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  • What Now?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Dec 31, 2011 Category: Articles

    During my Denise's battle we were all needy enough that we asked for and welcomed prayers for all of us. The grave issue, the underlying problem, was of course her illness. I too prayed for strength for me, for peace for the children. I prayed that God would use the beauty of Denise's character to draw in the elect. Most of all, however, I prayed that Denise would be made well, that the cancer would be beaten, that she would be blessed with health, comfort and joy. It is rare indeed when we can see such specific prayers answered so clearly and powerfully. Keep Reading
  • Can You Remember?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Dec 19, 2011 Category: Articles

    Though children tend to see "I forgot" as an excuse, the Bible seems to see it as a condemnation. God is good to us from our births, and we forget. We look forward, waiting and wondering if and when God will give us what we want. In so doing we forget that we got to this point by the grace of God, forgetting His sundry deliverances along the way. We accept the status quo as our rightful starting point, and dare to ask the Lord of heaven and earth, "What have You done for me lately?" Keep Reading
  • Denise Sproul is at home with the Lord

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Dec 18, 2011 Category: Ministry News

    Denise, enjoying the blessed vision of our God and Father, is at home with the Lord. Cancer no longer afflicts her, and every tear has been dried away. The Queen of Orlando casts her crown at her Savior’s feet, and together, they dance.    Keep Reading
  • Praying Friends

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Dec 13, 2011 Category: Articles

    It is not an easy thing to discern where a given soul is headed. The elders of the local church are called with the task of determining the credibility of the professions of those under their care. Because we are all sinners, the presence of sin in a man’s life does not answer the question. Because we all profess Christ, the theological accuracy of ones grasp of the gospel does not answer the question. It is a sticky business indeed. Keep Reading
  • Doing Great Things

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Dec 10, 2011 Category: Articles

    When we first learned that my little girl Shannon would always be a little girl, when we discovered about her first birthday that she was profoundly disabled, my father, a deeply compassionate man asked how I was handling the news. I told him that I had been preparing for this moment all my life. If anyone should be able to rest in the sovereignty of God it is me. The sovereignty of God is the cornerstone of Reformed theology, which theology I have been schooled in from my youth by one of its greatest living proponents. Keep Reading
  • The Terminal

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Dec 03, 2011 Category: Articles

    The yellowing sky confirmed the wisdom of the forecasters, a tornado might well be just around the bend. With one eye scouring the landscape I dutifully herded my then seven children into our basement. One of them, worried, asked me- “Are we all going to die?” Tender hearted father that I am, I told the truth--“Of course…but probably not today.” We survived the weather that day, but we are all still terminal. Keep Reading
  • What is the Regulative Principle of Worship?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Nov 26, 2011 Category: Articles

    The Regulative Principle of Worship is simple enough. It affirms that Christians ought only to incorporate into their worship those things that God has expressly commanded. The locus classicus for this perspective is Leviticus 10, where Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Levi are struck dead by God for offering “strange fire” before the Lord. The principle is both historical and sound. Its application, however, has often proved to be problematic. Keep Reading
  • Do All Those Who Die in the Womb Go to Heaven?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Nov 21, 2011 Category: Articles

    I don’t know. The Bible doesn’t say.  It is certainly possible that they do. It is also possible that they don’t. It is, in turn, possible that some go to heaven when they die and some do not. Christians have, over the years dealt with this heart-wrenching question a number of different ways. Keep Reading
  • Praying Like Crazy

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Nov 12, 2011 Category: Articles

    A crazy person is one who has a break from reality. Those of us who have not embraced postmodernism understand that reality is something outside ourselves, that exists, how it exists, quite apart from our agreement or understanding of it. If we think a tail is a leg, a dog still only has four legs. What we think has nothing to do with it. Keep Reading
  • I Wish Those Days Would Come Back Once More

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Oct 29, 2011 Category: Articles

    What a strange and wonderful providence that this machine that sits on my lap, that is capable of astounding wonders, that employs the latest and greatest of technology and design spends most of its energy as a “Way Back” machine. Sure, I write things, I edit things, I study things with my laptop. But the one app that is operating more than any other is itunes, playing music from my childhood. Here’s a little playlist confession- when I booted up this morning itunes started with Stevie Wonder’s hit for which this piece is named, followed by the Four Tops ode to my beloved bride, “Ain’t No Woman Like the One I Got.” Keep Reading

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