Ravi Zacharias on the Christian View of Homosexuality #Apologetics

Ravi Zacharias on the Christian View of Homosexuality #Apologetics

this is a question from the Stow campus
and it’ll say it says how do you respond to non-believers who accuse Christians
of being hateful to people who support lifestyles that are according to the
precepts of our faith. I think this is a very important question and they all are
really I’d be a dishonest person if I said to you that that question doesn’t
worry me that I don’t even think about it
in fact we as a team our entire team people like Nabeel Qureshi Michel
Ramsden oz Guinness a Maori Ewing aren’t ice because too often sat around a table
and said you know how do we deal with this very trying social issue of our
time and even though the word is not used here the idea is you know the
homosexual lifestyle and all that has come about in our time how do we as
Christians deal with it? So Joe if you don’t mind I’d like to take an extended
answer in this you know let me give you about three panels of an answer the
first panel is the logical problem the second panel is what I call the
theological problem and the third panel is what I would call the relational
problem how you communicate it so let me take first of all the sociological issue
here what is the problem now we talked about tolerance so when I was at one of
the prestigious universities somebody went to the microphone and asked this
question and I said to the person I said I will be glad to answer your question
if you will first answer mine what kind of a culture are we living in you have
to define it for me I said as far as I know there are three cultures in
relation to absolute the first quest the first culture is called a thick anima
sculpture where the law of God is supposedly so embedded into our hearts
that we all emotive ly or otherwise think in the same categories once upon a
time we would talk about the natural law in those categories natural law we
believe these truths to be self-evident the early framers believed in the
natural law we don’t believe in natural law
anymore but we used to talk about and that’s a thick anima sculpture theros
god no mas law sometimes the Indian culture will get close to that it’s not
always the case but they sort of Darth Academy is what they will say there are
people of the soil and the idea of respect for parents and all of that they
consider to be self-evident ingrained in the heart of man and so on but we don’t
believe in the Theon immerse culture in the West so what’s the second kind of
culture the second kind of culture is a heteronomous culture heteros meaning
another No Mas meaning law so we have another law what does that mean the
mainstream of the culture is dictated to by the leadership at the top if you look
at Marxism in secular terms it is a heteronomous culture the handful and the
top will control the masses if you look at Islam it’s a heteronomous culture if
you go to Saudi Arabia or you go to Iran which are supposed to be truly Islamic
countries the mullahs or the sheiks or who are the ayatollahs at the top will
tell the masses when they must fast when they can eat what they must wear what
they must not wear who they can be seen with who they cannot be seen with all of
the dictates even to the discipline of how you wash your hands and feet before
you worship and so on it’s a heteronomous culture the few at the top
dictated for the masses below so I looked at the question and I said a
really enormous culture I said no I said are we a heteronomous culture I said no
we don’t want the few to dictate it for the money I said so that leaves us with
the third which is an autonomous culture our toss meaning self namaz meaning law
which means each person dictates their own moral prerogatives in the set I said
are we on autonomous culture he said yes I saw right now tell me this if we are
on autonomous culture and I answer your question are you going to give me the
privilege of my autonomy too or as soon as you disagree with my answer you will
switch to a heteronomous mode and dictate for me what I must believe as
well that is the sociological dilemma that is the sociological dilemma because
if a disagrees would be it’s not just that is being enforcing his or her
principles upon being but B wants to enforce his or her
principles upon a so there’s a mutual autocracy being sought here but it is
never going to be consistent in a culture that is neither phenom us nor
heteronomous autonomous cultures run into a conflict where everybody has
their own autonomy that’s the law that’s a sociological issue you move beyond
that then to the theological issue the theological issue is this way years ago
I was doing some open forums at Indiana University and the press reporter was I
was there with Dallas Willard we were both to debate doing the defense of the
Christian faith and press reporter came and said she was filming some religious
actions on campus for their network and so on do you mind if we take what you’re
going to talk about tonight I said no that’s all right you’re welcome but she
then she startled me by saying we’ll only be there for about five minutes and
then we’ll be packing up and leaving I hope we won’t disturb you and I thought
this is what the news does with the talk takes five minutes of it and then tells
people that this is what was said you know I thought okay but I wasn’t gonna
argue with I said ma’am you’re welcome to leave just tell your crew to be very
quiet because once I get into the thick of it I really don’t like the
distraction and they’ll be quiet slipping out I’ll be okay she stayed the
whole time stayed for the whole talk stayed for the Q&A and then she said can
I walk you back to where you’re staying I was staying on the campus I said right
and she was walking to me it’s quite dark at this time and she says I have a
question for you I said is this on the record or is this an off-the-record
question she said no this is for me I said so you
promise me this is just between you and me in order to print these answers and
okay that’s all right I just want to know and so she said you know I have a
problem with Christianity and here’s my problem
Christians are generally against racism but when it comes to the homosexual they
discriminate against the homosexual how do you explain that I said I find your
comments so interesting in the first part of the question it’s an ism you’re
talking about the second part of the question you particular eyes it with
individual some just fascinated by that that’s okay I said here’s what I want to
say to you the reason we believe that discrimination ethnically is wrong is
because the race and ethnicity of a person is sacred you do not violate a
person’s ethnicity and race it is a sacred gift and the reason we believe in
an absolute nester sexuality is because we believe sexuality is sacred as well
and that’s why we make a choice that same way I said you will help me if you
will tell me why you treat race as sacred and desacralized sexuality she
was very quiet she said I’ve never thought of it in those terms here’s what
I want to say view marriage as God has given it to us and if you take the whole
corpus of the world view is the most sacred relationship into which you will
enter because love is given one word in English but there are four words in the
Greek agape eros storge and agape filler Oh storge and eros agape is God’s love
filler who is friendship love or brotherly love story is protective love
of parental love eros is romantic love I said do you realize marriage is the only
one that pulls these four together agape Follette Oh storge and eros I said
and if you take agape out of that eros is gone for whatever you want to do
romantic love becomes redefined and to us the Bible gives the sacredness of
marriage as Christ is to the church the bridegroom and the bride and in that
sacredness the beauty of a consummate relationship between a man and a woman
as it is shown in the singular commitment of the marital vow I do
I will when you say I do to the one you say I don’t do all of the others and you
say I will to one you’re saying I won’t to all of the others so any departure
from that beauty and sacredness of the four confluences of love is a biblical
notion of what it really means to be married and to just take one behavior
and make it look like it’s aberrant is not right all departures from that are
not acceptable in the sight of God the theological position is a consummate
relationship between a man and a woman in the procreative Act and in the
sacredness and paying each other the ultimate compliment of taking each other
at their word so theologically this is the way we see
it sociologically we’ve been put into a conundrum so we come then in
relationally how do we deal with it and here’s the hard part but you know what
and my wife will tell you this others will tell you this who know me I accept
people with a love and a genuineness regardless of what their view is on
anything if it’s different to mine I have learned to love humanity I can put
my arm around a person who has a different view on marriage or a
different view on politics of water and just say you know God gives you the most
sacred Drifter gift of the prerogative of choice but God does not give you the
privilege of determining a different outcome to what the choice will entail
the consequences are bound to the choice and you go right back to the book of
Genesis and it tells you you do what is right will not you will you not be
accepted but if you don’t sin stalks a veil at the door desires to have you and
so when I look at the sacredness of marriage any change from it from the
biblical point of view is a departure from the biblical mandate but at the
same time the Bible commands us to love even those with whom we disagree and our
responsibility as the church is never to eight the individual our privilege is to
love and only God can change the heart of a person and God is the ultimate
judge and anaplerotic society let us as Christians be both light salt
and learn to love one another and let God be the judge over all of us he is
the one who is pure in his judgments we can make errors those are the three
panels I want to leave with you

