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  • Are There Still Prophets in Our Day?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Apr 09, 2011 Category: Articles

    Yes, and no. Too often we in the evangelical church see the prophet as a sort of white witch, a godly soothsayer that can see into the future and tell us what is going to happen. Not only do we not have anyone filling such an office in our day, there was never anyone filling such an office.  Foretelling the future never was and never will be the calling of the prophet. The prophet, instead, is called to speak God’s Word to God’s people. Keep Reading
  • Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God?

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

    No. The god Muslims worship is, in reality, an idol.  In terms of their own theology, however, he is a single person, transcendent. The God Christians worship, on the other hand, is the maker of heaven and earth. He is one being and transcendent, who exists in three persons, which are also immanent.  Neither the one-ness nor the three-ness of God are tangential attributes. They are instead essential attributes; they define who He is. Move away from that definition and you move away from the true and living God. Keep Reading
  • What is the “RC Sproul Jr. Principle of Hermeneutics?”

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Mar 27, 2011 Category: Articles

    I’m so glad you asked. Hermeneutics, of course, is the science of interpretation, typically Bible interpretation. There are any number of basic, fundamental principles we all ought to be aware of. One principle argues that we interpret less clear passages in light of more clear passages. Anyone who builds a theology on that text that mentions “baptism for the dead” is likely all wet. Keep Reading
  • The Smell of Death Surrounds You

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

    I found myself, when a recent graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary persuaded of two truths. First, I understood and believed the Reformed faith. Second, I wasn’t much different from my unbelieving neighbors. The problem wasn’t that my theology was wrong. The problem was that it was stuck. My head was crammed full of sound Reformed doctrine, but it wasn’t getting to my heart, and out my fingers. I suffered from theological constipation. Keep Reading
  • Can a Person Be Evangelical and Not Believe in Hell?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Mar 09, 2011 Category: Articles

    Can a person be evangelical and not believe in hell? That is the question R.C. Sproul Jr. looks at today. Keep Reading
  • Juicy Nuggets In the Valley of Death

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

    One of the hardships that comes with walking through the Valley of the Shadow of Death is what you are expected to carry out. We tend to think that in that valley there grows a very special sort of tree, a wisdom, or insight tree. We think that this rarest of trees is perpetually heavy laden with low hanging, choice, juicy morsels of brilliance. You’re supposed to bring these precious nuggets out the other side to share with your friends.  Understandably, though they should know better, some who trek this valley think they’ve found this precious fruit. The quiet whispers of death on the prowl beget therefore footprints-in-the-sand poems and too often, whole therapeutic books of lessons learned. Keep Reading
  • Is God Happy When We’re Happy?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Mar 06, 2011 Category: Articles

    Today R.C. Sproul Jr. answers this question: Is it true, as some say, that “God is happy when we are happy?” Keep Reading

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