Quotes by R. C. Sproul

R. C. Sproul

One of the most common objections to such theology comes in the question, “What happens to the poor, innocent people in the wilderness who have never heard the gospel?” The appropriate response to this type of question ought to be, “Nothing. Nothing whatsoever happens to poor innocent people, for they do not even need to hear the gospel. The innocent people go straight to heaven when they die...

One of the things we enjoy as Christians, having had two thousand years of practice in dealing with alternate systems, is that when we are confronted by a new philosophical challenge to the Christian faith, where we have to defend ourselves afresh in a new generation, we have the advantage of two thousand years of reflection on issues that tend to come up over and over.

[The Bible] criticises me far more effectively than I can hope to criticise it.

Virtually every attack against theism involves a rejection of one or more of the four basic necessary principles for human knowledge: 1) the law of non-contradiction, 2) the law of causality, 3) the basic reliability of sense perception, 4) the adequacy of human language to communicate. All four of these principles are assumed throughout the Bible. They are also assumed in the scientific...

In order for ethical standards to have any absolute meaning (and therefore imposing obligations upon us), justice must exist; and, granted that our justice is imperfect on earth, there must be perfect justice in the hereafter; and that perfect justice must be secured by a morally perfect, omniscient, and omnipotent judge.

The Christian who is not diligently involved in a serious study of Scripture is simply inadequate as a disciple of Christ.

Contradictions came from the servant’s mouth in the garden, while paradoxes show us the profoundest of truths, and mysteries lead us to cry with Paul, “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgements and how inscrutable his ways!” (Rom 11:33)

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