100 thoughts on “Ravi Zacharias on the Christian View of Homosexuality #Apologetics

  1. Umm..Homosexuality is everywhere in God's creation. It is simple to see, it is this world and its wicked religion that has taught you that homosexuality is wrong/sin…They can not even see that they live in sin by worshipping false gods and idols…What do these people bow their heads and pray to every sunday(which is not God's Sabbath)? Their idol, that cross, sometime Jesus is still on their cross, really a sick bunch of people. Jesus is not on any cross! These people need help, they need to come out of her.. Look at those that profess christmas, easter, and all types of nonsense. The Scriptures teach us to test all things and hold fast to which is good…Well I know that holding fast to the things in which God created for us all is a much better than following this world.

  2. If homosexuality is a choice then heterosexuality is also a choice. So, for those who believe that sexual orientation is a choice I have a question — when did you choose? You will, of course, answer, " I always knew." And, gay people ALWAYS knew also. Sexual orientation is not a choice. Christian bigot prefer the term "lifestyle CHOICE" because they know it is a not a choice, but they can never reveal their own doubts.

  3. This did not deal with deeper issues like children being taught homosexuality in schools or me being offended when two men or two women are making out in public. This answer was way to short and had no real underlying answer to how we should feel about our freedoms being taken away in schools, locker rooms and so on.

  4. 6:45 An individuals ethnicity is sacred. But sexuality as a whole is sacred? Why is an individuals sexuality like being gay or lesbian not sacred?
    I enjoy listening to this man, but this point stuck out to me.

