Thoughts on Ravi Zacharias

  1. Share
7 10

There aren’t too many people who are known simply by their first name. Ravi is one of them. He is gone now, but instead of leaving a legacy of great work, we are left with worse than nothing.

An independent investigation by the law firm, Miller and Martin, through sufficient interviews and examination of cell phone photos and messages, concluded that Ravi engaged in extended sexual misconduct. As Miller and Martin point out, though, we are left with only the prosecution’s case and do not have the opportunity to hear from the defendant. We do not know if there would be deep remorse and repentance from Ravi or rebuttals or open defiance.

It is of no value for us to detail those allegations here, nor is it my intent to heap more condemnation upon a dead man. If the allegations are true, then we are confirmed in our disgust of sin.

My desire, however, is to address us, the Body of Christ, and several things come to mind. Maybe I am mostly speaking to myself here. You are welcome to listen in:

  1. The Scripture is proven right again: “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” (James 3:1) Ravi was a gifted teacher and had a great impact upon many, including kings and princes. But his failure will bring it all to naught. Harper & Collins are pulling his books; radio stations have silenced his broadcasts; his ministry, RZIM, could well end up shutting down. Some people are writing and telling us that they will not use the Truth Project because Ravi is in them. Even though he is in a small fraction of the videos, a few minutes compared to thirteen hours, there are those who will be so disgusted with him that they will reject anything that he was associated with. These are some of the earthly “judgments”. We do not know what awaits him in heaven. We are told in 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 that believers will stand before Christ to have our works tested by fire. The jewels will remain, but the wood, hay and straw will be burned up and such a one will “escape, but as through fire”. I will not be throwing away Ravi’s books, because there is much biblical wisdom there and I hope people don’t reject the Truth Project because the words he says, though relatively few, are spot on. But the Scripture warns us rightly. There are too many who want to be teachers. I have met them. My sense is that they want the significance of being a teacher more than the weighty responsibility of being a teacher. If you are such a one, beware. Not only must your teaching be right and true, but your life must be consistent. Of course, we all sin. But when we do, and we are convicted by the Holy Spirit, we repent and return. If you are walking a life of consistent sin and are unwilling to leave it, then for your sake and the sake of the Body of Christ, stop teaching! Leave the pulpit or the podium!
  2. There is danger here. If we are not careful, we can allow the devil to get a foothold and play havoc with our mind and heart and soul. He is the Accuser and he wants us to become little Accusers along with him, becoming skeptical of every teacher, every pastor, every husband. Is he playing havoc with you? Remember when Jesus told the parable of the sower and the seed? It was the devil that came along and plucked up the good seed. Are you now wanting to pluck up the good seed that was sown by Ravi because his private life disgusts you? You will be in good company. Our culture is tearing down Abraham Lincoln statues because they have found negative things in his life. I adjure you! Do not give in to the Accuser’s wiles! If God were to strip any of us of the Robe of Christ’s Righteousness we would be found oozing with death sores. I say this not to excuse Ravi, but I say this to prevent you from giving in to the snares and schemes of the devil. I want to spare you from the sharp rebuke of our Savior to the self-righteous one who beat his breast and said “God, I’m glad I’m not like that sinner over there!” As Jesus said, if you exalt yourself by putting others down, you will be humbled. In Galatians 6, we read: “Brothers and sisters, even if a person is caught in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual are to restore such a person in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you are not tempted as well.” Ravi is dead, so we cannot restore him in a spirit of gentleness, but we can most certainly look to ourselves so that we are not tempted by the sin of self-righteousness.
  3. This leads us to comment on the danger of elevating man to positions in which they shouldn’t be placed. Jesus told us that the first would be last and the last would be first. We honor the king; we honor our parents; we give honor to our church leaders; but when we elevate people to positions such that we blindly follow them or become needlessly dependent upon them for that which we should be doing for ourselves, then we are in error. The vision we are trying to pass on in the Engagement Project is that God has entrusted the primary work of the Kingdom to the common Christian family. This is why He has graciously preserved and provided His Word to us; He has blessed us each with a rational, thinking mind and mouth; and He has come to dwell within His people, not just the clerics or the Ravi-famed of the world. Have you made yourself dependent upon leaders and teachers such that you don’t engage in your own study of the Word, praying for the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to His teaching, wrestling with Him and engaging in rich dialogue with fellow believers immersed in His Truth? We have seen what happens in the earthly things when man becomes dependent upon the state and he loses his desire to be fruitful. This is not to be for the child of God who has been richly blessed with everything he needs to be a fruitful servant of the Lord.
