Jesus among Secular Gods
– Video Rent (for individual viewing) featuring Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale. All 6 of these helpful video sessions are available to individuals as rent sessions. This 6-session Bible study challenges the popular and trending philosophies of the day, skillfully pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for absolute truth as found in Jesus and revealed in Scripture.
These video sessions are most effective when used with
Jesus among Secular Gods Bible study book. Rent these sessions as a bundle for personal use or for times you can't be at the group Bible study sessions.
This video will expire 6 months after the date of purchase.
Session 1: Be Prepared [24:48]
Today we have a great deal of information at our fingertips but no idea how to answer the most fundamental and important questions of life. In this session, based on 1 Peter 3:15, Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale challenge believers to be prepared to answer questions about their faith in Christ. The goal isn’t to vanquish the questioner but to open the door to a gospel witness. The answer to any question is something true, and all truth finds its source in God.
Session 2: Atheism and Scientism [23:38]
In this session Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale explain that a coherent worldview must offer viable answers to the questions of origin, meaning, morality, and destiny. Only Christianity can answer these fundamental questions. Atheism critiques Christian belief without offering an alternative, while scientism fails in its effort to disprove God. Any attempt to argue for morality or human worth is empty unless we acknowledge God as the originator of life and seek His answers for ultimate meaning in life.
Session 3: Pluralism [22:31]
Pluralism argues that all views are equally valid. In this session Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale point out that this position logically untenable, eventually leading to chaos. People often hold contradictory positions, and two mutually exclusive statements can’t both be true at the same time. Religions and worldviews are often assumed to be fundamentally similar and superficially different, but the reverse is true; they are fundamentally different and only superficially similar. Only the living Word—Jesus Christ—and the written Word testify of absolute truth that has the ability to set us free and to bring meaning and fulfillment to our lives.
Session 4: Humanism and Relativism [24:05]
Relativism claims that people can create our own truth, morality, and meaning on an individual level. Humanism claims that humanity can create its own value, meaning, and purpose on a societal level. In this session Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale refute these views, pointing out that relativism results in a chaotic world of conflicting contentions. When man becomes the measure of all things, which man is the chosen authority? With God out of the picture, human value and human potential have no objective point of reference. Real life begins when we recognize the depravity of the human heart and choose God-reliance over self-reliance.
Session 5: Hedonism [20:18]
In this session Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale argue that hedonism, the belief that life is all about happiness and pleasure, leaves us empty. God isn’t against pleasure, but He wants us to find it in the right way and for the right purpose. Pleasure is legitimate only when it doesn’t violate our ultimate purpose in life, and only God can define that purpose. True fulfillment is found only in Christ.
Session 6: Conversations That Count [26:05]
A lot of Christians want to share the gospel with others, but they find doing so intimidating and don’t know where to start. In this session Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale state that an excellent place to start is by taking conversation seriously as a spiritual discipline and as a key aspect of Christian discipleship. A conversation is a means of establishing a trustful relationship, and asking questions is a good way to reveal someone’s heart. In addition, we can find something another person cares about, suggest biblical resources, be faithful to follow up, and be present when the person needs us. Many times a person just needs an invitation to meet Jesus.