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Ravi Zacharias was a popular Christian evangelist who founded the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in Atlanta.

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Published in Orlando Sentinel on May 20, 2020.
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May 26, 2020
I was a little late about knowing you as an evangelist, a great man of God. I would have learned so much from you when my days were dark but your teachings about our Savior remains and I will continue to learn more about Him because I have you to look up to as a mentor. Thank you so much for all you did to reach out and bring Christ to fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who are searching for answers through the longings of their heart through your gentleness and grace-filled intellect. We know you are with the Lord and I know He is happy to welcome you home. Until we meet in heaven with our God.
Jana P.
Student
May 26, 2020
RIP Sir, I was inspired by your speeches. I am a Hindu.
Sandrasakran Gengan
Acquaintance
May 26, 2020
Ravi, you will be missed, I always liked listening to you, you always had a good message
Patricia Fishback
Acquaintance
May 25, 2020
I listened to your radio program on Christian radio when at home, walking, jogging or on vacation doing the same. Ravi Zacharias ALWAYS made me think about my faith in Jesus Christ and His teachings. You challenged me as a teacher just as you challenged so many college students to look closely at the Bible and the life of Christ and what it means in a personal sense. You were a worker in the spreading of the Gospel message and you did it so well. I will miss you brother on the radio but know that you'll never be forgotten because your teachings will endure the test of time. You can now rest in Christ as your work here on Earth is done. The Lord called you home and now others will continue the Lord's work while you now rest in the Lord. Thank you for such a great man of faith as you certainly helped me be a better Christian. My condolences to all the Zacharias family and friends.
james varone
Teacher
May 25, 2020
Thank you man of God!!
We will miss your voice!!
Hannah Ibrahim
May 25, 2020
My Christian walk has been strengthened by his teachings. I will continue to listen to his messages so that I too can have an answer for my faith in Jesus Christ. My sincere condolences to his family. My heart goes out to them but I have the assurance that God will give you the grace to go on.
Rest in peace my brother
Vilma McIntosh
Teacher
May 25, 2020
I have been so blessed by his testimony, ministry and challenging us to think!
Lyn Shiffer
May 25, 2020
The world has lost a great evangalist and we will miss your voice!!
Johannie Jordaan
Significant_other
May 25, 2020
Now, here was a man that knew the meaning of putting the whole armor of God on.
Rip Ravi.. until that day.
rdw
Friend
May 24, 2020
Thank you for your present. I will meet you in heaven someday.
Deleta Michaud
Acquaintance
May 24, 2020
His ministry was such a blessing. I will continue to learn and grow from the teachings he left behind and know that he said everything that God wanted him to say before taking him home. Thank you Lord for sharing your servant with us.
Deborah
May 24, 2020
Alishia
May 24, 2020
My condolences to the family, giving all honor to God our Family for this precious saint who has blessed so many lives.
God be praise, for the time his life on the earth. Thank you for giving him to us..
Regina Mouton
Sister
May 24, 2020
RAVI, my dear Christian brother, was a great inspiration & teacher to me of the things of God! May God bless his family and give them His supernatural peace & comfort!
Karrie
May 24, 2020
Oh, Ravi zacharias, how God blessed us with your ministry and your genius. You used your gifts wisely and how blessed we are for that. Rest in the presence and beauty of our Lord and Savior.
Joan D'Entremont
May 24, 2020
I have listened to and watched Ravi Zacharias long before Youtube. I have told many of my family and friend about him, his careful delivery of God's word, his kind demeanor with which he spoke to the questioners and others as he shared his life and his experiences to help make the word of God so much more practical, and his devotion to sharing God with everyone of all ages, all walks of life in every corner of the globe. I miss him already, but I am and will continue to be his student even though we've never met and I was never fortunate to sit in an audience to hear him speak. My life has been so impacted by him, and I thank God for him. I am so grateful to God that He was merciful to Ravi and he didn't have to suffer through a long illness and that now he is in the presence of his Savior. I pray for the loving arms of Jesus to be around his beloved wife, his daughters, his grandchildren, his family, and RZIM. Praying for the God of all comfort to continue to show you the love and care during this time. Amen.
Velma Austin
Student
May 24, 2020
Ravi is the intellectual inspiration to my Salvation in JESUS .I SAY IS BECAUSE HE HAS PASSED FROM DEATH TO LIFE BECAUSE OF THE CROSS .WELL DONE BROTHER
KEN LAING
Friend
May 24, 2020
Ravi Zacharias was a great speaker, a great Christian and a great man.
