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Latest from R.C. Sproul Jr.

  • Misreading Living Epistles

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jun 22, 2013 Category: Articles

    Though it is understandable that we do so, it is important that we learn to distinguish between the thoughts that we have, and the act, or even the ability, to communicate those thoughts. Possessing faith, for instance, is necessary for salvation, for rescue from the wrath of God. Professing that faith, on the other hand, while ordinarily a good and important thing, is not, strictly speaking, necessary. I came to learn that value of this distinction when God sent me Shannon. Keep Reading
  • In Which I Confess to Being a Fan Boy

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jun 15, 2013 Category: Articles

    There is I suspect a difference between being grateful and being a fan boy. God has blessed the church with all manner of godly men who preach and teach faithful to the Word. My own desire is to cultivate deeper gratitude while avoiding the awkwardness of being a fan boy. But I suppose part of the point of being a fan boy is you just can't help it. And I can't help it. Dr. Sinclair Ferguson is all that, the bomb-diggity, my homeboy. Keep Reading
  • Lawless Law

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jun 08, 2013 Category: Articles

    We find ethical relativism appealing because we find our own guilt unappealing. Though we seek to suppress such knowledge, we all know that God is, that He is holy, that we are not, and that we are in trouble. Not the kind of pleasant thoughts one wants to go to sleep thinking on, so we suppress that truth. Do away with ethics and we do away with His holiness, our guilt, and therefore our trouble. Keep Reading
  • Should Christians Obey the Old Testament Law?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jun 01, 2013 Category: Articles

    Of course. Well, wait, it's complicated. Keep Reading
  • What Dreams May Come

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. May 25, 2013 Category: Articles

    When I was a teenager I embarked on a dream. I wanted to become a writer. My days consisted typically of three things—the things I had to do (like eat and sleep) and the two things I loved to do—read and write. Keep Reading
  • Just My Imagination

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. May 18, 2013 Category: Articles

    The question, of course, is not what one can imagine, but what the Bible teaches. And insofar as we are ignorant of what the Bible teaches, our imaginations will prove to be nothing but trouble. Keep Reading
  • Should the Pastor Preach Against the Sins of His Congregation?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. May 11, 2013 Category: Articles

    Of course. And of course not. The sermon is that part of the service where God's Word exposes our failures, and proclaims Christ's provision. The end is not the sin, but neither can the sin be ignored. We do not preach simply to tell the congregation, "Stop it. Try harder. This is the right way to go." Rather we preach to tell the congregation, "Stop trying harder. Jesus already went this way." That is, we want to face our sins, give thanks for the forgiveness of our sins, and in gratitude seek to follow the royal law of love. Keep Reading
  • What is Hesed?

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. May 04, 2013 Category: Articles

    There may be no more significant Old Testament description of how God relates to His people than this Hebrew word hesed. I argue that the best translation of this term would be "loyal love." Keep Reading
  • It’s the Little Things; OK, It’s the Big Things Too

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

    Sorrow over the loss of a loved one, at least for those of us who trust in God's loving, sovereign care for us, is pretty simple to understand. We don't, when our wife passes, have to wonder what God is thinking. We don't, when our little girl joins her, have to listen to the accusations of the devil that we must have made our Father mad. He knows what He's doing, and one thing He is assuredly not doing is expressing His anger toward us. He loves us as He loves His Son; His anger is no more. But the sorrow is easy to grasp- we miss those who are no longer with us. Keep Reading
  • Preaching Coram Deo

    from R.C. Sproul Jr. Apr 20, 2013 Category: Articles

    None of us like not being liked. None of us like having others determine that we have come up short, that our skills are lacking, that our knowledge is negligible. Keep Reading