  5. salut ,
    subject fallowing it not base to teatche hate tward gay , lesbian ect .
    and its not base to compare mi self as god the father .
    ( se the testament of 1 john chapter 2 verse 15 ,
    subject ,
    not to love this world ;
    nither thing of this world ,
    if some one love the world ,
    the love of the father not in im or her .
    their of oues ever répent of , drogue , érotisme , acool abusif , porno , prostitution ,
    excorte , gay , lesbian ,
    rapest , pédophile , proxénette , polygamie ect ,
    they réceave god love and is divin forgiveness ,
    because they ave knoledge to give time to répent ,and so love to répent , and work to répent .

    their of concerning mind mix of the illusion of this world,
    its let the mind wondering oues is love , the antie répendençe of this world , porno ect .

    or the répendençe of this world oues is love .
    ( conçerning gay , lesbians restle again discrimination ,
    well does gay lesbian thoes somme moral discrimination ;
    well they do tward people oues whant to invoque god love and the répendent of thoes thing of this world ;

    ( whent gay , lesbian and impose and claiming are religion is a power of love ,
    whent it a iréligioues cultur ,
    it is makess mind war persécution and déclind and destroiye and threatning the rigth of libertie of expression tward thoes ou whant to invoque god love ,
    and the répendent of thoes thing of this world ,
    thoes the système défend religion ,
    or the système défende the iréligioues culture , gay , lesbian ect ( well )
    good chançe the testament of mathieux chapter 24 verse 12 ,
    stated , the iniquitie shall abound , and the love of manie shall wax cold .
    that is to say the fals love of this world .
    maybe by fridged air ,
    puttess a end to the obstinançe of this world .
    they antie christ by claiming to be god its like claiming to be the god of love and and religion and , he réject the love of god , by claiming to be god pronto ; with
    is filties lies , se testament of 2 théssaloniçien chapter 2 verse 4 ,
    subject , they adversairie claiming to be god ,
    verse 9 , subject is liing prodigue .
    satan is out their or in the future triing to bring the world what he is thinking ,
    i gues claiming he is god makess war to sould of other , claiming to be god ; is fals ignorente claime .
    makess a good or bad job of it ;
    their of also gay , lesbian ect , claiming their culture is love on antie répendençe ,
    they trie to makess think the people think what they thinking ,
    makess a ignorent good or bad job :

    ( their of probalie , gay , lesbian ,
    ect are probalie inosent of the testament of 1 john chapter 2 verse 15 .
    and probalie somme of them kno
    the testament of 1 john chapter 2 verse 15 , and persiste to claime their réligion is a power of love , from that point they are ignorente .

    ( i ave reatche somme q,uébecquer gay , lesbian comunautie and other group on they internette and the canadian justice court ; about also their mind discrimination and persécution .
    al do i doues agrée gay , lesbian ect ,
    restle again homophobia ,
    or persécution tward them ,
    because no one is the devil to persécute gay , lesbian ect .

    satan or antie christ , could he could keep is filties lies and mind psycologie persécution out somme wher else ;
    also gay , lesbian ect ,
    whent they claime are religion is love , whent they dont ave the love of god true them on antie répendençe , they also could keep their foolish lies out ,
    and stop persécuted and stop mind discrimination tward thoes oues invoque god love and the répendençe of this world ;
    not to compare mi self as christ or love or réligion because i dont work on the name of réligion :
    whent christ came and warn people to love one and other ,
    he dint aske the world to love the world by thoes thing of this world ( porno ) ( drogue ) ( prostitution ) ( érotisme ) ( rapest ) ( pédophile ) ( excorte )( polygamie ) ( proxénette ) ( abusif acool )( gay , lesbian ) all they that ave twist god love 180 degré +180 degré = 360
    that also évil twist scripture , cuming from europe or oriente
    or islam .
    before satant smashe and destroiye and persécute all réligion that it to say is world of
    iréligioues coop ,
    well , the iréligioues cult , rapest , pédophile , gay , lesbian ect ,
    ave all readie destroiye religion
    to inter their iréligioues coop ,before the devil sceem and pland of destruction .

    anought its anought thoes imoral culture ,
    worse part gay , lesbian , drogue selsmen , porno , prostitution ect that they dont ave the love of the father tru them ,
    and they are the one oues suxède monaitairies , love , matérialisme , voillage ect ;
    this world of dictation ,
    beafore the dictator antie christ .

    from claude ,
    from canada .

    mi salutasion .

  6. “In his efforts to be understood he becomes unintelligible”. If the “truth” requires so much intellectualism, it probably is not true at all. Sexual preference is not a moral issue. It is genetically determined and not a choice, in the same way that right and left handedness is not a choice (except perhaps in the case of bisexuality and being ambidextrous). The world would be a much better place without religion at all.

