R.C. Sproul Soon To Be With The Lord

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December 14th, 2017, 5:25 am #1

Praying for RC Sproul and his family. recent tweet tonight: 

@DrStevenJLawson 2 hours ago Please be in prayer for R. C. Sproul. Our champion of the faith, the great warrior of truth, and my mentor, is soon to be home with the Lord.
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December 14th, 2017, 8:39 am #2

Also praying for the Sproul family.
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December 15th, 2017, 10:38 pm #3

As you all may now be aware, R. C. Sproul has been called home to his glory.

A memorial service for R.C. scheduled for next Wednesday to be live streamed:

https://rcsproul.com/
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December 18th, 2017, 9:59 pm #4

Thank you Dr. Patrick for keeping us informed concerning Dr. Sproul.
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January 9th, 2018, 6:23 am #5

I regret having to admit it, but I only just now learned of Dr. Sproul's passing, as I've been so caught up with other research and business, and it has been awhile since I visited the Ligonier site.

I feel I could never honor Dr. Sproul enough, or adequately, for what his teaching ministry has done for me over the years. His book, Chosen By God was instrumental, along with Pink's The Sovereignty of God, and Thomas Nettles' By His Grace and for His Glory, in convincing me that the doctrines of grace are thoroughly biblical. This was a powerful revelation to me at the time, an emotional and an enlightening one, and has proven over the years to be the key to an understanding of many related doctrines of the Bible and of Christian practice and experience.

In my view, no one has done more than Dr. Sproul in our day in terms of articulating the deep and profound truths of Scripture for the intelligent and serious layman and student of the Bible. I recall reading a statement by Dr. Sproul once, to the effect that if he could persuade bookstores to stock their shelves with Augustine, Calvin, Edwards, et.al., he was sure they'd sell, and he'd be perfectly content for his own books to be set aside or forgotten... for what, said he, did he know that he did not learn from them.

Fact is, though, Dr. Sproul's own ministry has been, and I'm confident shall continue to be, mightily used of God for demonstrating the indispensability and relevance of theology in connection with Christian living today. His writing is perfect for introducing folk to deep and liberating truths of Holy Scripture if they're coming to it for the first time. And they are meaty enough to fatten the spiritual bones for a long, long time. He had a profound respect for the forebears, such as the Westminster divines, and if there was anyone who could get modern Christians into the depths of the old school by encouraging them to gird up the loins of their mind for that purpose, it was Dr. R.C. Sproul.

Thus his books, by no means shallow in and of themselves, are such as I hope shall not be set aside or forgotten.
I assure you I will always recommend him to others.

He preached and taught with infectious enthusiasm, was a charismatic figure behind the pulpit, and had a sense of humor that I found downright invigorating. He proved that there is such a thing as "theology on fire", not merely to be grasped intellectually but embraced heartily and applied practically to the glory of God. Of course, at the insistence, and under the influence, of men like Dr. R.C. Sproul, one is almost bound to dig into the works of the Reformed masters like those Dr. Sproul himself learned from; Calvin, Luther, the Puritans, the early Princetonians, and so on. And so, again, his written legacy is, in my view, a gift via God's providence in our day to the modern evangelical world.

May the Lord show this to professors not a few today.

Dr. R.C. Sproul was a modern-day stalwart of the Reformed faith.
No question at all about that.

God sent him, and raised him up, as He has a few others, for just such otherwise terribly lean times as these.

I am grateful that He did so, for it has made a tremendous impact on my life, and I am sure upon the lives of countless others.
Bro. R.C. is in glory now, with the One he so well represented on earth.

By the grace of God, we shall join him in due time.

SOLI DEO GLORIA! 
 
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