Renowned Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias has been invited to speak at Brigham Young University and the Mormon Temple in Utah. The public will be able to watch live.
Zacharias shared on his Facebook post Thursday about being invited to Utah to speak with the LDS church community:
When asked about my goals for visiting with the LDS community here, I said that I hope in our discussions we come to a Biblical understanding of who Jesus is. I always want to leave the door open for dialogue and show everyone the love of Christ, and I hope that through the process of interaction, we will arrive at the truth.
I’m grateful for the courage that the LDS church leadership has demonstrated in inviting someone like me, and I’m very honored by their kindness!
Watch Live: Ravi Zacharias at Brigham Young University
Friday, January 17, 2014 – 12:00pm-1:00pm (MST)
Title: What Does It Mean To Be Human?
Dr. Ravi Zacharias will speak on what it means to be human as he believes faith, family, and society cannot be fully appreciated until this question is first answered.
Watch Live: Ravi Zacharias at the Mormon Tabernacle
Saturday, January 18, 2014 – 6:30pm-8:30pm (MST)
Title: Lessons from History: Building A Nation Under God
Dr. Ravi Zacharias will speak on the centrality of the Word of God as the guide for personal conduct, true freedom, and building a nation under God.
Ravi Zacharias’ ministry shared on Jan. 13 with supporters online:
This week I will be traveling to Utah with our team for a series of high profile public events and private meetings. I have been invited to speak at Brigham Young University in Provo on Friday and at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City on Saturday. The gospel for which we stand is what we will present and represent. It is an extraordinary privilege the organizers have given to me, and I am grateful for these open doors.
These are not the kinds of settings we get popular for, but these are the kinds of settings where we are called to go. As apologists we take the message to places we deem the most important, in order to not only explain the gospel but also to defend it. We may not agree with the theology of many places we go, yet we go where we think the need is the greatest.
I never compromise the message, and I accepted the invitations in Utah on two conditions: that I could choose the topics on which to speak, and that I could bring my own musical guest. Fernando Ortega will accompany me and provide the music, and I will be speaking on the topics as outlined below.
As RZIM enters our 30th year as a ministry, we are reminded that our goal must always be the glory of God. Please do pray for wisdom for me and for our team as we navigate these challenging times. We are grateful for your continued support as we seek to articulate the beauty and credibility of the gospel of Jesus Christ in influential settings across this country and around the world. (source: http://www.rzim.org/rzim-news/ravi-zacharias-at-byu-and-the-mormon-tabernacle/)