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remembering r c sproul

“We are secure, not because we hold tightly to Jesus, but because he holds tightly to us.” – R. C. Sproul (1939–2017)

A great theologian and teacher has passed to glory.  R. C. Sproul has been a strong help to so many in this confused generation, including me.  I first read The Holiness of God, which struck a vital chord missing from modern and post-modern evangelicalism.  

Then, too, I was blessed by his work, Chosen By God, which clarified Reformed principles for me, and is still one of the first books I recommend to those seeking to understand Calvinistic theology.  I found R. C. Sproul so capable of expounding great truths in simple ways.  

He loved God in his greatness, and he also loved the church.  He wrote the following words for the bicentenary of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina:

The church of God triumphant
Shall in that final day
Have all her sons and daughters
Home from the well-fought fray.

Then come, O saints of Zion
In sweet communion wed
The bride awaits her Glory
Lord Jesus Christ, her Head.

~ From the hymn, "Saints of Zion", by R. C. Sproul.

Indeed, he is now "home from the well-fought fray."  Lord, send more men like him!









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