  7. By his own construct Christianity is top down. There is no autonomous culture in the US. Nor was the Enlightenment-which primatized the individual. How we unpack conceptions of dignity and who is framed by notions of dignity is also hierarchical. In deed women were not included in the Enlightenment, the concept of maturity. As for his concept of marriage, it is just another way of saying- heterosexism is the yardstick to measure the worth of a committed relationship. And by the way, that ism describes exactly what he defined as racism and why racism is deleterious.

  8. I think the general principles he lays out are correct, but I also think how he complicates his answer with all the groundwork interferes with providing a direct and succinct answer about homosexuality, really sodomy if we want to think biblically and use biblical terms. A more effective and clear approach, which would have been much better service to Christ and His church, would be to affirm God's view of that sin and the solution to it by quoting and applying the pertinent scripture. Christians need clear and succinct teaching from Scripture on this topic in order to think correctly about it and to defend God's truth about the grave depravity of homosexuality/sodomy in the current climate of forced acceptance and even persecution. I don't think he equipped anyone to contend for Biblical truth on this topic. It's all so pathetic, because Scripture is very, very clear that God views unrepentant homosexuality/sodomy as worthy of His condemnation and exacting eternal conscious punishment. Knowing this, how is it loving to be silent in this culture of "tolerance?" In God's economy, Biblical discernment, warning and no safe harbor for sodomy is what we are called to for such a time as this.

  9. Um, hate to bring up the truth, but Yahshua never mentioned anything about homosexuality, directly. Just a point of fact.
    He did teach Loving Compassion, helping and healing others. Feed the poor, help the injured, etc.
    There is the stories of forgiving the woman caught in adultry…
    implying every person is a sinner and she is Not Being Detained and she is Free to Go. 🙂
    But obviously, heterosexual love for mating couples, of many life forms, creates Life.
    Sacred Love literally Creates Life. Not just humans, many plants and animals – it's just how Earth Works.
    If something good can create life, great ! If something harms or destroys life, that's bad.
    Yahshua teaches the difference between what is harmful and what is helpful.
    How people interpret that teaching is something Christ himself must put into their Hearts.
    No one can be 'converted' to Christianity, they must make the honest, free will choice, in their fullest understanding, to Follow The Way of Love, and every moment, of every day, live in Love and Empathy as taught by Yahshua Messiah. LOVE ONE ANOTHER, as I have loved you.
    Not moral relativism, but moral revelation. You Must be Born. You Must be Born Again. Your Choice. Agape Unconditional Love Saves All.
    Together, we are all Searchers on a journey of life, a journey that only truly begins with our last breath.

  10. What's the problem its is a sin the bible say so but we shouldn't run around trying say it's ok if it's your choice the only thing we can do is preach what the bible says about it it's not for us to judge god does.

  11. Does homosexuality have anything to do with religion at all?
    So why is this even being discussed here?
    I'll tell you. Because religion wants to CONTROL what people think.
    What a pity that the believers commenting below feel they HAVE to announce their conformity with their religion.
    I wonder if any of you so called believers have an idea or thought which is entirely your own? Or is everything you ever learnt come out of the bible?
    It's a shame and I really feel sorry for you guys – there is so much more to life out there and you all choose to restrict yourselves to a single lane of living.
    But hey, what do i care?

  12. If we Christians are to love EVERYONE, doesn't that equate acceptance? I really don't think that Christians should stand still and never voice what God's word says. Yes, God says to love one another, but he also says to stay far away from sin, and homosexuality is clearly sinful, detestable, and shameful in the eyes of God. We can't just stay quiet about homosexuality just because our society is accepting of it. By "loving" others and staying silent, our voice will be lost and people will increasingly believe that homosexuality is normal and accepted. I know so many "Christians" who believe that the bible is "outdated" and homosexuality is not sinful. Pastors need to be more vocal about homosexuality as a sin. They have become so afraid of society that they hardly mention the biblical definition of homosexuality. In fact, many "churches" that profess to follow the bible have already strayed and become accepting of homosexuality under the name of "loving one another". The other day, I was passing by a church in my town and they were waving the pride flag while flashing a sign that said something to the extent of "We love and accept everyone!" Society is becoming increasingly degenerate and we can't just watch and do nothing about it!

  13. The real conflict occurs when Christians forget that they are Christians and cling to the laws of Jewish tradition documented in the Old Testament. If you're foggy about Jesus's stance on Jewish law, I recommend re-reading the gospels.

