I was saddened, though prepared, to hear of Dr. R.C. Sproul’s passing yesterday afternoon. Dr. Sproul had a tremendous impact on virtually every Reformed person, including every writer and scholar, that I know, including myself, and his life and work are greatly to be celebrated as a gift to the body of Christ. Our prayers […]
As we watch gospel personalities criticize groups who are both spreading awareness for the immediate abolition of human abortion and calling the evangelical church to repent of its apathy (like R. C. Sproul, Sr. has courageously done), it will be helpful to put things in perspective. Here, history can be of great service, although I […]
After posting my article “Prophecy Writers Making Predictions Again,” it got quite a few comments. One particular commenter (TDS) was very frustrating to deal with because he refused to acknowledge facts that are not in dispute. This is not unusual. Facts don’t speak for themselves. They are always interpreted. I often see Christians going to […]
I am greatly indebted to R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. R.C. has written many books that explain the Reformed doctrines in a simple, accessible way. He has acted as the “salesman”—in a very positive sense of the word—for Calvinism, and his salesmanship has been unsurpassed in the 20th century. In a time in history when […]
Chapter Four of the Westminster Confession discusses creation. The first point tells us that God created everything, and that it was good: “It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, for the manifestation of the glory of his eternal power, wisdom, and goodness, in the beginning, to create, or make of nothing, the world, and all things therein, whether visible or invisible, in the space of six days; and all very good.” The second point discusses the sixth day of creation in more depth, specifically the creation of man and woman and their duties and obligations to their Creator. While all of what the Confession says in Chapter Four—brief as it is—is indeed true, a very crucial is point is overlooked by this historic document of Reformed theology.