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       R.C. Sproul
       Robert Charles Sproul is an American Calvinist theologian and pastor. He is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries (named after the Ligonier Valley just outside of Pittsburgh, where the ministry started as a study center for college and seminary students) and can be heard daily on the Renewing Your Mind radio broadcast in the United States and internationally.
       Sproul has been an ardent advocate of Calvinism in his many print, audio, and video publications, and he is also known for his advocacy of the Thomistic and Evidentialist approaches to Christian apologetics and his rejection of presuppositionalism. A dominant theme in many of Sproul's Renewing Your Mind lessons is the holiness and sovereignty of God. Sproul is a prolific author who has written more than 60 books and many articles for evangelical publications.

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Jesus' life was a storm of controversy. The apostles, like the prophets before them, could hardly go a day without controversy. Paul said that he debated daily in the marketplace. To avoid controversy is to avoid Christ. We can have peace, but it is a servile and carnal peace where truth is slain in the streets.

    Topics: Adversity
    Source: Essential Truths of the Christian Faith

The house that is built upon the sand will crumble at the first sign of a windstorm.

    Topics: Adversity

is not in itself sinful, may be the occasion for sin. The issue of self-control is the question of how we deal with anger. Violence, tantrums, bitterness, resentment, hostility, and even withdrawn silence are all sinful responses to anger.

    Topics: Anger, Self-control
    Source: The Intimate Marriage, p. 72.

The first thing to understand about anger is that it isn't always a bad thing. Many people, especially Christians, have the mistaken notion that anger is intrinsically evil. As a result, they feel needless guilt. The idea that a Christian is never allowed to be angry is a demonic myth that tends to produce neurotic anxiety. I've had to struggle with this myth nearly all my life.

    Topics: Anger
    Source: The Intimate Marriage, p. 71.

Christ told his disciples not to be anxious about tomorrow, but he never said not to consider tomorrow. Intelligent problem solving demands careful consideration of the future effects of present solutions.

    Topics: Anxiety, The Future
    Source: The Intimate Marriage, p. 67.

The apostle Paul in writing to the Philippians gives them the admonition to be "anxious for nothing," telling them that the cure for anxiety is found on one's knees, that it is the peace of God that calms our spirit and dissipates anxiety (Phil. 4:6).

    Topics: Anxiety
    Source: The Dark Night of the Soul, Tabletalk, March 2008,

Indeed, it's a misnomer to call [pluralism] a system, because it is the idea of a consistent, coherent view of truth that is unacceptable to the pluralist.

    Topics: Apostasy
    Source: Twilight of the Idols, Tabletalk, June 2008, p. 7,

The very word authority has within it the word author. An author is someone who creates and possesses a particular work. Insofar as God is the foundation of all authority, He exercises that foundation because He is the author and the owner of His creation. He is the foundation upon which all other authority stands or falls.

    Topics: Authority
    Source: The Divine Foundation of Authority, Tabletalk, March, 2009, p. 6.

But the blessing Christ promised, the blessing of great reward, is a reward of grace. The blessing is promised even though it is not earned. Augustine said it this way: Our rewards in heaven are a result of God's crowning His own gifts.

    Topics: Blessings, Gifts, Rewards
    Source: Suffering and Merit? Tabletalk magazine v. 13, n. 1, February 1989, p. 5.

Something terrible has happened to us. We have lost all desire for God. The thoughts and desires of our heart are only evil continuously. The freedom of our will is a curse. Because we can still choose according to our desires, we choose sin and this we become accountable to the judgment of God.

    Topics: Choices
    Source: Essential Truths of the Christian Faith

Most Christian's salute the sovereignty of God but believe in the sovereignty of man.

    Topics: Christians

The complaint that church is boring is never made by people in awe.

    Topics: Church

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