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  • Do Familial Curses Still Exist?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jun 09, 2012 Category: Articles

    God tells us in Exodus 20 that He will visit "the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me," (verse 5). That might settle the issue, but then God also told us this, "In those days they shall say no more: ' The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children's teeth are set on edge.'" (Jeremiah 31:29). Does this mean that there was, in the old covenant, familial curses, and that in the new they no longer exist? I think not. Keep Reading
  • Love Covers a Multitude of Sins

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jun 02, 2012 Category: Articles

    What does Peter mean when he says "Love covers a multitude of sins" in I Peter 4:8? Keep Reading
  • Does God’s Law Change?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. May 26, 2012 Category: Articles

    His law doesn’t change. The application of it does. Theologians wisely distinguish between natural law and positive law. This distinction, however, must be distinguished from natural law and revealed law. The latter distinction separates what we learn about God’s law from the created order, and what we learn from His Word. The former, however, distinguishes between the underlying, unchangeable principles, inherent in the nature of things, and the specific purposes of a particular law. Keep Reading
  • I Have Friends

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. May 19, 2012 Category: Articles

    It was, I suspect, somewhat early on in the growth of the "accountability" movement. I had heard the concept, but had not given it much study. The deacon at the church I attended as a young married man apparently had studied it. And so, seemingly with the approval of the session, he sat perched by the entrance of the sanctuary. He asked me, as he asked everyone passing by, with all the tact and enthusiasm of a carnival barker, if I had an accountability group. Being young and naïve I stopped and asked, "What's that?" Keep Reading

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