May 24, 2020
Such a sad day for our Christian family here on earth and especially Ravis family. You, Sir, will be missed. Thank you for all the wonderful words of wisdom and hope in sermons, books, radio, internet and recordings. Your dedication and love for the Lord was so strong. You did let your light shine before men, they saw your good works, you always gave God the glory. Rest In Peace - your work on earth is done, but your words about Jesus keep on going.
Kathy King
Friend
May 23, 2020
I listen to you everyday through out the day. you have kept me alive during my most difficult times. god bless you. I will miss everything about you Scott dimicco
scott Dimicco
May 23, 2020
I want Margie, Sarah, Naomi and Nathan to know how sorry I am for their loss. I never had an opportunity to meet Ravi in person but I felt like he was a close friend. I listened to his podcasts on the local radio station every chance I could. I so looked forward to hearing and learning from his messages. Because of my selfish nature I sit here with tears pouring down my face, I want to continue to hear his voice and and learn more about my Lord and Savior through ways only Ravi could teach using love and compassion. But in my heart I am so happy for him because he is no longer in any pain and he is now with Jesus!
Tamie Hunter
Friend
May 23, 2020
Your messages always reached deep into my heart and soul. I was not a Christian until 58 yrs old so tou helped nr grow in grace and love. I am now a ordained minister teaching others. May GOd hold tour family thru these trying days.
May 23, 2020
I am so sorry for our loss -- he was such a teacher, such a defender of Christianity, such an inspiration! I am in shock. Once again we are reminded to live and relish each moment God gives to us! ( I watched "Let my people think" most every Sunday).
Wilma Bartman
Friend
May 23, 2020
My heart is broken over the death of Mr. Zechariah. I heard him speak on occasion and it was like God himself had read your mind and was giving you words of knowledge to help you. But I know that Ravi is at home with Jesus now and so I am happy about that, but I will miss his words of knowledge.
Faith Bays
Friend
May 23, 2020
I am only a listener of him. I have listened to Pastor Ravi for years. He has always had a radio ministry since I can remember listening to Christian radio. I am old now too and hope for our Lord to soon rapture. Ravi has helped me find my way many times and I love him. I will see you in paradise my friend and teacher.


Dair Lee
Sister
May 23, 2020
WE met many years ago in Kenya both stayed at the Stanley Hotel in rooms across the hall chatted in the dining room before catching our flight back to US
Terry & Pamela Bosgra
Friend
May 23, 2020
Yo he crecido y me he deleitado en escuchar y leer a Ravi, Dios lo ungió para su obra de.evangelización, como un hombre de valor que fue, El Señor lo probó y le dio la pronta sanidad a su lado, hoy descansa en El, aunque nos dejó su ausencia. Que Dios les de fortaleza y sabiduría para continuar con su ministerio.
consuelo Meneses
Significant Other
May 23, 2020
I learned so much from your zeal and fearlessness from your teachings. Now I bet you have bowed before our King and Savior first, then maybe a big hug from Nabeel...
Donna Palazzo-giorgio
Acquaintance
May 23, 2020
I am grateful for RZIM ministries. When I had question about suffering, looking and relating with at individual, or just questions about relating to people of different faiths and love. I would often google Ravi on utube. For such a time as this I remember he addressed questions to audiences about different beliefs and denominations. Loved when he said if you have a bottle, it does not matter what label it is. If it is empty, it is empty. Grace in Jesus Christ come down from the Father. May Ravis confident hope in Christ comfort your family and may the work of RZIM continue to reach others mind heart soul with leap into faith.
Dana Schlup
May 23, 2020
My wife and I first heard Ravi on the radio and were awestruck at his brilliant discussions of the Christian message he shared with the world. We would often listen to his RZIM programs and felt he had become a major mentor for both of us in our Christian beliefs. He leaves a legacy unmatched in Christian Evangelism for its clarity and sound arguments. He will be missed by the faithful followers but will live on in our memories for the rest of our lives. We are sure that the Angels are singing while the world weeps at his loss. Gene and Judy Shippen
Eugene Shippen
Friend
May 23, 2020
May God be with the Zacharias family in their time of need.
