Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi has assured that he has not lost hope that God will defy the odds and author a miracle in order to heal him from advanced stage stomach cancer.
Qureshi, an ex-Muslim author and former speaker with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, posted an update on his YouTube vlog on Wednesday telling his followers that he still believes God will use his medical condition to glorify His name.
The vlog update came after Zacharias posted a heartfelt tribute to Qureshi on his website in which he explained that Qureshi attended the recent RZIM itinerant team meeting in Atlanta to say his “preliminary goodbye” to RZIM team members last Monday just in case his health condition take a serious turn for the worse before the next time they are able to meet again for the next team meeting.
“Their next itinerant team meeting isn’t until the following year. So, I just wanted to make sure while I was there that I got to say goodbye to the people I love because I love the speaking team,” Qureshi said. “There are people there on the team that are like brothers and sisters to me and Dr. Zacharias is like a spiritual father to me. So, I wanted to make sure we had a good, proper chance, in case the worse should happen, to say goodbye.”
“Lots of them are very busy. They travel over 100 days a year. It’s very difficult for them to come out,” he added. “I just wanted to make sure that I was able to say to them, ‘Should the worse happen, I am here.'”
Qureshi, who is believed to have about a 1 percent chance of survival after scans recently revealed that radiation hasn’t worked, said he received many calls and messages from people asking if he had given up hope after Zacharias posted his tribute on Monday.
“No, I haven’t given up hope. I really, truly, honestly do believe that I will be healed, against all medical odds, all medical statistics,” Qureshi said. “I believe that God’s intent is to glorify Himself through my miraculous healing.”
Qureshi explained the context of the meeting with the RZIM team, saying that the meeting happened just days after he found out that his cancer had metastasized and treatment hadn’t worked.
“When the results came back and the scan and they saw that my cancer had spread into my chest, I was really distraught and it was right after that that I met with the team,” Qureshi said. “So the context of that meeting was that — the most recent scan. They were very gracious. By the way, I haven’t worked with RZIM since I was diagnosed. I haven’t been able to do any work at all. I have spoken at a few places here and there. Otherwise, I hadn’t really had a job since August.”
“Seeing them last Monday was my first time seeing almost all of them since August. It was a very emotional time. I had just received the news from the radiation results that hadn’t worked,” he added. “I told them, ‘I am hoping in the Lord. God can and still could do a miracle. I am actually hoping for Him to do a miracle and believe He will. But, in case He does not, this may be the last time I will see you.'”
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SOURCE: The Christian Post