  14. There really isn't anything to discuss. The Good Book along with the sexual parts and reproduction mechanisms of men and women says what you need to know. I have heard a few gay men actually admit that the a-nus is not designed for sex. That is just the way it is.  And don't let people fool you into thinking that if you hate the wrongdoing, you hate the person. That is the new thing nowadays, attempting to keep the person and the actions together so someone who does not agree with homosexuality can be called hateful or homophobic and told that they are not loving…one of the easiest tricks in the book. On the contrary, love is to tell people the truth so that they can be saved, not keep quiet and let the person be damned. What kind of love is letting someone be damned? That's like a parent saying he/she loves his/her children by letting them do whatever they want, even if their children get hurt, put in jail, or killed from it.  For a sinful society,  it's all about not exposing sin so that sin can continue. The homosexual thing is demonic (probably from some portal that the homosexual, his/her parent, grandparent, or someone else in their family tree caused) and the demons need to be cast out.

  15. Culture is to be driven by the MIND, not by sexual preferences….IT is the END of mankind as we know it, everyone is stupid.

  16. Sodom and Gomorrah- proof of the supernatural https://youtu.be/DBSIs2bHi5g
    Are We as Christians suppose to listen to Mankinds ways to Worship God through Jesus Christ… No. I know that I'am a Sinner, so I seek out the Living Word of God through Jesus Christ so I may have Salvation.
    God said Homosexuality, is a Sin… Bible Verses About Homosexuality

    Bible verses related to Homosexuality from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance – Sort By Book Order

    Leviticus 18:22 – Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.

    1 Corinthians 6:9-11 – Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (Read More…)

    Leviticus 20:13 – If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.

    Romans 1:26-28 – For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (Read More…)

    1 Timothy 1:10 – For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

    Mark 10:6-9 – But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. (Read More…)

    Jude 1:7 – Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

    1 Corinthians 7:2 – Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

    1 Timothy 1:10-11 – For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; (Read More…)

    Romans 1:27 – And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

    Romans 1:32 – Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

    Genesis 19:1-38 – And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing [them] rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; (Read More…)

  17. “Homosexual Lifestyle”, that’s when I knew it was gonna be bad. To all you saying to not give in, science has proven that you can’t change your sexuality. So why would you ask someone to do something physically impossible? Or are you also a science denier? Suddenly when it comes to homosexuality, people throw out the part where it says not to judge. IT IS NOT A CHOICE. Anyone who says so is denying science and should not be taken seriously.

  18. These comments remind me just how ignorant so many people still are. No, homosexuality is NOT a choice. It is NOT a lifestyle. It is well documented in science to be natural and not changeable.

  19. I dont think this really answers any of the questions………….seems like it goes back to morality. Why is homosexuality immoral and why is heterosexuality moral?

  20. As Christians we have the privilege to LOVE all people without fear and judgement but my question is, can gay people serve in the church? I know anyone is welcomed to listen to the Word of God in church…but I see more and more gay people demanding to serve in the church or they leave the church calling it hateful.
    Without any insults, what do you think?

  21. One of the most mind-renewing words that i ever heard in my life. Choice is always bound to consequence, they're both intricately bound like two sides of the same coin. The question which side will the coin fall on. GOD bless you all. Thank you.

  22. In 1 Corinthians 6:10, God=Lord Jesus Christ warns of the consequences of those that don't stop doing homosexual immoral acts and other serious acts of sinful behavior. Unfortunately there is no rest for the unrepentant and other disbelievers in the lake of fire and brimstone. Where there is weeping and the gashing of teeth.

  23. Are there any videos about the Christian view on gluttony? It's a sin, yet so many Christians live it whilst pointing fingers at others. Imagine a USA with little or no gluttony. Oh wait…that won't happen. And the most Christian states, are the most obese. So much for sin.

  24. Omitting the part where Christians are called to stone Homosexuals to death.. or was that loving and accepting part of scripture a typo from your omnipotent god?

  25. This is all built on one main assumption. That the written bible is correct. It is not. The original words of Christ and the writings of the apostles are very different from that which is found in the modern day bibles. You cannot as Christians use the O.T. as law. This gentleman is correct when he speaks of love and treating each other with love. This is the main message of Jesus Christ and his Apostles. Much of what we read in today's bibles do not reflect this main and most important of messages. In fact, the bible as we know it today encourages division and hate. We see this on so many sites when "so called Christians" respond to the issue of homosexuality. What they do not understand is that they are violating the very meaning of the words of Jesus Christ. They are using their body parts (in this case their tongues or fingers) to harm and bully others. They do this not in truth but from ego.

  26. Ravi does give NOT direct answer!!! Question is about homosexuality!!! He is beating the BUSH!!! If the God in the Bible accepts homosexuality, He should say SORRY to people of Sodom and Gomorrah!!! Ravi wasted precious 10 minutes to explain a simple thing!!!

