I can’t tell you how much my heart aches to type in the URL RZIM.org and view the picked-clean skeleton Ravi Zacharias website that now is vs. the vibrant repository of educational and evangelistic materials that it used to be. As someone who has spent decades supporting the ministry, it’s devastating to see the scorched-earth effects that Zacharias’ wrongs have had on everything and everyone around him, including the shutdown of Wellspring International, the charitable arm of the group, which did so much good.
Beyond the head shaking, cries of hypocrisy and how-could-this-have-happened questions lies a critical and deeper lesson for all of us who claim to be followers of Christ. Being not the sharpest knife in the drawer, it took me a while to wrap my head around it, but with a little help from a friend, I finally reached the understanding on the matter I was seeking.
A lesson in truth
When I struggle with something, I do what all of us should do: turn to someone way smarter than me. In this regard, I’m a little like John Piper who, referring to getting instruction, said, “all my best friends are dead men.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Robin Schumacher