24 R. C. Sproul Quotes

  • "The issue of faith is not so much whether we believe in God, but whether we believe the God we believe in."

    - RC Sproil
    Topics: Faith, Believing


  • "True faith will inevitably manifest itself in the performance of works of obedience... The performance of works are the result of faith and the fruit of justification."

    - RC Sproil
    Topics: Obedience, Justification


  • "For the soul of a person to be inflamed with passion for the living God, that person's mind must first be informed about the character and will of God. There can be nothing in the heart that is not first in the mind. Though it is possible to have theology on the head without its piercing the soul, it cannot pierce the soul without first being grasped by the mind."

    - RC Sproil
    Topics: Passion, The Heart


  • "Here then, is the real problem of our negligence. We fail in our duty to study God's Word not so much because it is difficult to understand, not so much because it is dull and boring, but because it is work. Our problem is not a lack of intelligence or a lack of passion. Our problem is that we are lazy."

    - RC Sproil
    Topics: Laziness


  • "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."

    - RC Sproil
    Topics: Anxiety, The Future


  • "Without God man has no reference point to define himself. 20th century philosophy manifests the chaos of man seeking to understand himself as a creature with dignity while having no reference point for that dignity."

    - RC Sproil
    Topics: Philosophy


  • "For a work to be considered good it must not only conform outwardly to the law of God, but it must be motivated inwardly by a sincere love for God."

    - RC Sproil
    Topics: Work


  • "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."

    - RC Sproil
    Topics: Adversity


  • "If God is able to make everything that happens to us work together for our good, then ultimately everything that happens to us is good. We must be careful to use the word ultimately. On the earthly plane things that happen to us may indeed be evil. ...Yet God in His goodness transcends all these things and works them out to our good. For the Christian, ultimately, there are no tragedies."

    - RC Sproil
    Topics: Grace


  • "Anger is not in itself sinful, but...it 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."

    - RC Sproil
    Topics: Anger, Self-control


  • "If there is one maverick molecule in all the universe, then God is not sovereign. And if God is not sovereign, He is not God."

    - RC Sproil
    Topics: God


  • "Loving a holy God is beyond our moral power. The only kind of God we can love by our sinful nature is an unholy god, an idol made by our own hands. Unless we are born of the Spirit of God, unless God sheds His holy love in our hearts, unless He stoops in His grace to change our hearts, we will not love Him... To love a holy God requires grace, grace strong enough to pierce our hardened hearts and awaken our moribound souls."

    - RC Sproil
    Topics: Idolatry


  • "Perhaps the most difficult task for us to perform is to rely on God's grace and God's grace alone for our salvation. It is difficult for our pride to rest on grace. Grace is for other people - for beggars. We don't want to live by a heavenly welfare system. We want to earn our own way and atone for our own sins. We like to think that we will go to heaven because we deserve to be there."

    - RC Sproil
    Topics: Grace, Salvation


  • "We are called to live Coram Deo, defined as: before the presence of God, under the authority of God and to the glory of God."

    - RC Sproil
    Topics: Godliness


  • "In the New Testament, love is more of a verb than a noun. It has more to do with acting than with feeling. The call to love is not so much a call to a certain state of feeling as it is to a quality of action."

    - RC Sproil
    Topics: Love, Feelings



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