  27. He takes 15 mins with big words to confuse you and by the end of his answer you dont know what his answer is lol his answer simply should be God said homosexuality is a sin..therefore I believe what God said and I dont like the sin of homosexuality. God doesnt hate his creation, he hates the sins we do period! We as followers of christ aren't suppose to hate anyone but satan. We are supposed to share the love of christ, but not to follow sin.

  28. Homosexuality is a sin. However Christian's should never condone any unkindness toward anyone. I pray that God will change the hearts of hose living that life style . But Christians cannot appease modern times that wants everything to be okay.

  29. So what about people like myself who were born Intersex? I've looked all through the Bible old N new testaments. and i can't find anything.

  30. This is the guy that goes to the mormons and never criticized them for deturping the gospel in a macabre and surreal say. This is also the guy that panders to the propaganda of all religions dancing cubaia around the fire holding hands.
    Yea, sure, you all should really listening to this fella just because he is articulated and uses words carefully.
    This world is full of wolves in sheep clothing that dont even know that they are one.

  31. I like how he sits around with his team and says "How do we deal with this social issue at this time?" Just like the churches dealt with slavery hundreds of years ago. Religion is man made……….every single one. Your life will be so much more complete when you realize that as the late great Christopher HItchens penned "Religion poisons EVERYTHING!"

  32. again you became a hate monger you are giving a false image of islam… islam is a solution to all problems islam never teaches us that few will decide the masses but its the Allah's commandments which are superior which will govern this entire universe… still one thing is very nice marriage is really a gift by Allah its precious, secret and honour

  33. As a heterosexual man, 26 years married to my wife, I am about to say something that I have never said to a YouTube video: Amen! (This in the full understand of Amen.)

  34. Christian they never hate, but we have the right to reject, reject is not hate, I reject to be like him but I don't hate him, No Christian know what is hate, because our Lord tell us to love even your enemy

  35. The premise of the question is skewed. It assumes and accuses hate on the part of the Christian on the basis of disagreement. Disagreement is not hate but it’s the word that many proponents of homosexuality use to demonize anyone who disagrees with them. If you call the other person a hater, then they’re the problem and don’t deserve to be heard. Their argument is also nullified because they’ve been branded a hater. Labeling and name calling is a lazy way out of a reasonable conversation with someone coming from a different perspective.
    The next part of the question assumes that this is a person vs person debate. It’s not. God has clearly said that homosexuality is a sin. The Christian is only taking the side of God’s word. If there’s a problem with those who hold the practice of homosexuality as a sin, their problem is really with God. Adultery and fornication are also sins so the laws of God restrict heterosexuals as well. The only kind of sexual relationship that is holy and permitted by God is between a married male and female. That’s it.

  36. If Jesus was ask a question on transgender, he will definitely say transgenders are devils children.
    Ravi is not even Christ like.

  37. Christians need to first understand that they are living behind enemy lines. Western Civilization is still based on Roman pagan principles.** If you don't believe me, have a gaze at the art on the Capitol Rotunda Ceiling. It's called "The Apotheosis of George Washington." The word "apotheosis" means becoming a god. Is that a Christian principle? And George is not surrounded by pillars of the faith. No, he's surrounded by ROMAN PAGAN gods and goddesses. If that doesn't bother you, then you've become an idolator, too.
    And next, you need to understand that your "Jesus"–his true name being Yahshua, told you to expect a society riddled with just this problem: "As in the days of Lot." Did Lot go out there with his Torah scroll? No, he asked them to stop their wickedness and was ignored. Yahweh intervened to strike them blind, though they were in essence blind already.
    Third, you need to understand that arguing with unbelievers is pointless. The Scriptures are for believers and for those who Yahweh is calling to belief. You preaching at people only garners the expected result.
    **But then, so is modern Post-Nicene Christianity so maybe you can't tell the difference.

  38. @7:07 You're arguing against yourself, Ravi, and you're so, so wrong. This is the kind of argument that makes sense only to people who never start to question it.

    Firstly, I've never met a Christian who considers "race" sacred. That's not a thing, and "race" is not sacred.

    Secondly, if race is sacred on the grounds that it's a predetermined part of their identity which they're born with, so then must be sexuality (or lack thereof) – a predetermined part of a person's identity that they are born with.

    Thirdly, race, like sexuality, is a spectrum. Humans come in myriad combinations of races – and many types of sexualities.

    Have some coherent thoughts and I might listen to the rest of a talk by you.

  39. It would behoove the producers of this video to edit the Closed Captioning. There are just too many errors. I am sure that a computer was allowed to interpret to the best of its ability what Ravi was saying, but it missed it way too much for someone to understand what was being said:
    Thick anima sculpture (should be) Theonomous culture
    Theros god no mas law (should be) 'theos', God; nomous: law
    Theon immerse culture (should be) Theonomous culture, etc.
    Do you catch my drift?

