The Joy of Conversion (Sproul)

Here's an autobiographical note from R. C. Sproul in his book, Five Things Every Christian Needs to Grow. I've read these paragraphs a few times and they still bring a smile to my face when I read them again. The time of greatest joy in my life was my conversion to Christ, the defining moment… Continue reading The Joy of Conversion (Sproul)

“Predestination…From All Eternity” (Sproul)

The words predestined, elect, and election are all biblical words. Jesus talked about God's elect people in Matthew 24:22-24. Paul mentions predestination, the elect, and election in various places, including Romans 8:30, 33; 9:11, Titus 1:1, etc). Peter also talked about election and the elect in his first letter (1 Pet. 1:1, 10). The concept… Continue reading “Predestination…From All Eternity” (Sproul)

Double Imputation: On This Truth We Will Stand

At the heart of historic, confessional Reformed teaching and preaching is the biblical doctrine of justification by faith alone.  An essential part of justification sola fide is the truth of imputation.  R. C. Sproul’s words on this doctrine are outstanding and edifying. “If any word was at the center of the firestorm of the Reformation… Continue reading Double Imputation: On This Truth We Will Stand

The Pope’s Second Hand Junk

 The following are words from the last few minutes of an address R. C. Sproul gave to the 2008 graduating class of Westminster Seminary California.  "[In a sermon late in his life, Luther] wondered, why is it that [despite gospel preaching] people are still spending their money on indulgences and on what Luther called the Pope's… Continue reading The Pope’s Second Hand Junk

Ultimate Issues and Choosing My Religion (Sproul)

I'm grateful to P&R Publishing for several review copies of books that have to do with evangelism and apologetics.  Two good ones they sent me concerning apologetics are  R.C. Sproul's Ultimate Issues and his Choosing My Religion.  Ultimate Issues is a brief book (86 pages) about the deepest things in life such as truth, belief, the difference between atheism… Continue reading Ultimate Issues and Choosing My Religion (Sproul)