(ChurchLeaders) As Christians continue to grapple with the appalling news about Ravi Zacharias’s true character, one of the questions many are asking is: Should we pull all Ravi Zacharias books from publication? Not surprisingly, how leaders answer this question is closely tied to how they perceive the severity of the apologist’s crimes.
“I find it quite alarming that a church leader’s reaction to learning that a man committed sexual assault was, ‘But let’s not be too hard on him – that totally could have been me doing that crime, after all,’” said author and speaker Tanya Marlow. “I noted that among the Christian leaders who said this, there were no women.”
Zacharias’s actions, which were horrific and premeditated over a period of many years, should not be compared to the average person’s temptation to sin, said Marlow. “We all lie sometimes, we all lose our temper sometimes, we all fall short of the glory of God. We do not all torture people. We do not all rape women. We do not all so much as feel tempted to sexually abuse others.”