Ravi Zacharias on Eastern Thought Invading the Church

There has never been a time when I regretted pausing during my day to listen to Ravi Zacharias and today is no exception. Listen as he addresses the eastern thought that has been invading the Church.

“Who would have thought that at this time in western history you’d be listening to terms such as karma, mantra, and chakra? These eastern esoteric-sounding words have become common fare, and individuals such as Deepak Chopra have become self-proclaimed authorities on spirituality leaving many unanswered questions.

But even more troubling, how many of our churches have sounded forth ideas that are not based in spiritual reality? Join Ravi Zacharias as he explains how the West must be on guard against the infiltration of eastern thought which threatens to redefine language and morality and undermine truth, meaning, and certainty.”

Let My People Think: The East & The West, Part 1

Let My People Think: The East & The West, Part 2


  • Self-proclaimed spiritual gurus including Deepak Chopra
  • How eastern thought is affecting western apologetics
  • The components of a good apologetic:

3 tests for truth:

1.  logical consistency   2.  empirical adequacy   3.  experiential relevance

4 questions that have to be answered:

1.  origin   2.  meaning   3.  morality   4.  destiny

5 disciplines that have to be understood:

1.  God (theology)   2.  reality (metaphysics)   3.  knowledge (epistemology)   4.  morality (ethics)   5.  humankind (anthropology)

  • Where is Jesus Christ in all of this?

See also: Deepak Chopra’s Worldview Defeats Itself

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