RAVI ZACHARIAS: Let My People Think: The East & The West, Part 2
(200) EMERGING TRENDS IN THE CHURCH TODAY
EASTERN RELIGIONS & THEIR INFLUENCE ON WESTERN CHRISTIANITY by RAVI ZACHARIAS
Ravi Zacharias, a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, speaks about the increased influence of Eastern Mystical and Religious practices on the Christian Church.
Ravi Zacharias was born in India and in many ways he may be an important person to be speaking about Eastern beliefs and practices. He has made references to early church mystics and other favorites of Emerging Church authors, but it is refreshing to hear his comments now as he shares his concern for the church today –
Ravi Zacharias, as he addresses the EASTERN thought that has been invading the Church states:
“Who would have thought that at this time in western history you’d be listening to terms such as karma, mantra, and chakra? These eastern esoteric-sounding words have become common fare, and individuals such as Deepak Chopra have become self-proclaimed authorities on spirituality leaving many unanswered questions.
But even more troubling, how many of our CHURCHES have sounded forth ideas that are not based in spiritual reality? Join Ravi Zacharias as he explains how the West must be on guard against the infiltration of eastern thought which threatens to redefine language and morality and undermine truth, meaning, and certainty.”
Are we on watch for this incursion – coming into your church today in a subtle manner but widespread across Christianity.