  40. Ravi is a catholic agent SUNday worshiper like TD Jakes, see : TD Jakes Sabbath Doctrine Exposed Part 1 https://youtu.be/B3F5cPR6IKo

  41. Psa_97:10  Ye that love Yah'uah, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
    Pro_8:13  The fear of Yah'uah is to hate evil: pride (???? gay pride?????), and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
    Amo_5:15  Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that Yah'uah Elohim of hosts will be kind unto the remnant of Joseph.

  42. Ravi cannot love since he denies the To'rah he profanes the sabbath so he is a hypocrite. He has no authority to speak about Yah'uah Almighty when he profanes his commandments himself. 1Jn_5:3  For this is the love of Elohim, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

  43. Lev_19:17  Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer To'rah transgression upon him. So Ravi as your neighbour ( not brother) I lovingly rebuke you for profaning the shabbat – repent

  44. Christianity does not understand the covenant of Yah'uah with the believer so I do not know why he is using it here to explain marriage and loyalty when christianity is not loyal to the To'rah of Elohim but says it is done away with and continues to commit spiritual adultery. What is even more misleading is that christianity tied to the catholic harlot church mostly encourages adulterers to kiss and make up while Yah'uah's To'rah forbids taking back an adulterer.

    Zacharias engaged in what was at least an extramarital emotional
    affair with a woman not his wife. The text messages released to the
    public demonstrate this, and Zacharias has not denied it, and has indeed
    indicated that it was true.

    Zacharias attempted to cover-up the affair and threatened – so it
    seems – to commit suicide if the woman confessed to her husband.

    Zacharias has engaged in credential-puffing,
    using the title ‘Dr’ when his doctorate degrees are bestowed to him as a
    matter of honorary overtures and not because he’s earned them in an
    academic setting. https://pulpitandpen.org/2018/02/15/adulterous-affair-ravi-zacharias-cover/

  45. First and foremost I think it is imperative to say that it matters not what we as believers of the scripture say for if there were not a single one to speak against all the gays the gay would find out when he stands before Yah'uah on judgment day thus I think it is the love of Yah'uah that allows some of us to be able to show you what Yah'uah says will happen to gays- they will be destroyed. But once again the messenger is always killed as was our Mashiak Yah'ushua and so many of his disciples save John but we have a better promise of eternal life. Gays have time to repent and accept the salvation through Yah'ushua your time is now. Stop wasting time watching this – the scriptures are clear repent and obey YAH'UAH's word(To'rah) Simple.

  46. Is this apologetics or apollogizing for Yah'uah's Word. He is the Almighty who is a consuming fire, he is the creator. we do not apollogize for his law we appoligize for our rebellion and transgression in the past and turn and obey Him in love by gratitude for offering us amnesty through is son's death and resurrection.

  47. por que los amo solo les pido no se condene mas por publisidad porque soy fiel y lo testifico con el poder de Jehova

  48. His argument fails at 7:19: "Why do you treat race as sacred and desacralize sexuality?" He's conflating treating all racial identities the same, with exalting a single sexual identity over all the others. What he should have said was "why do you treat race as sacred and desacralize hetero-sexuality?" To which the (obvious) answer is "because I don't discriminate based on sexuality, just as I don't discriminate based on race: there's nothing more sacred about heterosexuality compared to other sexualities, just as there is nothing more sacred about the white race compared to other races." Whatever your beliefs are regarding sexuality and Christianity, it doesn't change a fallacious argument into a sound one. Then he goes on to assert that the love between a married couple is only possible in a heterosexual relationship, which of course he's free to believe, but he's not justifying it.

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  50. Ravi's first argument falsely assumes that absolute theonomous heteronomous autonomous cultures are the only 3 cultures possible. We do not live in a fully individually autonomous culture, as that would mean we can do anything and be free from legal retribution.

  51. Leviticus 18:22 – Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.

    1 Corinthians 6:9-11 – Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,   (Read More…)

    Leviticus 20:13 – If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.

    Romans 1:26-28 – For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:   (Read More…)

  52. Ravi I hope one-day Christians will realize its LOVE that will save them ( liberate) them. And its LOVE what Jesus taught. I won't expound further we all need to read the Bible else we will continually get deceived by the likes of Paul an apostle of evil who taught ( believe and you are saved) versus Father God and Jesus expectation of OBEDIENCE. anyway like you say Ravi we will all be judged for what we have done

  53. I once heard someone ask "Who is responsible for evil?" . Well, The sad truth is there will always be terrible evils committed in the world like murders, rape, crime, hatred etc.. and I suppose one consolation is that those who commit them are in the minority and are normally brought to justice, the other is our faith in God and humanity. There is no denying that these evils are terrible indeed but the worst kind of evils are the intentional and deceitful acts by individuals to try to separate a human being from the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit by leading them into sin through deceitful measures and in the knowledge and understanding that by doing this they will turn that person away from God and vice versa. Matthew 18:6 "If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea."

