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Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message by Ravi Zacharias
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“I came to Him because I did not know which way to turn. I remained with Him because there is no other way I wish to turn. I came to Him longing for something I did not have. I remain with Him because I have something I will not trade. I came to Him as a stranger. I remain with Him in the most intimate of friendships. I came to Him unsure about the future. I remain with Him certain about my destiny. I came amid the thunderous cries of a culture that has 330 million deities. I remain with Him knowing that truth cannot be all-inclusive.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“Truth by definition excludes.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“Capturing the beauty of the conversion of the water into wine, the poet Alexander Pope said, "The conscious water saw its Master and blushed." That sublime description could be reworked to explain each one of these miracles. Was it any different in principle for a broken body to mend at the command of its Maker? Was it far-fetched for the Creator of the universe, who fashioned matter out of nothing, to multiply bread for the crowd? Was it not within the power of the One who called all the molecules into existence to interlock them that they might bear His footsteps?”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“Faith in the biblical sense is substantive, based on the knowledge that the One in whom that faith is placed has proven that He is worthy of that trust. In its essence, faith is a confidence in the person of Jesus Christ and in His power, so that even when His power does not serve my end, my confidence in Him remains because of who He is.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“The Samaritan woman grasped what He said with fervor that came from an awareness of her real need. The transaction was fascinating. She has come with a buket. He sent her back with a spring of living water. She had come as a reject. He sent her back being accepted by God Himself. She came wounded. He sent her back whole. She came laden with questions. He sent her back as a source for answers. She came living a life of quiet desperation. She ran back overflowing with hope. The disciples missed it all. It was lunchtime for them.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“Worship is a posture of life that takes as its primary purpose the understanding of what it really means to love and revere God.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“Every other person who is at the heart of any religion has had his or her beginning either in fancy or in fact. But nevertheless, there is a beginning. Jesus' birth in Bethlehem was a moment preceded by eternity. His being neither originated in time nor came about by the will of humanity. The Author of time, who lived in the eternal, was made incarnate in time that we might live with the eternal in view. In that sense, the message of Christ was not the introduction of a religion, but an introduction to truth about reality as God alone knows it. To deny Jesus' message while pursuing spirituality is to conjure an imaginary religion in an attempt to see heaven while sight is confined to the earth. That is precisely what Jesus challenged when he said, "I have come that [you] may have life" (John 10:10). His life spells living. Your life or my life, apart from Him, spells death.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“Teaching at best beckons us to morality, but it is not in itself efficacious. Teaching is like a mirror. It can show you if your face is dirty, but it the mirror will not wash your face.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“We do not live so that we can eat, nor do we just eat so that we can live. Life is worth living in and of itself. Life cannot be satisfied when it is lived out as a consuming entity. When it is filled by that which satisfies a hunger that is both physical and spiritual in a mutuality that sustains both without violation of either, only then can life be truly fulfilling.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“We are living in a time when sensitivities are at the surface, often vented with cutting words. Philosophically, you can believe anything so as you do not claim it a better way. Religiously, you can hold to anything, so long as you do not bring Jesus Christ into it. If a spiritual idea is eastern, it is granted critical immunity; if western, it is thoroughly criticized. Thus, a journalist can walk into a church and mock its carryings on, but he or she dare not do the same if the ceremony is from eastern fold. Such is the mood at the end of the twentieth century. A mood can be a dangerous state of mind, because it can crush reason under the weight of feeling. But that is precisely what I believe postmodernism best represents - a mood.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“We are his temple. We do not turn in a certain directlon to pray. We are not bound by having to go into a building so that we can commune with God. There are no unique postures and times and limitations that restrict our access to God. My relationship with God is intimate and personal. The Christian does not go to the temple to worship. The Christian takes the temple with him or her. Jesus lifts us beyond the building and pays the human body the highest compliment by making it His dwelling place, the place where He meets with us. Even today He would overturn the tables of those who make it a marketplace for their own lust, greed, and wealth.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“My longings, my hopes, my dreams, and my every effort has been to live for Him who rescued me, to study for Him who gave me this mind, to serve Him who fashioned my will, and to speak for Him who gave me a voice.