Thursday, April 24, 2008

Et Tu, Ravi?

Under the heading, "Say it ain't so!" we have Dr. Ravi Zacharias, renowned Christian apologist who frequently appears with such defenders of the faith as Dr. R.C. Sproul and Dr. Al Mohler. Dr. Zacharias has posted the prayer he intends to pray on the National Day of Prayer. Believe it or not, his prayer carefully omits any reference to Jesus Christ.

Don't believe it? Check out Dr. Zacharias' prayer here.

According to John 14:6, the only way anyone can come to God the Father is through His only Son, Jesus Christ. How then can a Christian leader pray to God while ignoring Jesus Christ? Isn't it just a little bit misleading to pray that way in front of a huge audience of people, many of whom deny the truth of John 14:6? Doesn't it in effect say, "Well, all that stuff about Jesus being the only way to God, it doesn't really matter that much?"

And while we're on the subject, why does Dr. Zacharias choose to address God as "Holy Father?" Won't that tend to cause some confusion among our Roman Catholic friends, especially in light of the Pope's recent visit to our nation?

(HT: Slice of Laodicea)

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