The hashtag #ThankYouRavi has been trending on Twitter for about 24 hours now.
The hashtag was created for people to share tributes and show their appreciation to Ravi Zacharias for the impact that he has had on their lives.
Ravi Zacharias is a world-renowned Christian apologist and evangelist. As a defender of the Christian faith, he has stood in debates with atheists, sceptics and adherents of other religions, presenting the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Ravi Zacharias has been battling cancer of the spine for some time now. A recent update of his health by his daughter, Sarah Davis, sparked the tributes that are being posted on social media now.
According to the statement released by her daughter, the area where the cancer metastasized has worsened.
“His oncologist informed us that this cancer is very rare in its aggression and that no options for further treatment remain. Medically speaking, they have done all they are able,” the statement added.
With people talking a lot about Ravi Zacharias now, we have put together some facts about him.
Here are five facts about Ravi Zacharias:
He was born in India
Ravi Zacharias was born on March 26, 1946, in Madras, India. His family moved to Delhi when he was quite young and he grew up there. and moved to Canada with his family 20 years later.
He was an atheist
Zacharias reveals he was an atheist until the age of 17 when he tried to commit suicide by swallowing poison. However, the scripture in John Chapter 14, specifically, John 14:19 which states “Because I live, you also will live” was what made him commit his life to Christ.
He is married with 3 children
In May 1972, Zacharias married Margaret “Margie” Reynolds, whom he met at his church’s youth group. They have three children.
He is a renowned author
He has authored over twenty books, one is titled “Can Man Live Without God,” which won the Gold Medallion. Several of his books have been translated into various languages including Russian, Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Spanish.
He is the founder and board chairman of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM)
Zacharias founded his Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) in 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia. RZIM has grown into a global team of speakers with offices throughout the world in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Africa, the United Kingdom, Spain, Romania, Turkey, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Austria, Germany, Macedonia, and Switzerland.
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