During his latest message delivered at the Mormon Tabernacle, Ravi Zacharias laid several foundational absolutes from history and the Bible which later will serve to reveal the faultiness of the Mormon belief system.
As one commentator on the YouTube feed posits:
TheApologistnky1315 — Dr. Ravi, of course will catch “heck” from other Evangelicals…just like last time. Many will continue to fail to see what he’s been doing for nearly 40 yrs…reaching out to the “unreachable!”
Then another adds:
pyr8t — Ravi will say, it is of no use to cut someone’s nose off, and then give them a rose to smell. Truth must be given in a charitable fashion in order to be heard.
But, perhaps the greatest observation about Dr. Zacharias’ message comes from Carson Weitnauer @ReasonsForGod2m who notes the speaker’s use of 2 Pet. 1:19. “And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,” (ESV).
By so saying, Ravi Zacharias establishes that the Word of God is absolute, greater than any eye-witnessed revelation or even the transfiguration of Jesus. Thus, he establishes that the Bible alone is the sole authority for absolute truth…. Later, I believe we will see Dr. Zacharias hold Mormon’s to that, so that the Book of Mormon and other extra-biblical books are of no authority.
Anyone who has studied rhetoric and oratory realizes that Ravi Zacharias made several clear points. Perhaps the most prominent of them was: “It is possible for one person to lead millions into untold evil.” This he repeated several times and centered all other illustrations and comments around it once initially stated. When one couples the postulate with another repeated quote such as, “it is very difficult to change after 70 years of believing a lie,” the overarching message of Dr. Zacharias comes ringing in the brain of anyone who had ears to hear… or, of anyone who knows how to think clearly and rationally for himself; which, according to Dr. Zacharias, most people can’t do any more in Western society–and I will add–but especially in cults.
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan serves as access for reason through the backdoor of imagination. The Angel of Dusk “points the way for Christian to walk toward the gates of the Celestial City… [and so] engages his intellectual needs and gives him the tools to instruct him along the journey. The Christian walk involves all three areas of life–the spiritual, the practical, and the logical–which are not mutually exclusive. God is an immensely practical being who also guides us with reason and wisdom….” (The Grand Weaver, Ravi Zacharias).
Find the full oration at the following link, and especially view c. 1:15.00 onward for examples of leaders who attempted to control the thinking of others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h3aVs4imQI&feature=share …