Ravi Zacharias: What Is the Greatest Lie Facing Today’s Culture?

Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias Answers: What Is the Greatest Lie Facing Today’s Culture?.

By Jeff Schapiro for Christianpost.com

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“The consequences of the post-modern understanding of truth, said Zacharias, include the removal of God from the public square and the erosion of morality.”

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Prager criticized the idea that society can be ethical without God by referring to such a view as “cut-flower ethics.” A flower may look vibrant and alive for a while after it is cut from its soil, he explained, but eventually it will die. In the same way, he said, “Ethics cut from their religious soul wither and die.”

He also said he learned as a boy that he sometimes must take a certain course of action regardless of his mood, though many people today do just the opposite.

“We live in the age of mood, the age of feelings,” said Prager. “There are no directives. There is no commander. There are no commandments. How do you feel about it? That’s all that determines how one acts.”

When asked what he thought the greatest lie facing today’s culture was, Zacharias said it is the belief that pleasure alone can bring a person happiness.

“So pleasure without God, without the sacred boundaries, will actually leave you emptier than before,” he said. “And this is biblical truth, this is experiential truth. The loneliest people in the world are amongst the wealthiest and most famous who found no boundaries within which to live. That is a fact I’ve seen again and again.”

In addition to the importance of knowing the truth, Zacharias says the way a person presents the truth to others is also vital. He recently spoke at Dartmouth College, he said, where he was approached after his talk by a young woman who said she was a skeptic. She told him she was seriously considering what he had said, however, due to the manner in which he answered the audience’s questions.

“Truth that is not undergirded by love makes the truth obnoxious and the possessor of it repulsive,” said Zacharias.


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About R. Lin

依靠主8年。感謝主給我們好老師和好教材,欲將在北美聽到的講道以及課文翻譯成中文與更多朋友分享。提姆凱勒有一句極有趣的話:文是為福音所造。"The ultimate purpose of language is the Gospel." - Tim Keller 福音美兮,願我在這裡的拙文能同大家享受也分享上帝的福音。 現職建築工程業界,禱告順服給上帝使用。 C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow (Chicago Chapter) 魯益師研究院 同仁 Registered Translator in British Columbia (Chinese to English); Translator and interpreter of English to Chinese literature Enthusiast of Christian apologetics, art, culture, history, literature, religion, science, philosophy, design, music, and thoughtful living.
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