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  • 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
  • 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

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