Ravi Zacharias Quotes

We have a right to believe whatever we want, but not everything we believe is right.

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We talk so much about one's rights... so little about what is actually right.

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There is no greater discovery than seeing God as the author of your destiny.

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You can only learn so much from books. You can only learn so much from education. Ultimately, it is the wisdom of God that will carry you through in the toughest situations of life.

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A man rejects God neither because of intellectual demands nor because of the scarcity of evidence. A man rejects God because of a moral resistance that refuses to admit his need for God.

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When you come to religion, you come to a place. When you come to Jesus Christ, you come to a person.

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In today's society, looking good and feeling good often trumps doing good and being good. And some people don't know the difference anymore.

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Love is hard work. It is the hardest work I know of, work from which you are never entitled to take a vacation.

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Truth cannot be sacrificed at the altar of pretended tolerance. Real tolerance is deference to all ideas, not indifference to the truth.

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The Christian faith, simply stated, reminds us that our fundamental problem is not moral; rather, our fundamental problem is spiritual. It is not just that we are immoral, but that a moral life alone cannot bridge what separates us from God. Herein lies the cardinal difference between the moralizing religions and Jesus' offer to us. Jesus does not offer to make bad people good but to make dead people alive.

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A mood can be a dangerous state of mind, because it can crush reason under the weight of feeling.

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When you say there's too much evil in this world you assume there's good. When you assume there's good, you assume there's such a thing as a moral law on the basis of which to differentiate between good and evil. But if you assume a moral law, you must posit a moral Law Giver, but that's Who you're trying to disprove and not prove. Because if there's no moral Law Giver, there's no moral law. If there's no moral law, there's no good. If there's no good, there's no evil. What is your question?

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When a plane crashes and some die while others live, a skeptic calls into question God's moral character, saying that he has chosen some to live and others to die on a whim; yet you say it is your moral right to choose whether the child within you should live or die. Does that not sound odd to you? When God decides who should live or die, he is immoral. When you decide who should live or die, it's your moral right.

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Jesus does not offer to make bad people good but to make dead people alive.

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It is a mindless philosophy that assumes that one's private beliefs have nothing to do with public office. Does it make sense to entrust those who are immoral in private with the power to determine the nation's moral issues and, indeed, its destiny? One of the most dangerous and terrifying trends in America today is the disregard for character as a central necessity in a leader's credentials. The duplicitous soul of a leader can only make a nation more sophisticated in evil.

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There are so many needs in the world, and our hearts cannot carry them all. You must walk to the priorities God has set before you.

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Love is a commitment that will be tested in the most vulnerable areas of spirituality, a commitment that will force you to make some very difficult choices. It is a commitment that demands that you deal with your lust, your greed, your pride, your power, your desire to control, your temper, your patience, and every area of temptation that the Bible clearly talks about. It demands the quality of commitment that Jesus demonstrates in His relationship to us.

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The loneliest people in the world are those who have exhausted pleasure and come away empty.

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Only God is able to humble us without humiliating us and to exalt us without flattering us.

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Pleasure without God, without the sacred boundaries, will actually leave you emptier than before. And this is biblical truth, this is experiential truth. The loneliest people in the world are amongst the wealthiest and most famous who found no boundaries within which to live. That is a fact I've seen again and again.

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God put enough into the world to make faith in Him a reasonable thing. But He left enough out to make it impossible to live by reason alone.

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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. Anyone who claims that all religions are the same betrays not only an ignorance of all religions but also a caricatured view of even the best-known ones. Every religion at its core is exclusive.

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When your life is changed by Jesus, you are a new creature. God not only changes what you do, He also changes what you want to do.

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Truth by definition excludes.

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When secularization has had its full sway, it will leave a generation devoid of shame. And if you show me a generation that lacks shame, I will show you a generation that is monstrous in its appetite... never satisfied.

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To allow God to be God we must follow Him for who He is and what He intends, and not for what we want and what we prefer.

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Having killed God, the atheist is left with no reason for being, no morality to espouse, no meaning to life, and no hope beyond the grave.

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Respect for the right of another to be wrong does not mean that the wrong is right

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The biggest difference between Jesus Christ and ethical and moral teachers who have been deified by man. Is that these moralists came to make bad people good. Jesus came to make dead people live!

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In his book Modern Times, the historian Paul Johnson referred to Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini as the three devils of the twentieth century. Interestingly, Nietzshean dogma influenced each of them.

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These days its not just that the line between right and wrong has been made unclear, today Christians are being asked by our culture today to erase the lines and move the fences, and if that were not bad enough, we are being asked to join in the celebration cry by those who have thrown off the restraints religion had imposed upon them. It is not just that they ask we accept, but they now demand of us to celebrate it too.

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We all want Canaan without going through the wilderness.

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We cannot discuss human rights, when we are denying people the right to live.

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Only through repentance and faith in Christ can anyone be saved. No religious activity will be sufficient, only true faith in Jesus Christ alone.

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If God is the author of life, there must be a script.

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Having the answers is not essential to living. What is essential is the sense of God's presence during dark seasons of questioning.

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Beginning well is a momentary thing; finishing well is a lifelong thing

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If you believe in subjective morality, why do you lock your doors at night?

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Unless I understand the Cross, I cannot understand why my commitment to what is right must be precedence over what I prefer.

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Many Christians have so busied themselves with programs and activities that they no longer know how to be silent and meditate on God's word or recognize the mysteries that are in the Person of Christ.

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The ultimate test of any civilization is how we treat the most vulnerable... what we do to our children. Our world has lost its direction.

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It is the resurrection that makes Good Friday good.

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To sustain the belief that there is no God, atheism has to demonstrate infinite knowledge, which is tantamount to saying, “I have infinite knowledge that there is no being in existence with infinite knowledge

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You'll never get to a person's soul until you understand their hurts.

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The mocker will not have the last laugh. You see, dancing on the grave of an extinguished Christianity is farcical at best. Because the grave is empty. And the one who knows the way out of the grave sits in the heavens and laughs.

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Where destruction is the motive, unity is dangerous.

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Everyone - pantheist, atheist, skeptic, polytheist - has to answer these questions: 'Where did I come from? What is life's meaning? How do I define right from wrong and what happens to me when I die?' Those are the fulcrum points of our existence.

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Love is a command, not just a feeling. Somehow, in the romantic world of music and theater we have made love to be what it is not. We have so mixed it with beauty and charm and sensuality and contact that we have robbed it of its higher call of cherishing and nurturing.

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What you applaud you encourage, but beware what you celebrate.

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Isn't it ironic that after 70 years Russia wants God back while we are trying to kick him out?

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