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R. C. Sproul Biography
R. C. Sproul was an American theologian, author, and ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America. He was the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries.
R. C. Sproul Birthday
Sproul was born on February 13, 1939. He died on December 14, 2017, at the age of 78.
R. C. Sproul Family
He was born as the second child of Robert Cecil Sproul, an accountant and a veteran of World War II and his wife, Mayre Ann Sproul.R. C. Sproul
R. C. Sproul Wife
He was the husband of Vesta Ann Voorhis. They got married in 1960.
R. C. Sproul Children
He had two children, Sherrie Dorotiak and Robert Craig Sproul.
R. C. Sproul Educational Background
At the age of 15, he had to drop out of high school athletics in order to support his family.
He obtained degrees from Westminster College, Pennsylvania (BA, 1961), Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary (M.Div, 1964), the Free University of Amsterdam (Drs., 1969), and Whitefield Theological Seminary (Ph.D., 2001).
R. C. Sproul Books
Moses and the Burning Bush (2018) ISBN 978-1567698633
The Legacy of Luther (2016) with Stephen J. Nichols and others ISBN 978-1567697100
The Knight’s Map (2016) ISBN 978-1642890587
Everyone’s a Theologian: An Introduction to Systematic Theology (2014) ISBN 978-1567693652
The Promises of God (2013) ISBN 978-1434704238
God’s Love: How the Infinite God Cares for His Children (2012) ISBN 978-1434704221
Are We Together: A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism (2012) ISBN 978-1567692822
The Work of Christ: What the Events of Jesus Life Mean for You (2012) ISBN 978-0781407267
The Donkey Who Carried a King (2012) ISBN 978-1567692693
The Barber Who Wanted to Pray (2011) ISBN 978-1433527036
Unseen Realities: Heaven, Hell, Angels, and Demons (2011) ISBN 978-1845506827
The Prayer of the Lord (2009) ISBN 9781567691184
The Prince’s Poison Cup (2008) ISBN 9781567691047
The Truth of the Cross (2007) ISBN 9781567690873
Truths We Confess: A Layman’s Guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith Volume 3: The State, The Family, The Church, and Last Things (2007) ISBN 978-1596380417
Truths We Confess: A Layman’s Guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith Volume 2: Salvation and the Christian Life (2007) ISBN 9781596380400
Truths We Confess: A Layman’s Guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith Volume 1: The Triune God (2006) ISBN 9781596380394
The Lightlings (2006) ISBN 9781567690781
How Then Shall We Worship? (2006 as A Taste of Heaven; revised 2006) ISBN 978-1434704245
R. C. Sproul Sermon
R.C. Sproul’s Final Sermon: A Great Salvation
R. C. Sproul Quotes
“Sin is cosmic treason. Sin is treason against a perfectly pure Sovereign. It is an act of supreme ingratitude toward the One to whom we owe everything, to the One who has given us life itself. Have you ever considered the deeper implications of the slightest sin, of the most minute peccadillo? What are we saying to our Creator when we disobey Him at the slightest point? We are saying no to the righteousness of God. We are saying, “God, Your law is not good. My judgment is better than Yours. Your authority does not apply to me. I am above and beyond Your jurisdiction. I have the right to do what I want to do, not what You command me to do.”
“Prayer does change things, all kinds of things. But the most important thing it changes is us. As we engage in this communion with God more deeply and come to know the One with whom we are speaking more intimately, that growing knowledge of God reveals to us all the more brilliantly who we are and our need to change in conformity to Him. Prayer changes us profoundly.”
“It is fashionable in some academic circles to exercise scholarly criticism of the Bible. In so doing, scholars place themselves above the Bible and seek to correct it. If indeed the Bible is the Word of God, nothing could be more arrogant. It is God who corrects us; we don’t correct Him. We do not stand over God but under Him.”
“When we understand the character of God, when we grasp something of His holiness, then we begin to understand the radical character of our sin and hopelessness. Helpless sinners can survive only by grace. Our strength is futile in itself; we are spiritually impotent without the assistance of a merciful God. We may dislike giving our attention to God’s wrath and justice, but until we incline ourselves to these aspects of God’s nature, we will never appreciate what has been wrought for us by grace. Even Edwards’s sermon on sinners in God’s hands was not designed to stress the flames of hell. The resounding accent falls not on the fiery pit but on the hands of the God who holds us and rescues us from it. The hands of God are gracious hands. They alone have the power to rescue us from certain destruction.”
“There are only two ways that God’s justice can be satisfied with respect to your sin. Either you satisfy it or Christ satisfies it. You can satisfy it by being banished from God’s presence forever. Or you can accept the satisfaction that Jesus Christ has made.”
“The more faithful preachers are to the Word of God in their preaching, the more liable they are to the charge of hypocrisy. Why? Because the more faithful people are to the Word of God the higher the message is that they will preach. The higher the message, the further they will be from obeying themselves.”
“The simplistic way of not conforming is to see what is in style in our culture and then do the opposite. If short hair is in vogue, the nonconformist wear long hair. If going to the movies is popular, then Christians avoid movies as “worldly.” The extreme case of this may be seen in groups that refuse to wear buttons or use electricity because such things, too, are worldly.
A superficial style of nonconformity is the classical pharisaical trap. The kingdom of God is not about buttons, movies, or dancing. The concern of God is not focused on what we eat or what we drink. The call of nonconformity is a call to a deeper level of righteousness, that goes beyond externals. When piety is defined exclusively in terms of externals, the whole point of the apostle’s teaching has been lost. Somehow we have failed to hear Jesus’ words that it is not what goes into a person’s mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of that mouth. We still want to make the kingdom a matter of eating and drinking.”
R. C. Sproul Death
Sproul had a stroke on April 18, 2015, and was taken to a hospital. Dr. Sproul left the hospital five days ago, on April 23, experiencing no sick impacts. However, he was identified with a diabetic disorder “to be resolved by diet and periodic medical care.”
Sproul had soon endured from acute obstructive lung illness and was arrested on December 2, 2017 when pneumonia exacerbated his breathing problems. He perished at the era of 78 on December 14, 2017, despite medical attempts to recover pulmonary activity.
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