'Criminal, sociopathic, satanic': Christian leaders react to Ravi Zacharias sex abuse report

Jim Denison 

In a blog post, author and cultural apologist Jim Denison acknowledged that when a respected Christian leader like Zacharias falls, it elicits “deep, painful emotions,” embarrassment and anger.

He outlined three steps every biblical Christian should take in response to the revelations “before this story becomes our story tomorrow.”

Christians, he said, must first “grieve” for Zacharias’ victims because every “person he abused is someone made in God’s image and beloved by our Father.”

Biblical Christians must also “expect private sins to become public,” Denison stressed.

The apologist warned that “sin will always take you further than you wanted to go, keep you longer than you wanted to stay and cost you more than you wanted to pay. Always.”

Finally, Denison called those living in secret sin to “repent now.”

“If this could happen to Ravi Zacharias, it can happen to any of us,” Denison said. “If you are living in unrepented sin, you are climbing a ladder that will collapse under you when Satan chooses. Get off it now with confession, repentance, and contrition. Read 1 John 1:9, then claim its truth as God’s promise for your soul.”

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