Jesus Among Secular Gods

9:30 AM October 10, 2018 at Student Union Foster Ballroom, MSU

In this talk, Ravi Zacharias will defend the absolute claims of Christ against modern belief in the "secular gods" of atheism, scientism, relativism, and others by presenting compelling evidence for absolute truth as found in the Bible.

The rise of these secular gods presents the most serious challenge to the absolute claims of Christ since the founding of Christianity itself. The Christian worldview has not only been devalued and dismissed by modern culture, but its believers are openly ridiculed as irrelevant. In this talk, Ravi Zacharias will challenge the popular "isms" of the day, skillfully pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for revealed absolute truth as found in Jesus. This talk will be fresh, insightful, and important, and faces head on today's most urgent challenges to Christian faith. It will help seekers to explore the claims of Christ and will provide Christians with the knowledge to articulate why they believe that Jesus stands tall above all other gods.

This event is free and open to all.

Parking Information

There are serveral options; online visitor passes, Old Main Academic Center Packing Garage (148 space), and Metered parking near Union. Please refer to the University's vistor parking page.

If you would like to use the SMART transit service, please consider parking at the following locations.


For those who park at St Joseph Catholic Church, please park at the parking lot behind the church building. For more information about the SMART transit, please refer to Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit service .

(Update) The recorded video is uploaded. The video is available until Dec. 31 2018.

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Speaker: Ravi Zacharias

When former skeptic and seventeen-year-old Ravi Zacharias heard the words of Jesus in John 14:19, “Because I live, you also will live,” the trajectory of his life changed forever. In a time of helplessness and unbelief—when he was on a bed of suicide—the truth of Scripture brought hope to Zacharias, and he committed his life to Christ. Earlier in John 14, Jesus says, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” This verse has become the cornerstone of Zacharias’s ultimate mission as a Christian apologist and evangelist: to present and defend the truth of Jesus Christ that others may find life in Him. At age 72 he remains committed to his calling to represent the gospel of Jesus Christ through historical, philosophical, and moral foundations and to defend it against objectors with grace, clarity, and coherency. He has laid the framework of the truth of the gospel to millions of people in more than 70 countries, including on the campuses of some of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Zacharias is Founder and President of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, which seeks to reach and challenge those who shape culture with the credibility of the gospel of Jesus Christ. RZIM has sixteen offices throughout the world, including an apologetics training center, the Zacharias Institute, at its headquarters in Atlanta. Zacharias has authored or edited over 25 books in the fields of theology, apologetics, comparative religion, and philosophy. He and his wife, Margie, have three grown children. They reside in Atlanta.