We interact with a question from the listening audience, "Is Ravi Zacharias in heaven?" This initiates a conversation on judging. There are times at which the church is called to judge, and other times where it would be better not to judge. But, we are called not to be a "respecter of persons" when it comes to judging. By a biblical standard, some sins are more egregious in the sight of God than others. We fall into a trap when we go with the world's standard of judging—whether it be the sexual sins of Martin Luther King Jr., or those of Ravi Zacharias.
Great Sermon! In hell, 1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
where is his repentance for these sins?
King David repented, we see no such repentance with Ravi.
Kevin Swanson has served as elder and pastor of Reformation Church, OPC since its inception. Kevin was raised on the mission field in Japan in the 1960's and 1970's. Together with his wife Brenda, they are bringing up five children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord....