OPINION (CP) – Ravi Zacharias and Francis Chan addressed the question of whether it’s possible for American Christians — whose faith may be “dulled by affluence and comfort”— to experience God in a similar way to persecuted believers in other parts of the world. During a Q&A session at the 2019 Church Leaders Conference, held at the Zacharias Institute in Alpharetta, Georiga, Zacharias first explained that in America and in other Western nations, comforts are more accessible and affordable than in other parts of the world.
“It’s easy to start climbing up the wrong tree and looking for the fruit on that tree and thinking you have all that you need,” he said. At the same time, Zacharias pointed out that many parts of the world wouldn’t have heard the Gospel if it weren’t for the generosity of American Christians — and that’s often a “forgotten” reality. “I’m one of those who was blessed by the giving in Canada and the United States,” he said. “I came to know the Lord in India, but there were missionaries from Canada and the United States there who reached my parents who reached us. And that’s because the people here have grown up with an attitude of giving as one of America’s greatest gifts.” READ MORE