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  • Who Are the Sons of God and Daughters of Men in Genesis 6:1-5?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Sep 22, 2012 Category: Articles

    There are several competing theories on this admittedly peculiar text, a few of them fantastic, at least one of them rather pedestrian, ordinary. Keep Reading
  • Silencing the Devil

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Sep 01, 2012 Category: Articles

    Satan's name is derived from the word for Accuser. He is far more interested in pointing out our past failures than he is enticing us to new ones. Keep Reading
  • Why Did God Destroy the City of Sodom?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Aug 25, 2012 Category: Articles

    We live in a dark and evil land, amongst a dark and evil people. We too, in ourselves, are dark and evil. But we, by His grace, have a righteousness that is not rightly our own. We have a perfect righteousness. And by that, we can be the very reason God might spare our nation, our culture. Keep Reading
  • What is Most Needful in our Pulpits?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Aug 18, 2012 Category: Articles

    The first most needful thing, of course, is the evangel. And our pulpits will be filled with the evangel when they are filled with the Bible. Keep Reading
  • Ravenous Sheep

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Aug 11, 2012 Category: Articles

    The hardest thing about being a shepherd is the pain of loving the sheep. Keep Reading
  • Celebrating Alone

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jul 31, 2012 Category: Articles

    My anniversary is, like every day, a day for giving thanks. He gave me more than I deserve in giving me her. He gave her more than she deserves in giving her Him. And one day He will bless me in the same way. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad. Keep Reading
  • Running with the Bulls

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jul 28, 2012 Category: Articles

    It's a good thing to fight pornography by remembering the damage a ferret can do. But it's a dangerous thing. Better to understand the nature of our enemy here. Would we not more earnestly flee if we knew our homes will blow up, and our lives will be ruined? Pornography is no cherry bomb; it's an atom bomb. Keep Reading
  • Rabbits Out of Hats

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jul 21, 2012 Category: Articles

    The heart of magic is misdirection. Sure, there are specially made tools of the trade. There is well-trained prestidigitation. There are moments of art and flourish. The magic, however, is to get the audience to look one direction while you do something decidedly ordinary in plain sight. That's how we start with an empty hat, and end up with a fluffy bunny. Keep Reading
  • Should Christians Refuse to Pay Taxes When They Are Used to Finance Abortions?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jul 14, 2012 Category: Articles

    Christians should in fact pay whatever taxes they owe even when that money ends up financing abortions. The Christian who pays such taxes has no need to feel guilty, while the Christian that refuses to pay, however well intentioned, ought to feel guilty. Keep Reading
  • Obamacare: Taking Our Medicine

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jul 07, 2012 Category: Articles

    It is true enough that the church is worldly. Like the world's younger brother we follow a few steps behind the spirit of the age, mimicking its swagger. That truth, however, ought not cause us to miss another truth- that the world follows the church. Jesus tells us in the Sermon on the Mount that believers are salt and light, that we act as a preservative to a world swirling in a maelstrom of moral entropy. How easy it is to diminish this truth, to reduce it down to "Be nice, so your neighbor will be nice." The truth is, however, not only that the broader world becomes a less moral place when we behave in less moral ways, but that the connection runs deeper still. When we fail at X, odds are the world will fail at X, spectacularly. And in ways we won't like. Keep Reading