends, as you may or may not know, I am currently a student of Christian Apologetics at Biola University.
Ravi and his ministry have strongly influenced many in my field of study, and because of his diligence to God, he and his work have impacted the mind of seekers, thinkers, and budding apologists all over the world.
I encourage all of you reading this to continue to follow the Lord if you are, and if you’re not, but have questions, please find Ravi’s videos on Youtube to help you out.
There’s nothing wrong with questions. We all have them. But it’s our job to do the appropriate investigative work to find the truth.
And the truth…it’ll set us free.