May 23, 2020
I never met the man but through his messages he became my mentor. Heaven rejoices as the world mourns - thank you Ravi for letting us share your life. It was indeed an honour sir to listen to you.
Derek DCosta
May 23, 2020
Condolences from Romania. Ravi Zacharias was a great speaker, a great Christian and a great man.
Stefan
May 23, 2020
Thank you for all your winderful sermons, videos and books. A race well run now back home safely. Mission accomplished.
Vee Lindolent
Student
May 23, 2020
I was priveleged to go to one of Ravi Zacarias's meetings in Atlanta, GA. What an eye opening event! So many came to the mike to make what he was saying, into something mocking, however, he never answered in anything other than a loving, knowledgeable tone. He knew WHO God is and wanted everyone else to know the same. He was wonderful in turning a mocker into someone questioning his/her own thoughts on God. He will be missed but his ministry will go on. Praying for peace and comfort to his family and friends!
Diane Fox
May 23, 2020
Thank you Ravi for for being a breath of fresh air every time I listen to your messages and with a great sense of humor added to that. You always answer questions with tact and respect as you present them the Gospel. Thank you for showing me what it is to be a true follower of Jesus. You will be terribly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Susan Wreh
May 23, 2020
I am so thankful for all Ravi Zacharias has taught me about apologetics and thinking deeply about the things of God. I never met him, but like millions of others, have listened to many of his speeches and will continue to learn from him even now that he is with our Savior in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Diane Dvorak
Student
May 23, 2020
Touched more lives than anyone will ever know!
Marjorie Bill
May 23, 2020
Rav Zachariadis. You inspire me. I would be glued to your talks on the existence of God. You have left a void in this world, but we know that you are in a better place with Your Lord. May he shower you with may crowns on judgement day. RIP dear brother in Yeshua.
Sybil Dube
Acquaintance
May 23, 2020
I only heard of Ravi last year and instantly became an admirer of his wisdom and passion for the word. And great his wit and humor. I was sad that he was in pain, but no more. He is home now and there is no more pain or debating, only praising! I pray that our Lord and saviour will comfort your family and friends. God bless.
Ante Grizelj
Family
May 23, 2020
Thank you Pastor Ravi for mentoring me through your online messages on defending the gospel of Jesus. You are a blessing to to the online community of students and we are forever thankful to God for giving us such a brilliant and explosive apologist like you. I pray for your family and loved ones and the ministries you left behind - may your gift of teaching Christians to stand solid on their faith continue through them and inspire many forthcoming generations. We love you.
Lorna Calumpang
Student
May 23, 2020
Praise God for the man who could reach out to the high minded humanity with the teachings of the gospel of grace of the lowly Jesus
Jemima Beryl Mohankumar
Significant_other
May 23, 2020
I Thank God for you and the precious gift God gave you.
Juan Moreno
Friend
May 23, 2020
Thankful to know he is now fave to face and looking upon our LORDs face! Amen!
Jan & Jesse Doyle
Friend
May 23, 2020
The world was blessed to have such a man who thought more of winning people's lives to Christ, rather than winning the argument or debate.

I believe he has inspired a new generation of 'thinking Christians'. Thank God Almighty for men like him.

Ravi will be very much missed.
Dianne Prather-Tuskes
May 22, 2020
Jesus has welcomed you into His heavenly home with these words. Welcome my good and faithful servant. Thank you for the legacy of knowledge and inspiration you have left behind. You will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Dr. Ravi
Dr. Noel Ramalingam
Acquaintance
May 22, 2020
Over the many years of listening to Dr. Ravi Zacharias, I have learned more about how to think about my faith in God, and how to walk daily with Christ Jesus while serving Him. My prayers are with the family during the days ahead.
Rev. James Richardson
James Richardson
Friend
May 22, 2020
My husband and I have always loved the preaching of Ravi. He was a true man of God. We are seeing many of our christian brothers and sisters going home. Some day soon we will all be in the presence of God forever. The Lord be with his family at this time.
Cortland and Linda Bryant
Friend
May 22, 2020
My condolences to Ravis family and everyone affected by his death. May The Presence of God surround you! May His Mighty Right Hand comfort . and Rest upon you . May His Memory live on!
Marie-Josee Augustin
May 22, 2020
Ravi was a father in absentia to me. His stability and unchallengeable spiritual logic fully certified my own faith. He ran the race. I am stronger because of him.
Pamela Ayres
Student
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