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Doctor says Ravi Zacharias is out of treatment options for rare cancer

Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias may be nearing the end of his battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer in his spine. For three decades he has been one of the most popular Christian authors in the world, writing extensively on theology and morality. Those who read or listen to him say he offers a rational and nuanced explanation that resonates with people amid growing skepticism and hostility towards Christianity.

“Thank you so much for your faithful prayers for my dad and for my family in recent months,” his daughter Sarah Davis said. “And he has undergone back surgery and treatment for cancer. Truly, words fail to convey the depths of our gratitude for your many expressions of love.”

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Thank you for your faithful prayers. God is with us. ・・・ #Repost @rzimhq ・・・ Today RZIM’s CEO, @SarahDavisrzim, shared this update on @ravizacharias with our global staff. “Thank you so much for your faithful prayers for my dad and for my family in recent months as he has undergone back surgery and treatment for cancer. Truly, words fail to convey the depths of our gratitude for your many expressions of love. We have just learned that while the tumor in my dad’s sacrum has been responding to the chemotherapy, the area where the cancer metastasized has actually worsened. His oncologist informed us that this cancer is very rare in its aggression and that no options for further treatment remain. Medically speaking, they have done all they are able. Ravi, Margie, and Naomi are returning from Houston and will remain at home in Atlanta, where our family can be together for whatever time the Lord gives us. While we are full of so many emotions, we are also at peace, resting in the truth that God knows all and sees all and is sovereign and good.” . . . You can read the full update on our blog (link in profile). Thank you for taking this journey with us.

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A malignant tumor of the sacrum called sarcoma was discovered in March.

“We have just learned that while the tumor in my dad’s sacrum has been responding to the chemotherapy, the area where the cancer metastasized has actually worsened,” she said. “His oncologist informed us that this cancer is very rare in its aggression and that no options for further treatment remain. Medically speaking, they have done all they are able.”

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The family is returning to Atlanta after his latest medical visit to Houston. Davis indicated that his medical treatments are at an end, and the family will cherish whatever time they have left with this great leader of the Christian faith. “After many weeks of separation, our family is anxious to spend time together,” she said.

Zacharias, 73, founded his international apologetics ministry, RZIM, in 1984, and has been widely sought after for decades for his eloquent answers to life’s biggest questions. He’s been a prolific author, debater, and academic throughout his life.

“We know that God has purposed and numbered each of our days, and only He knows how many more Ravi will experience on this earth,” Davis said. “One day, likely sooner than later, we will be serving without our beloved founder, though I know his love and legacy will convict and inspire us to service of his Lord even greater than we have seen before. While we are full of so many emotions, we are also at peace, resting in the truth that God knows all and sees all and is sovereign and good. I think of the great joy my dad will have and I am comforted.”

–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice

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