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“If God is the author of life, there must be a script.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“All religions are not the same. All religions do not point to God. All religions do not say that all religions are the same. At the heart of every religion is an uncompromising commitment to a particular way of defining who God is or is not and accordingly, of defining life's purpose.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“Historic figures have homes to visit for posterity; the Lord of history left no home. Luminaries leave libraries and write their memoirs; He left one book, penned by ordinary people. Deliverers speak of winning through might and conquest; He spoke of a place in the heart.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“Truth is not only a matter of offense, in that it makes certain assertions. It is also a matter of defense in that it must be able to make a cogent and sensible response to the counterpoints that are raised.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“Our intellect is not intended to be an end in itself, but only a means to the very mind of God.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“The primary purpose of a home is to reflect and to distribute the love of Christ. Anything that usurps that is idolatrous.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“There are no unique postures and times and limitations that restrict our access to God. My relationship with God is intimate and personal. The Christian does not go to the temple to worship. The Christian takes the temple with him or her. Jesus lifts us beyond the building and pays the human body the highest compliment by making it His dwelling place, the place where He meets with us. Even today He would overturn the tables of those who make it a marketplace for their own lust, greed and wealth.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“They are teachers who point to their teaching or show some particular way. In all of these, there emerges an instruction, a way of living. It is not Zoroaster to whom you turn. It is Zoroaster to whom you listen. It is not Buddha who delivers you; it is his Noble Truths that instruct you. It is not Mohammed who transforms you; it is the beauty of the Koran that woos you. By contrast, Jesus did not only teach or expound His message. He was identical with His message. “In Him,” say the Scriptures, “dwelt the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” He did not just proclaim the truth. He said, “I am the truth.” He did not just show a way. He said, “I am the Way.” He did not just open up vistas. He said, “I am the door.” “I am the Good Shepherd.” “I am the resurrection and the life.” “I am the I AM.” In Him is not just an offer of life’s bread. He is the bread. That is why being a Christian is not just a way of feeding and living. Following Christ begins with a way of relating and being.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“His life spells living. Your life or my life, apart from Him, spells death.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“All religions, plainly and simply, cannot be true. Some beliefs are false, and we know them to be false. So it does no good to put a halo on the notion of tolerance as if everything could be equally true. To deem all beliefs equally true is sheer nonsense for the simple reason that to deny that statement would also, then, be true. But if the denial of the statement is also true, then all religions are not true.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“Only when holiness and worship meet can evil be conquered. For that, only the Christian message has the answer.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
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“The person who demands a sign and at the same time has already determined that anything that cannot be explained scientifically is meaningless is not merely stacking the deck; he is losing at his own game.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“In its essence, faith is a confidence in the person of Jesus Christ and in His power, so that even when His power does not serve my end, my confidence in Him remains because of who He is.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“Philosophically, you can believe anything, so long as you do not claim it to be true. Morally, you can practice anything, so long as you do not claim that it is a “better” way. Religiously, you can hold to anything, so long as you do not bring Jesus Christ into it. If a spiritual idea is eastern, it is granted critical immunity; if western, it is thoroughly criticized. Thus, a journalist can walk into a church and mock its carryings on, but he or she dare not do the same if the ceremony is from the eastern fold. Such is the mood at the end of the twentieth century.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“Every religion at its core is exclusive.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“But you know, General, Jesus never came to establish a government upon the people by force. He did not even talk about political systems. He came to rule in the hearts of people, and not by the establishment of political power. He asks to live in you, not to control your state.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“The first and foremost reality is that suffering and death are not only enemies of life, but a means of reminding us of life's twin realities, love and hate.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message
“Truth cannot be sacrificed at the alter of a pretended tolerance. All religions, plainly and simply, cannot be true.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message

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