The Christian community here in the Salt Lake City area is just buzzing with excitement that Ravi Zacharius is coming to speak next weekend. Not only are the Christians excited about Ravi's visit but the mormons are excited as well. It seems that they rate him right up there with C. S. Lewis. Ravi is the first Christian evangelical to preach in the Tabernacle since the late 1800's when D. L. Moody was invited to preach.
I can remember when we first arrived here in "the valley" (24 years ago last month) and began learning more and more about the mormon religion. It came as such a total shock to my system when I found out that they love C. S. Lewis. I could not fathom then, nor can I now, how they can read C.S. Lewis and stay a mormon! The same goes for reading or hearing Ravi and I am sure it would have applied to D. L. Moody if I could have listened to him preach back then. I do believe that we will continue to see more and more of the mormon doctrine being "replaced" or watered down as they seek to be accepted by the Christian faith.
Would you join me in praying for the hearts of the people who will be listening to Ravi speak? May the Holy Spirit be softening hearts to hear Truth presented and pray also for the ones who desire to know the Truth that they will not let anything stand in their way of coming to know Him!