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  • 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
  • Living Comfortably

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Oct 22, 2011 Category: Articles

    Is it wrong to live as comfortably as we do, while people are starving in other parts of the world?
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  • Come As You Aren’t

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Oct 15, 2011 Category: Articles

    Too many conversations are far too predictable. Praise the sovereignty of God in salvation and someone will inevitably remind you that God didn’t make robots. You will then remind said friend that dead people are passive people, only to be reminded that God is not willing that any should perish. Warn against the dangers of too much wine, and someone will in turn present the biblical praises for wine, and before long in the back and forth you can count on someone pointing out that sometimes oinos means grape juice. As soon as the conversation begins we know how it will end. Keep Reading
  • If a Leader Falls

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Oct 08, 2011 Category: Articles

    If a man in leadership falls into sin, admits it, repents and turns from it, should he ever lead again in the same role? Keep Reading
  • Do the Creeds Really Matter?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Oct 01, 2011 Category: Articles

    Of course they do. Reformed theology has always held to a balanced view of the value and importance of church history and historical theology. Unlike Rome and eastern Orthodoxy we deny that tradition is a second source of infallible information, or even that church history can give us an infallible understanding of biblical revelation. Contra the Anabaptists, however, we affirm the great import of the wisdom of our fathers. To turn aside from what the church has always taught is fraught with danger. We affirm that God purifies His church in space and time, and that especially the ecumenical creeds can provide for us guidelines for what constitutes orthodoxy.  Keep Reading
  • The Days of the Dead

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Sep 27, 2011 Category: Tabletalk Magazine

    September 11, 2001, was, in many respects, a rather ordinary day. I began the day working at my desk, writing. But my plans quickly changed. Many of us spent hours staring not at our computer screens but at our television screens. We were stunned, staggered, overcome with disbelief. Keep Reading
  • There’s Someone Wrong on the Internet

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Sep 24, 2011 Category: Articles

    There have always been men who thought Jesus was coming back on a particular day. There have always been men who believed it quite okay to divorce a wife suffering from Alzheimer’s. There have always been pastors who believe that abortion is an option for moms of conjoined twins. Keep Reading

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