    These are the worst kind of evils and God be with the Day when he comes to eradicate this terror from the world and those who commit them face His final Judgement and are condemned for their terrible crimes. This is the true evil that every person should beware of, awake and alert to lest your guard be broken and he who comes to kill, steal and destroy will have taken away what is most precious and valuable to you, not your money or possessions but your spirit which the Lord has graciously bestowed upon you. Luke 12, 39 "And this know, that if the owner of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through." Revelations 3, 11 – "I am coming soon, keep safe what you have so that no one will rob you of your victory prize." So believe me when I say there are plenty of thieves in this world and they are not the kind who want your material possessions but that which has taken residence in your heart being the Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 11,14 – "Even Satan can disguise himself to look like an angel of light! So it is no great thing if his servants disguise temselves to look like servants of righteousness. In the end they will get exactly what their actions deserve." This is also in relation to what Jesus warns us of in the gospel, Matthew 7,15 – "Be on your guard against false prophets; they come to you looking like sheep on the outside, but on the inside they are like ravenous wolves. You will know them by what they do."

    So what should we do – Ephesians 6, 11 – 17 "Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For it is not human beings that we fight againt, but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities and cosmic powers of this dark world. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:"

    Matthew 5, 11 "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me." John 15,18 – "If the world hates you just remember that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world then the world would love you as its own. But I chose you from this world, and you do not belong to it; that is why the world hates you." Remember God has given Satan permission to test you so do not be surprised at the painful test you may be suffering for it means that God lives within you and it is your faith that has to be tested to see if it remains true and faithful to God. 1 Peter 1, 7 "These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honour on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world."

    And finally, remember, there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God except our own selves through our continual sinning. So don't allow the individuals mentioned above to draw you into sin and succeed in cutting you off from the love of God. But instead endure your persecutions through your faith in Jesus Christ and continue to fight the good fight. Conquer evil with good and you will defeat all the enemies of Christ. I hope this strengthens your faith and comforts you and may God bless you with his love and peace and keep you safe from evil and the Evil One until he comes again.

  54. If Ravi's answer brings total biblical clarity to the issue raised by atheists and/or homosexuals seeking truth, then he's done his job well. If his answer doesn't bring clarity to the ordinary person, then he hasn't! I understand his explanation perfectly well, but I doubt Paul or the other apostles would've given such a complex and nuanced answer. Intelligence is often the ability to simplify complex propositions. I'm not convinced Ravi has been able to achieve this, on this particular occasion. Someone like Greg Koukl can.

  55. The church plays with words,,its a crumbling castle that is faling and they cant answer directly,,if they do then they curse them self because the church today have both woman preasts and gay preasts,, so they cant condem it even if the bible condemns homosexuallity as a BIG sin,, so what to do ?? play with words so the money stands in the church so they wont loose followers…
    its really easy,,why ask that question when you clearly can open the bible and read it,,but bevare there are over 130 or more different bibles so i would suggest you to even read the torah because the god of christianity was preaching the law given to moses..
    in the bible it states

    Women has no right to teach.
    women has no right to speak over a man
    women has no right to speak in the church
    Homosexuallity is a sin and those engaged in it should be stoned to death or hanged.

  56. A lot of male believers don’t want to grasp our lord as being his bride 👰 because of te historic command in Lev18… tht May be why generally a generation of women r more intimate with our father, our lord&councillor than men tho we express it to our wives in spirit but not to our God cos of intimacy nature. I heard a couple of single woman state God is my husband even tho…..never heard a man make tht call yet!🤔who loves frm head to heart tho love is te greatest no man&all man, dads saying nothing il separate me frm my image or likeness in ‘’Cj”our redemption

  57. personally, i feel it is important to understand that GOD's way is not our way. on the other hand, jesus states that he is the way, the truth and the life. god' s love is his world, his first creation. jesus, on the other hand loves his church so much that he says the gates of hell will not prevail against it. so which way do you and i have in common? when it comes to us we should have a love also like the world and god and the church and christ. as for man, his would be his wife, as for her it would be her husband. the couples are different for all, god, jesus and man, but, the love is the same. the love is the common thread of god, christ and man. the union is the thread that is love in any case, love. any other way leads to destruction. we are united this WAY. after this, the ten commandments serve as a kind of guide in how we relate to others of the world and the church.

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