  4. The Miller & Martin report stated that there were some in Ravi’s organization that raised questions of appearances of impropriety and Ravi “sent them to Siberia” so to speak. This should never happen and should never have been allowed to happen by either the Board or by anyone in Ravi’s organization. There were women who did things they shouldn’t have done because of the high place Ravi held. So, too, there were people in the organization that should not have allowed things to either slip by or be covered up because of the awe of a man. Do you lead an organization in which you demand such loyalty to yourself that others are in fear of being anything but a “yes man” to you? Are you part of an organization like this? Get out if you can’t speak the truth! We are blessed with a heritage of brothers and sisters who gave their lives rather than bend the knee.
  5. The Lord gave us two, yea three commands: Love God, love our neighbors, and love one another. The third is before us now. It is impossible to love one another without being in close fellowship with a small number of people. True love requires it. You can have the Hollywood gush “love” that says “O, I just love you all!” but it means nothing. If we are to carry out our Lord’s command, then we must be in a close enough relationship with fellow believers such that we can “confess our faults” and “admonish one another”. Almost every time we see a person of position fall, we find that they were in isolation in these terms. They did not have people close enough to them who could look them in the eye and say “you are wrong” or “you are in danger” or “you are being stupid!” Do you have that kind of close fellowship? If not, set your mind and will to do so. The Lord has commanded us to this and it is easy for the enemy to pick us off when we are running the race by ourselves. Even wolves and lions know this.
  6. Sin is deceptive. We live in a fallen world that has been turned upside down. The gravity of a fallen world pulls us toward death and decay. It also pulls us toward sin. It is therefore easier to sin than to resist. It is easier to fall than to climb. It is easier to give in and give up than to persevere. If you float in this world you will descend. To follow the Lord means you must fight and you must fight every day. I am frequently reminded of C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia when Peter and Susan and the others would mount up every day on their steeds and ride off to battle, coming home at the end of the day, tired, sweaty, dirty, sore, yet filled with satisfaction having done battle for Right that day. As long as you and I are in this world, we are in a constant battle. I have often used the illustration of picturing yourself in your home at night and hearing someone shaking the front door knob or pounding the windows trying to get in. This is the constant pressure from the world. “Be sober! Be alert!” the Scripture warns, “For your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour!” (1 Peter 5:8) I suppose we ought to hang that on a sign on our bathroom mirror so that we see it every morning. Do not ever think that you can play around with sin. It will consume you and control you. If you think you can play with drugs and not be swallowed up in its addiction, you will be sadly mistaken. Think of sin the same way. If you are merely thinking of the sexual sin of Ravi, then you are foolish. Bitterness can consume you as well; so too worry and anxiety, self-righteousness, hunger for significance, love of money, gossip, video games, pornography, romance novels, victimism and blame, controlling, manipulating, etc. and etc. Treat sin as a flesh-eating virus. Abhor it. Run from it.
  7. Don’t lose sight of the Meta-Narrative of God. We are in a war on earth. Internally, the flesh is at war with the Spirit and the Spirit at war with the flesh trying to keep you from walking rightly. Externally, the world and the enemy are pounding you with enticing words or crushing rhetoric. The enemy wants you to either give up or give in. We live in days where it is easy to think he has won and he will tell you constantly that he has. But he is a liar and the father of lies. Yes, the enemy has taken down a servant of the Lord. But don’t let the enemy now multiply his spoils through this in you. Resist the temptation, on one hand to become a cynic or pessimistic or a skeptic, or on the other hand, to act self-righteous, sniff and hold your nose in the air, beating your breast as if you are better than the one who has fallen. “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. (1 Corinthians 10:12) Learn from this. Keep the faith. Fight the good fight. Be humble. Seek the correction of a brother or sister. If you find yourself in sin, confess, repent and take up the fight again. This is the perseverance of the Saints.

May God grant us grace and mercy in these days.

Community tags

This content has 0 tags that match your profile.


To view comments or leave a comment, login or sign up.

