Millions of Christians around the world are worried about the health condition of Indian born Canadian-American evangelical apologist Dr Ravi Zacharias. Ravi Zachariah authored many Christian books, including the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s Gold Medallion Book Award winner can live without God? theology and doctrine” Christian bestsellers light in the Shadow of Jihad and The Grand Weaver.
Dr Ravi who has publicly defended the Christian faith since he was converted at 17 years of age had on Tuesday announced that he has received a terminal medical report.
Is Ravi Zacharias dead? Did he die? – Information posted on social media by her daughter Sarah proves he is alive but battling with cancer.
On May Ravi’s eldest daughter who is the CEO of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), Sarah released an official statement on her Father’s health condition. Sarah revealed in the statment that the tumor in her father’s Sacrum has been responding to the chemotheraphy but the area where the cancer metastasized has actually worsened.
Read Below The Full Update On Dr Ravi Health Condition
Today RZIM’s CEO, Sarah Davis, shared this update on Ravi Zacharias with our global staff:
Thank you so much for your faithful prayers for my dad and for my family in recent months as he has undergone back surgery and treatment for cancer. Truly, words fail to convey the depths of our gratitude for your many expressions of love.
We have just learned that while the tumor in my dad’s sacrum has been responding to the chemotherapy, the area where the cancer metastasized has actually 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.
Ravi, Margie, and Naomi are returning from Houston and will remain at home in Atlanta, where our family can be together for whatever time the Lord gives us.
We are so grateful to God for His goodness and His love that we have seen evidenced in so many ways. The love and care that you have given to us is one of the most beautiful expressions of God’s kindness. We are deeply grateful for the care of the medical teams at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the friendship and love of those who served and cared so faithfully and came alongside in many generous and unexpected ways.
After many weeks of separation, our family is anxious to spend time together. You are also our family. We love you and are grateful to share these thin places with you. Thank you for what each of you do to faithfully support my dad’s work and calling, and to advance the cause of evangelism around the world.
We know that God has purposed and numbered each of our days, and only He knows how many more Ravi will experience on this earth. One day, likely sooner than later, we will be serving without our beloved founder, though I know his love and legacy will convict and inspire us to service of his Lord even greater than we have seen before.
While we are full of so many emotions, we are also at peace, resting in the truth that God knows all and sees all and is sovereign and good. I think of the great joy my dad will have, and I am comforted.
Thank you for taking this journey with us, and as always, for your faithful prayers.
With much love and on behalf of Ravi, Margie, Naomi, and Nathan,
CEO of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries”
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Thank you, @lecrae @louiegiglio @timtebow. ・・・ #Repost @timtebow ・・・ One of the special times of my life today seeing Ravi at his bedside and sharing what he has meant to me, and how much he’s inspired me. I would love for y’all to use the hashtag #ThankYouRavi to share what Ravi has meant to you – you can film your own video or post a comment here with the hashtag… thank you for helping encourage Ravi and his family in this time!
Zacharias Surgery Underwent A Spinal Surgery
Zacharias earlier this year announced that he would be undergoing emergency spinal repair surgery after pain proved severe since two previous spinal surgeries. Days after Zacharias underwent the surgery, his wife Margie posted an update, describing his recovery as progressing “at a slower pace than he expected”.
On March 13, Dr Zacharias made another official announcement on his health
“March 13, Zacharias made the official announcement: “We have learned in the past week that a biopsy taken during the procedure revealed that I have a malignant tumor on my sacrum – a very rare cancer called Sarcoma. Indeed, we now know this is the cause of my extreme pain. In the past few days, we have been meeting with specialists to determine the next course of action. They will wait until I am fully healed from the back surgery, and in 4-5 weeks, will begin treatment to shrink the tumor.”
What people are saying on social about how Dr Ravi touched their lives
@RaviZacharias I discovered your ministry years ago through your books. Thank you for shaping my thinking about the word of God, for modeling care, compassion, and empathy for those struggling with difficult questions, and their faith. God bless you and your family.#ThankYouRavi
— LaToya V. Wells (@LaToyaVWells) May 13, 2020
I attended Ravi Zacharias’ talk last year here in Tokyo. I needed to be in the front, and did Facebook live of the event so the people back home (Philippines) can watch it. Hearing him speak is always an intellectual and spiritual treat. (1)
— Joyce L (@joycelinay) May 13, 2020
Dr Ravi, you have availed yourself to be used by God to impact uncountable lives, mine included. Helping to answer very difficult questions about life and faith and about God Himself. I am grateful to God for your life and your family and I pray God’s Will alone will be done. 🙏🏾
— REUBEN (@_KoBena) May 13, 2020
I’ve read your sermons, heard your messages and I love the humor and sincerity in you, you have impacted me a whole lot and just want to say thank you and I promise to tell my children about your impact in my life.
#ThankYouRavi @RaviZacharias #LoveFromNigeria pic.twitter.com/m4s9HhBC96
— 🇴 🇷 🇹 🇭 🇴 🇵 🇷 🇦 🇽 🇾 Is Out 👇 🇳🇬 (@MRSEB2) May 13, 2020
Few Things You Need To Know About Dr Ravi Zacharias
Born on 26th March 1946 in Madras, India, Ravi Zacharias is an Indian-born Canadian-American Christian apologist.
Dr Ravi Zacharias is the founder and chairman of the board of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) and host of the radio programs Let My People Think and Just Thinking.
At age 17 when he was an atheist, Dr Ravi Zacharias tried to commit suicide by swallowing poison. While he was in the hospital, a local Christian worker brought him a Bible and told his mother to read to him from John 14.
In 1966, Zacharias immigrated with his family to Canada.
After graduating from Ontario Bible College, he began an itinerant ministry with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada (C&MA).