Ravi Zacharias recently appeared on The Ben Shapiro for an hour-long interview covering topics from suffering to autonomy and human rights. There has been a great amount of social media chatter and news coverage.
I’d encourage you to listen through the entire interview, as there are many great topics. Here are a few quotes I found especially powerful,
The most important phrase to me is 'I am the Lord your God that brought you out of the land of Egypt … redemption is prior to righteousness and righteousness leads one to worship. So when you get to Exodus 20 and you are reading that beautiful moral law and then you move five chapters later and you move into the tabernacle and the framework of reference, I think it is the change of heart that is the only answer to the moral framework.
What happens in the first three chapters of Genesis happens in this world every day … On the one hand we claim to be autonomous, but when it goes wrong we blame someone else.
The perfection of the law was not violated but performed and endorsed [through Christ] … He goes to the cross- the redemptive factor of the purist paying for the impure.
[David, when repenting for his sin] says, ‘Against and you only have I sinned.’ Sin is a vertical thing. Morality can very easily become a horizontal term … [The prodigal son] says, ‘I have sinned against heaven and against you.’ In that order.
Additionally, several news outlets have summarized the interview,
- As our world becomes more polarized, how does this discussion illustrate how to disagree well?
- How do Ravi’s definitions of ‘morality’ and ‘sin’ contrast with other approaches to these topics?
- How could this podcast help you start good conversations with your friends?