Related Content

When Infants Invade Adult Bodies
On Election Day, at lunchtime, I was at a park in Colorado Springs. On one corner of the park sits one of our big high schools. It was a nice day (normal for the Springs) and the students filled the park, several making out lying on the grass. On the opposite corner stood a young man, conservatively dressed, holding an American flag and a Trump sign. He had a radio on the ground, not very loud, but playing a conservative talk show. I sat at a bench near the young man because I was curious about what I saw happening. As the students walked by, they shouted obscenities at him and Trump. I am not willing to repeat any of it, suffice to say it was as filthy and vile as you can get. Some spit toward him. As it was getting close to the end of their lunch hour, a group gathered in front of him and pummeled him with profanity and obscene gestures. One girl was screaming at him. I suppose even worse was that after they would shout their obscenities, they would then howl in laughter pointing at him as if he were a joke. Of course, in the world of child-like behavior, this is considered the cruelest of all taunts… to make another seem like a worthless outcast… insignificant scum. Although I couldn’t hear what the young man was saying, he remained calm and would sometimes turn and wave at cars that would supportively “beep-beep” as they drove by. As I write this, I’m not sure if I was right or wrong to not jump into the middle of it. I was committed to offer help if it looked like it was going to escalate beyond words, but for now it was free-speech being played out, though admittedly disgusting. After the lunch crowd had returned to their classrooms, I approached the young man and our conversation went something like this: “Students were pretty rough on you.” “Yeah. A lot of nasty stuff.” “I’m impressed you remained calm through all of it.” “Well, I kept telling them that obscenities didn’t add to the conversation and just encouraged any of them to simply enter into a civil discussion with me.” “I’m sorry they didn’t do that.” “Me too. I really wish we could just talk about the issues like adults.” I think it was the “adult” word that helped frame some of this for me. I had, indeed, witnessed deep immaturity, with its pure emotional spewing and little to no rational thought. I don’t go to the park all the time, but I’m there enough to occasionally hear their conversations. I remember one of the first times, next to a group of high school girls, in which I was dumbfounded at the filth of their language. I spent over 20 years in the military, and I’d never heard anything that matched it. Where does this come from? My heart sank as I experienced what was happening Tuesday. It was quite scary, actually, because I was not only looking at such deep expressions of hate and loathing, but I was also looking at the generation that is going to replace us all. It didn’t look good. We woke this morning to the continued news that there are protests all around the country. Some have become violent and destructive. Interestingly, the chants of the protestors are much like those I heard in the park… quite childish, selfish and filled with hatred. Where is all of this coming from? In the park, my first thoughts were to put the blame on the high school that was right on the corner, thinking that this was coming from their classrooms. But then something dawned on me after reading the list of “tweets” that went out from Hollywood and TV and music “stars”. They were all saying the same things, in “star” lingo, of course, but just as childish. This is Cher’s mature tweet on the election: “Trump will never be more than a toilet…” Andy Cohen (along with all the other late-night talk show hosts): “Did we just elect a snake oil salesman and his wicked court of terror…?” Snoop Dogg: “The worst day in America: 9/11. The second worst day: 11/9.” Really? Worse than the Civil War? Worse than the trail of tears? Worse that Kennedy’s assassination… or Pearl Harbor or the stock market crash in 1929? This is the mindless mantra of our “entertainment” empire. And it is here we find the prime tutor of our children. The average teen consumes 9 hours a day of entertainment on their smartphone or TV. You may want to reread that or say it over to yourself: 9 hours per day of smartphone/TV entertainment. This domain of music, rap, video, shows, comedy, movies and gaming is cultivating a mind that is filled with sex, violence, obscene language and destructive ideas. It numbs them towards a true reality. It strips them of common sense. It erects in their heart, mind and soul a virtual world of all-about-me and my pleasure. And if things don’t go my way, I throw my tantrums. I call people names. I stomp my feet and chant emotional non-sense. And I demand. Like the 3-year-old girl I saw the other day stomping her feet, screaming at her mother, demanding her own way. For 9 hours a day, our youth live in a non-real world where lyrics and scripts and rap words rhythmically and cinematically draw them into believing that the virtual world of the entertainment empire is the world we all ought to live in… the world we WANT to live in. It seduces. It hypnotizes. It frames a worldview that is totally self-centered and hedonistic. And it is totally irrational. It spews out the most hateful and vile stuff. It beats up people, destroys property, flips off the world and then smugly chants “love trumps hate”. It is the la-la land of infants demanding to get their own way in their self-defined, virtual world. The problem is that the infants are increasingly in adult bodies with lots of power. Our addiction to entertainment will continue to stunt our culture's maturity. We must wean ourselves and our kids. Here is what troubles me most, however. Immaturity, when it doesn’t get its way, will often erupt into a “make you pay” rage. I sense that is what we are seeing. But I fear it is only the beginning. We are going to be treated to a host of "See what you made me do!" and "This is all your fault!" and "You'll be sorry!" acts and situations and new stories and personal stories, ad infinitim. Brace yourselves, for the revenge of self-centered infants who live in adult bodies and carry great wealth and power can, and will be, be scary.   
