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  • Fairy Dust

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

    It was Arthur C. Clarke who posited this law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I disagree. The technology need not be advanced at all. The truth is that the sole reason we don't see the world all around us as magic is that we are jaded, too cool for the school of wonder. A little fire, a little sand, a little care, a little gentle blowing, and presto chango, we have glass. That's magic that we now watch at Founders' Days fairs. A little water, a little sluice box, more fire, a hammer and some nuance, and abracadabra, we have a golden ring. Keep Reading
  • The Blessing of the Third Use of the Law

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

    God's law serves at least three purposes, which Calvin wisely expressed. He affirmed that the law first serves as a mirror for us. It reveals the perfect character of God, and in so doing, it exposes our sin. This might be called the schoolmaster function. The law instructs us in our need for God's grace. It reveals His perfection, and our failure to measure up. It reveals our need for Christ. Keep Reading
  • Happy Birthday Dear

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

    When we look to the future, most of us I suspect, expect to hit our three score and ten. Given the widespread strength in the west, still others are confident they will see four score years. We all acknowledge that we don't know the future, and that we are all living on borrowed time. Sometimes God reminds us. Keep Reading
  • Sexual Destruction

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Aug 31, 2013 Category: Articles

    The serpent is more crafty than any of the beasts of the field. He attacks while retreating, retreating while attacking. He concedes this point, all the while making that point. He is both a tar baby and quicksilver. And we are fools for forgetting it. Keep Reading
  • The Greatest Theologian Among all the Sprouls

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Aug 24, 2013 Category: Articles

    Monday was the 16th birthday of my little girl Shannon. And I am missing all that she taught me. Her nickname, well earned, is Princess Happy. Her happiness, however, was born less from easy circumstances, more from deep wells of gratitude. Keep Reading
  • All Who Hate Me Love Death

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Aug 17, 2013 Category: Articles

    Because we willfully prefer to live in a make-believe world of sterile denial we do not believe what God has told us. We are haters of God, and lovers of death. That's not poetry, but cold, sober-minded calculation. Keep Reading
  • Running the Race: A Parable on Infusion and Imputation

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Aug 10, 2013 Category: Articles

    Suppose, for the sake of argument, that the God of heaven and earth were a fan of long distance running. Suppose that the only way into His blessed presence, the only way to enjoy those pleasures forevermore that are at His right hand, is if you run a marathon. Not just any marathon, but the world's most grueling marathon, the kind of marathon where, like the original, the runner collapses dead when it is over. Keep Reading
  • Why Do You Write?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Aug 03, 2013 Category: Articles

    To make manifest the kingdom of God. My goal is change, to change me, those who read my pieces, and the world. My desire is that I, and those who read my pieces would become more like Jesus. And that the pieces themselves would show us who He is. Keep Reading
  • Sinner in the Hand of Angry Saints

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jul 27, 2013 Category: Articles

    One of the weaknesses that may come from communicating via social media is that we not only speak in short hand, but react in short hand. That is, our answers haven't the time or characters to be nuanced, and so neither is the thought that goes into them. Keep Reading

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