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  • Receiving Assurance of Salvation

    from R.C. Sproul Nov 08, 2009 Category: Articles

    How, then, do we receive assurance? The Scripture declares that the Holy Spirit bears witness with our spirits that we are the children of God. This inner testimony of the Holy Spirit is as vital as it is complex. It can be subjected to severe distortions, being confused with subjectivism and self-delusion. Keep Reading
  • Facing Our Fears

    from R.C. Sproul Nov 01, 2009 Category: Articles

    We are fragile mortals, given to fears of every sort. We have a built-in insecurity that no amount of whistling in the dark can mollify. We seek assurance concerning the things that frighten us the most. Keep Reading
  • Confronting the Darkness

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 30, 2009 Category: Articles

    Charles Colson speaks of a modern "return to the Dark Ages." When I think of the original Dark Ages, I think of a period when culture was in decline and the progress of knowledge was static. But today we read of the problem of the explosion of knowledge. Keep Reading
  • Relying on God’s Grace

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 29, 2009 Category: Articles

    The irony of the theology of meritorious suffering is that it tends to produce the very opposite effect from its original intention. What began as a call to humble willingness to suffer became an insidious tool for self-righteousness. Perhaps the most difficult task for us to perform is to rely on God's grace and God's grace alone for our salvation. Keep Reading
  • Suffering for Righteousness

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 25, 2009 Category: Articles

    Martin Luther's teaching of "justification by faith alone" was a battle cry for the sufficiency of the merit of Christ and for the graciousness of redemption. His slogan sola fide ("by faith alone") was merely an extension of Augustine's earlier credo, sola gratia ("by grace alone"). Keep Reading
  • Avoiding a False Theology of Suffering

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 24, 2009 Category: Articles

    Martin Luther's tenure in the monastery was a time of spiritual desperation. He was tormented by unrelieved guilt coupled with a gripping fear of the wrath of God. Why would an educated man retreat to a barren cell and abuse himself with self-inflicted physical punishment? Why would a believer go out of his way to find personal suffering? Keep Reading
  • Exercising Your Power of Choice

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 18, 2009 Category: Articles

    Does man have a free will? This question is one of the most frequently asked questions of theology. At times, it is not voiced as a question but as an objection to the whole idea of a sovereign God. Keep Reading
  • Rediscovering the Law

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 17, 2009 Category: Articles

    Israel's reformation came via a rediscovery of the law, which created a brief awakening to the bankruptcy of a corrupt nation. As a young man, King Josiah began the process of reformation with a spiritual purge, a cleansing of pagan elements from the religious life of the nation. Keep Reading

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