The True State of Our Union
Our President will offer, on Tuesday, his State of the Union address. However, it will most likely not be a true state of our nation, but rather another political posturing speech, just like we have heard for years, from both Republicans and Democrats. This is unfortunate, for our nation needs a true, honest assessment of where we are as a culture. It is in that spirit I offer my humble perspective. This is what I would wish for the President to say as he stands before Congress and the American people: ... To the people of this great country, I offer to you my honest assessment of the state of our nation…and it is not good. We are greatly blessed in America. We have abundant resources, rich farmland, and beauty beyond description: from the Grand Canyon to our waterfalls, from our mountains to our coastlands. We have been blessed with great people: people who have come here from all the nations of the earth, seeking the American dream. They have been hard working, good people, courageous in the face of trials and heroic in the face of enemies. We have been blessed with more than we can enumerate. And, I suppose, the Hollywood and political style would have us gush and fawn over each other in our lofty positions and applaud all kinds of supposed accomplishments as if these blessings come from our own making. It would be in keeping with most of our recent State of the Union addresses to therefore give you a long list of all the grand things that the Federal government needs to do for the American people and to smile and look into the camera and assure them that we are taking good care of them...and things are going quite well. But they are not. We are not healthy… Nor are we strong. In fact, I believe we are now, more than ever before in the life of this nation, vulnerable to destruction. This has not come as the result of an external power or force. It has not come from our current war with terrorism. I do not speak of our military might, but I speak of the state of this nation’s soul. We hang over a perilous ledge…at best, we are sliding into an insignificant oblivion. We are in a state of decay…we are rotting away from within. We have succumbed to a deep selfishness. It is eating away at our character, our strength and our core like an aggressive, unchecked cancer. Despite all the current cries for secularization, we were founded with a clear belief that the health of this nation would rest upon two foundations: religion and morality[1]. This was not to be understood that religious particulars would be legislated, but that we, as a nation, recognized the fundamental existence of God and His declaration of things that were right and things that were wrong, and that the citizenry would then govern themselves according to those transcendent laws. It was this self-government that allowed for a minimum of civil-government and therefore a maximum of personal freedom…freedom to work hard and to enjoy the fruit of one’s labor…to use that fruit and selfless efforts to raise a family and to aid one’s neighbor in distress. This was the American dream. In our great foolishness, we have now discarded those foundations. We have traded self-government for self-indulgence. We have traded transcendent Truth for self-centered identity and self-centered lust. The desires of the heart now trump any notion of divine righteousness. We have tossed aside these critical Foundations…Foundations that for years sustained and propelled us into being the greatest nation in the world. Now we chase the mirage and illusion of self-gratification and false notions that right and wrong are determined by the individual…by man himself. And these false notions are now supported and propagated by all the centers of influence in our culture: Hollywood, media, academia and even the President, the Supreme Court and Congress. And, as with every lie and deceit, its promises are false. Instead of selfishness bringing us happiness and pleasure, it reaps us strife and groaning. In the end, a self-centered culture is a hateful and violent culture…a culture seething with the seeds of its own destruction. Our cities teeter on the brink of bursting into riots and flames. We can no longer stroll safely at night on our streets. Our families are no longer secure in their homes. Our children are no longer safe in their schools. Our pursuit of selfishness and hedonism has brought the true state of our nation to one that is filled with violence. We lead the world in crime. We commit approximately 10 million crimes every year…nearly 26,000 every day[2]. No other nation comes close to us. Every day we murder 40 people and rape 320[3]. As such, we also lead the world in incarcerations. Of all the prisoners in the world, we account for 25% of them. Our prisons are overflowing[4]. The backbone of our culture, our families, are in serious trouble. For every 7 marriages this year, there will be nearly 4 divorces.