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  • What, if You Could Have Only One Word, Would You Want on Your Tombstone?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Feb 08, 2014 Category: Articles

    This question goes back twenty years. It was asked of me by my friend and co-laborer Laurence Windham. Laurence has a preternatural gift of asking what he calls "diagnostic questions," questions that slip into ordinary conversation that end up, before we know what has happened, exposing our souls. Keep Reading
  • Legalistic Relativists

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Feb 01, 2014 Category: Articles

    The appeal of ethical relativism is rather plain to see. If there is no right and wrong then I can't be convicted of any wrong. Ethical relativism allows me to write my own law, to edit on the fly, to finish "I may do this . . . " with an unassailable ". . . because I want to." Desire becomes its own justification. My will becomes my law. Keep Reading
  • Losing Privileges

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jan 25, 2014 Category: Articles

    Is this a Christian country? There are likely as many ways to answer the question as there are stripes on our flag. Yes, the country was populated at its beginning with Christians looking for a place to worship freely. But that was before we became a country. Keep Reading
  • Should Christians Protest at Abortion Mills?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jan 18, 2014 Category: Articles

    Yes and no. As I have argued here, there are some fine reasons why Christians should be a constant presence at their local abortion mill. It is true that different believers, even different churches have different callings. Trouble is, too often we "feel called" to that which is most comfortable, most respectable. Keep Reading
  • Should We as Christians Celebrate the Jewish Feasts of the Old Testament?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jan 11, 2014 Category: Articles

    Without question the most vexing challenge faced by the early church was understanding how believing Jews and believing Gentiles ought to relate to one another. The theme gets major play in Galatians, Hebrews, Acts, and is even the root of the issue that led to Paul's stern and public rebuke of Peter. Keep Reading
  • What Are Your Thoughts on “Minced Oaths?”

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jan 04, 2014 Category: Articles

    First a definition for those unfamiliar with the term. A "minced oath" is a bowdlerization of words or phrases otherwise deemed offensive or blasphemous. Keep Reading
  • Beautiful in Its Time

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Dec 28, 2013 Category: Articles

    Hi, I'm RC, and I'm a nostalgia addict. I've been attending meetings for at least twenty years. Why, I remember back in the day, at those first meetings… Keep Reading
  • The Wife of Your Youth

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Dec 21, 2013 Category: Articles

    It was a heartbreaking comment from my heartbroken son. Two years after her passing Campbell posted this... Keep Reading
  • What Do Protestants Protest?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Dec 14, 2013 Category: Articles

    Sadly in our day, not much of anything. Luther, of course, began the Reformation by posting his 95 theses. His chief concern was the sale of indulgences. Underscoring that concern were two principle concerns—the singular authority of the Bible, and the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Luther, along with the other magisterial Reformers, argued that the Bible is our alone ultimate authority in binding our conscience with respect to our faith and practice. It denied that the church provided either a compelling interpretation of the Bible, or a second source of infallible information. (For an outstanding exposition of this issue see my friend and colleague Keith Mathison's The Shape of Sola Scriptura.) Keep Reading