World-renowned Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, 74, passed away in his home in Atlanta on May 19, 2020, from a rare form of cancer in his spine.
Zacharias announced earlier this year that he was suffering from severe pain in his spine and would undergo surgery. A malignant tumour of the sacrum called sarcoma was discovered in March 2020.
He battled the disease with the help of top doctors, but his daughter announced less than two weeks ago that no further medical treatments were available.
The apologist founded his international apologetics ministry, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), in 1984, and has been widely sought after for decades for his eloquent answers to life’s biggest questions.
Zacharias was a prolific author, debater, and academic throughout his life, reaching sceptics with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
“It was his Savior, Jesus Christ, that my dad always wanted most to talk about. Even in his final days, until he lacked the energy and breath to speak, he turned every conversation to Jesus and what the Lord had done. He perpetually marvelled that God took a 17-year-old sceptic, defeated in hopelessness and unbelief, and called him into a life of glorious hope and belief in the truth of Scripture—a message he would carry across the globe for 48 years.” his daughter, Sarah Davis said.
Zacharias is survived by his wife of 48 years, Margie; daughters, Sarah and Naomi; son, Nathan; and five grandchildren.
source: CBN News
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