[5] And when we have babies, fewer are within the security and nourishment of a mother and father. Half of our first babies are born to unwed mothers; a third of our children live without a father[6]; if you are a black baby conceived in this nation, the odds are greater that you will be aborted than that you will be born alive[7]. Since 1973, we have killed 55 million of our babies, about a million a year, and we abort more of our offspring every single day than the terrorists murdered in the World Trade towers on 9/11[8]. The true state of our Union should cause us to weep. We lead the world in producing pornography. 90% of the world’s pornography comes from our nation[9]. We are sexually addicted and obsessed. Our movies and music and media are awash in what was once considered sinful and vile. The state of our nation is truly shameful. We have lost our sense of morality and it is costing us dearly. Try to imagine this next statistic: in one year, we will contract 20 million sexually transmitted infections. That’s 54,000 people infected every day…a fourth of them are teenagers.[10] This is well beyond a level that we should label as an epidemic and plague—but we don’t speak of these things because it would dampen our lust for sexual freedom and reduce ticket sales at the theater. We are the world’s leading user of illegal drugs[11]. Approximately one in ten of us is addicted to alcohol or drugs[12]. Every day, our drinking and driving snuffs out the lives of 28 human beings[13]. We spend $50 billion federal dollars every year fighting illegal drugs while we spend $100 billion a year using them[14]. We are a nation of self-centered addicts. Our drug and alcohol addictions lead the world, but they are nothing compared to the astounding percentage of our people who have sexual addictions…people who are addicted to pornography or addicted to gambling or video games or other pathologies that have a death grip upon us, destroying our lives, our families and our fruitfulness. This, too, is a national epidemic. We are sinking fast into mental numbness and dumbness as well. Out of the top 22 developed countries, our upcoming millennial generation ranks dead last in math, dead last in problem solving, and near dead last in literacy. This is a continual decline over decades. After four years of college, our Millennials score no better than high school seniors in Japan or Finland or the Netherlands. Researchers call our Millennial scores “abysmal”[15]. Instead, our teens consume nearly 9 hours a day of entertainment on smartphones or TV[16]. By the time they are 18, our children will have witnessed approximately 400,000 murders on TV and by the age of 21, they will have spent 10,000 hours playing video games[17]. Even the future state of our nation does not look promising. We adults aren’t much different. We average nearly 6 hours a day in front of the television…a big screen TV that is most likely on a credit card. Our personal consumer debt is over $2.5 trillion. The average family owes $16,000 in credit card debt. Our students owe $1.3 trillion in school loans[18]. But the biggest runaway spending is found in Washington. The Federal debt is beyond imagination. Our debt has gone from $7.3 trillion in 2004 to over $18.8 trillion today with no sign of slowing down. This debt is now higher than our GDP—the total of ALL the goods and services produced in our country. We pay almost $230 billion a year in interest on that debt. The debt load on every taxpayer in America is now over $157,000[19]. But, in reality, the $18.8 trillion debt is a phony number. The real debt is found in our unfunded obligations, obligations to pay things in the future like Social Security and Medicare. This is the real debt of our nation. We currently have unfunded liabilities that total over $100 trillion dollars….a debt load of $1 million dollars for every taxpayer in our nation[20]. It is more than the total of the ENTIRE world’s output. This debt is beyond understanding. It is a house of cards awaiting a puff of wind to blow it down. Are we so blind that we cannot see any of this? Despite the political posturing, we have fewer people in the workforce today than in 2000. We play with numbers to keep a respectable unemployment figure by moving millions of people into a growing pool of what we call “not in the labor force”…currently over 90 million[21], but the reality is that many of them are of working age who desire to be employed full-time but the jobs are not there. That may partially come from the fact that we also have the largest trade deficit in the entire world[22] and that our high corporate tax rate is causing businesses and jobs to move to other countries[23]. All of this is transforming our nation into an ever-increasing welfare state. Over half of our people receive redistribution benefits from the Federal government. Few Americans are saving wisely and 76% of our people are living paycheck to paycheck, which means over three-fourths of our nation are loaded with debt and are one paycheck away from financial disaster.