Does this generation really want the truth? Part 1 – a message especially for (University) students

Narration for video below byRavi Zacharias, visiting scholar at Cambridge University,and  frequent speaker to University students at Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford.

His ministry’s vision is fourfold: Evangelism, Apologetics, Spiritual Disciplines, and Training that comes alongside the Church or concerned Christians worldwide so that the mandate of I Peter 3:15 might be fulfilled—to set apart Christ in our hearts as Lord and always be prepared to give a reason for the hope that is within us, with gentleness and respect, all for the glory of God.

NARRATION (from video) PART 1- The problem in Universities

What has happened to truth in our day? Where did we lose out, where did we go wrong? What has become the malady that best describes why we are on the wrong track? This arena of lies and falsehood where we are risking the whole next generation with a false sense of entitlement.

Skepticism is the hallmark of University education today. You can go to campus after campus and they deny even the very possibility of ‘knowing’. Fascinating, isn’t it? You come out of the University education at the end of it basically saying, “You cannot believe anything! You cannot know anything!

Intent is prior to content. Question is: Does this generation really want the truth? Revelation displaced by reason. Truth subverted by agnosticism. Rationalism fails, existentialism fails and lastly the propositionalism (is) replaced by the visual.

This is possibly the darkest reality of our time. So the young scholar sitting before the professional lectern is absolutely convinced that truth is nearly relative and what has happened is that he (the young scholar) has lost sight of the fact of what Jesus said about the eye. He said, “Let your eye be single, the eye is the lamp of the body”. William Blake put it in these words, “This life’s dim windows of the soul distorts the heavens from pole to pole and goads you to believe a lie, when you see ‘with’ and not ‘through’ the eye”.

We are meant to see through the eye with the conscience, we are told to see ‘with the eye’ devoid of a conscience.  And in reality, nothing is so beautiful as the good, nothing so monotonous and boring as evil, but in our imagination it’s the other way around; ‘fictional evil’ is very intriguing, attractive and full of charm. The poles have been reversed, good has become boring, evil has become intriguing.

Author of Video shows Names of Persons and Locations mentioned in Bible verses, and pictures of artifacts from archaeological digs which centuries  later proved the existence of aforementioned.

Part 2 is coming tomorrow.

5 comentarii (+add yours?)

  1. angela
    dec. 28, 2010 @ 22:06:30

    M-am gändit cä e adevärat
    cäci tinerii si noi toti trebuie sä stim adevärul si cum acesta e foarte complex….voi reda mai jos 2 linck-uri care pe mine m-au ajutat foarte mult in cälätoria mea spre Impärätie….
    si „Scäparea din gaura neagrä”:
    …si dacä consideri(ati)cä sunt eficiente pot sä vä trimit si altle in viitor referitoare la alte teme……
    si pentru cä sunt unii care nu cunosc bine sau deloc limba romänä voi trece si traducerea ,care nu imi apartine ci e luatä de pe net,deci scuze de micile diferente…

    I think that is true for she young and we all need to know the truth and how it will play is very complex …. linckia below 2 sites that have helped me greatly in my journey to the kingdom .. .. and "escape from the black hole": # … and if think (you) that are effective and can also send altle in the future on other topics ……
    and there are some who do not know well or at all will pass Romanian language and translation, which is not mine but taken from the net, so excuse the slight differences …….

    • rodi
      dec. 29, 2010 @ 03:54:34

      Angela, ma bucur ca ai gasit blogul si sper ca te vei bucura citind pagini aici la noi. Iti multumesc pentru recomandari. Mi-am facut un caiet in care imi notez toate recomandarile ca sa imi fac timp sa ma uit si sa citesc ce este folositor si ce are ajuta la subiectele abordate aici. Deja am mai primit recomandari foarte bune, iti multumesc!

      • angela
        dec. 29, 2010 @ 12:24:23

        Iti voi trimite pe e-mail lucruri interesante dar sä nu uiti cuvintele intelepte din 1Tes.5:21
        „Cercetati toate lucrurile si pästrati ce este bun”

        Dar pänä atunci sä mai servim niste „präjituri”:
        Marile dureri sunt mute – Les grandes douleurs sont muettes (Vauvenargues). Omul care sufera cu adevarat nu-si etaleaza lacrimile si nu-si afiseaza durerea. Perpessius, intr-o cronica literara, scrie: „Marile dureri, se spune, sunt mute si totusi…tortura, chiar Inchizitia, a filtrat nu o data gemetele sufletesti in cantece”.
        Distanta dintre omul onest si omul abil se micsoreaza pe zi ce trece si este pe cale de a disparea.
        (La Bruyere)

        Cei rai sunt totdeuna surprinsi de a gasi abilitate la cei buni. (Vauvenargues)

        Abilitatea este ocazia apropiata a înselatoriei; de la una la alta pasul e alunecator; minciuna constitue singura deosebire dintre ele; daca-i adaugata la abilitate, avem înselatoria. (La Bruyere – “Les Caracteres”)

  2. Gabi Bogdan
    dec. 29, 2010 @ 00:37:31

    What he said is scary. But what scares me the most , is that we , in our churches do not know what is right and what is wrong, Things that were considered wrong by the secular societity , are not wrong anymore in churches. Dancing styles and sounds and attitudes that 50 years ago were banned from TV , we are watching them on Christian chanels now. So , who is wrong than? The seculars 50 years ago? Or us? What Christians put on when they go to the beach, 40 years ago you would have been arrested and sent to jail for indecency . What is the most asked question these days in our churches? Este oare pacat sa fac…( fill in the blanks). the same old question , Did God really say…..

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