The unfortunate events surrounding the late Ravi Zacharias, a widely respected Christian apologist accused of serious moral failings, have sent shockwaves through the global Christian community. Zacharias, who spent decades defending the Christian faith and mentoring countless individuals, sadly left a legacy marred by scandal. The response to and lessons from this 'spiritual shipwreck' offer critical insights for individual believers and the broader church.
“If I may be permitted to touch the hem of his garment, I shall be made whole.” But there arises this bitter question, “BUT CAN I? I know that I may if I can, but I cannot.” Now that is the question I am going to answer.
You know who Jesus is, and you believe him to be the Son of God, the Saviour of men. You are sure that “he is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him.” You have no doubt about those eternal truths which surround his Godhead, his birth, his life, his death, his resurrection, and his Second Advent. The doubt is concerning yourself personally—“If I may be a partaker of this salvation.”
There may be many things going on in your life to your soul’s peril. This article will deal with many possibilities, as well as offer counsel on how to overcome spiritual weakness and backsliding spiritually.
When a man does wrong, and yet will not confess it, how wrong he must be! Or when having confessed it, he does not feel proper shame; or after feeling ashamed for a while he returns to the same evil like the dog to his vomit, how deep must the evil be in his moral nature, how terribly diseased he must be, inasmuch as he does not feel sin to be sin at all!
1 Timothy 1:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 This charge I am setting before you, child, Timothy, in accordance with the prophecies spoken long ago about you, that by them you might fight as a soldier the fine warfare, This charge - This command or injunction. It does not refer to any “charge,” or “cure,” which... Continue Reading →