[24] How can we be so foolish? We are increasingly becoming a nation of dependents and wards of the State. We are becoming slaves to a Federal Beast that grows without restraint. The power and reach of the Federal government has become unrecognizable by our founding standards. The President and Supreme Court craft laws in defiance of the Constitution. The President thumbs his nose at the Constitution’s requirement to get Senate approval for foreign treaties. [I can guarantee that the President’s State of the Union that will be delivered Tuesday will be filled with political posturing, back patting, and that everything proposed will lead to a larger and more powerful Federal Beast. And in so doing, our people will descend deeper and deeper into dependent wards, and with it, our productivity will continue to shrivel and dry up.] And in all of this, we simply turn a blind eye and go back to our TVs and smartphones…because we are addicted to our self-centeredness. Our military has increasingly been stripped of any notion of Absolute truth…a military that was once feared by enemies, but cheered by the liberated French. Why? Because they carried a belief in an absolute moral foundation. No longer. Our military academies and military services have become a playground for social policies and political correctness and there is growing list of incidents that are creating a very “hostile” environment for the religious freedom of military members in order to crush the notion of Transcendent Truth....leaving only "State" truth.[25] Nothing should frighten us more than to think that we would desire to build a military or police force that believes truth lies within their own heart or within whatever orders are handed down from the State…that might is what makes right. We have an enemy that has attacked our homeland and yet we are too squeamish to label the worldview behind it. We cannot bring ourselves to acknowledge the existence of evil nor the existence of sin because to do so is to acknowledge a Transcendent truth that exists beyond our self-centered fantasy. Instead, we look for environmental causes of evil behavior and point a finger at guns while we ignore the violence and sex and hedonism in our movies and music. Hollywood or the media is never held accountable, nor the educational system or public policies that continue to destroy our families and our culture. And we are back to the heart of the issue. For the true State of the Union lies here, in the selfish casting off of the Transcendent for the temporary; seeking our hedonistic pleasure for today while selling our souls and our future. Do not be fooled. Selfishness eventually spawns hatred and violence. If you do not affirm me, I will spew such animosity toward you that you will be swept away with its fury. If you do not bake me an affirming cake, we will destroy your bakery. If you do not take affirming photographs, we will destroy your studio. If you do not allow a man who identifies as female to use the women’s restroom, the state of Washington will now shut down your business. If you do not affirm my self-selected gender identity with the proper pronoun, New York will now prosecute and fine you a quarter of a million dollars. Our selfishness has reached the level of stark absurdity…backed by legal and political tyranny. Somewhere in all of this, the founding generation must be shaking their heads in disbelief at what is happening to this nation. Our selfishness and rejection of absolute Truth is sucking us into a monstrous whirlpool that leads downward to utter darkness. We are committing cultural and national suicide and yet we continue to affirm and gush over each other and party while the nation crumbles beneath our feet. Does anyone care enough to fight this? Does anyone care enough to stand? stand for what is right…for what is true…for what is good? The Governors of the States must stand against the tyranny of the Federal Beast, but it must be the people who will stand and say no to the path that we tread. For the true State of the Union, which hangs by a thread, can be changed only if the people demand a change. But the change must begin within. If we continue to pursue our pleasure and entertainment, if we continue to abdicate our responsibility for the health of our families and this nation, if we continue to allow Hollywood and academia and the media and the Government to lead us down this path, then we, as a nation, are going to die. And the death may come in a night…it may come so swiftly that the world will stand in awe at our downfall. But health will not come over night. We live in a fallen world where you catch diseases quickly, but you don’t catch health. You can fall and break a bone instantly, but healing it takes a lot of time. If we are to regain our health, if we are to restore what is broken, it will require the courage and strength and long-term commitment of the people…if we still have the character to do so. It will come by first falling to our knees in repentance before the God who made us…the God who gave us a land flowing with milk and honey…the God who has sustained us through war and countless trials…the God before whom we now stand and shake our fist in His face. It will come by an examination of our personal lives and the pathologies that infest our social systems. It will come by both individual and national commitments to that which is True. And it will come by a sustained walk of turning back to the God to whom we owe all things…to the God who can reduce us to rubble with one puff of His breath. And if we do not, may God have mercy on us and our children. ... Though the state of our Union is perilous, Remnant, there is a reason why we remain. It is for this time that we have been preserved. May we stand for Truth in the times in which we live. Pray, dear Remnant, for repentance, Tuesdays, noon eastern.   [1] [2] [3] ibid [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25]