Rc Sproul Biography
Robert Charles Sproul was an American theologian, author, or ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America. He was also the chairman of Ligonier Ministries and also had a radio program which could be heard daily on the Renewing Your Mind radio broadcast in the United States and internationally.
His ministry Ligonier Ministries produced the Ligonier Statement on Biblical Inerrancy which would eventually grow into 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. Alongside Norman Geisler was one of the Chief Architects. Robert has been described as the greatest and most influential Proponent of the recovery of Reformed Theology in the last century.
Rc Sproul Age
He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 13, 1939.
Rc Sproul Family
Sproul was the second child of Robert Cecil Sproul who was an accountant and a veteran of World War 2 and his wife Mayre Ann Sproul.
Rc Sproul Education
Sproul was a devoted supporter of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates as a youth. At the age of 15, he dropped out of school athletics in order to support his family. He obtained degrees from Westminister College, Pennsylvania in 1961, later Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary M.Div in 1964.
He then went to Free University of Amsterdam Drs., in 1969 and Whitefield Theological Seminary Ph.D., in 2001. Rc later taught at a number of colleges and seminaries including Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and in Jackson, Mississipi, and Knox Theological Seminary in Ft. Lauderdale.
Rc Sproul Wife
He married Vesta in 1960
Rc Sproul Children
They were blessed with two children namely Sherrie Darotiak and Robert Craig Sproul.
Rc Sproul Career
Ligonier Ministries hosts several theological conferences each year, including the main conference in Orlando, FL, at which Sproul was one of the primary speakers. Also served as co-pastor at Saint Andrew’s Chapel, a congregation in Sanford, Florida. He was ordained as an elder in the United Presbyterian Church in the USA in 1965, but left that denomination around 1975 and joined the Presbyterian Church in America. Sproul was also a Council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.
Sproul was an ardent advocate of Calvinism in his many prints, audio, and video publications, and he was also known for his advocacy of the Thomistic (classical) approaches to Christian apologetics, less common among Reformed apologists, most of whom prefer presuppositionalism. A dominant theme in many of Sproul’s Renewing Your Mind lessons is the holiness and sovereignty of God.
Sproul, a staunch critic of the Roman Catholic Church and Catholic theology, denounced the 1994 ecumenical document Evangelicals and Catholics Together.
Rc Sproul Health and Death
On April 18, 2015, Sproul suffered a stroke and was admitted to a hospital. Five days later, on April 23, Dr. Sproul went home from the hospital, suffering no ill effects. He was, however, diagnosed with a diabetic condition “that be addressed through diet and regular medical attention.”
Sproul had long suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and on December 2, 2017, he was hospitalized when his respiratory difficulties were exacerbated by flu. Despite medical efforts to restore respiratory function, he died on December 14, 2017, at the age of 78.
Rc Sproul Nationality
He was of American Nationality.
Rc Sproul Net Worth
His net worth is approximated at $2 million dollars.
Rc Sproul Publications
-Moses and the Burning Bush
-The Legacy of Luther (2016) with Stephen J. Nichols and others
-The Knight’s Map (2016
-Everyone’s a Theologian: An Introduction to Systematic Theology (2014)
-The Promises of God (2013)
-God’s Love: How the Infinite God Cares for His Children (2012)
-Are We Together: A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism (2012)
-The Work of Christ: What the Events of Jesus Life Mean for You (2012)
-The Donkey Who Carried a King (2012)
-The Barber Who Wanted to Pray (2011)
-Unseen Realities: Heaven, Hell, Angels, and Demons (2011)
-The Prayer of the Lord (2009)
-The Prince’s Poison Cup (2008)
-The Truth of the Cross (2007)
-Truths We Confess: A Layman’s Guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith Volume 3: The State, The Family, The Church, and Last Things (2007)
-Part 2Truths We Confess: A Layman’s Guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith Volume 2: Salvation and the Christian Life (2007)
– Truths We Confess: A Layman’s Guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith Volume 1: The Triune God (2006)
-The Lightlings (2006)
-How Then Shall We Worship? (2006 as A Taste of Heaven; revised 2006)
-Running the Race: A Graduate’s Guide to Life (2003)
-Defending Your Faith (2003)
-The Dark Side of Islam (2003) with Abdul Saleeb
-Five Things Every Christian Needs to Grow (2002)
-Saved from What? (2002)
-When Worlds Collide: Where is God? (2002)
-What’s in the Bible? (2001)
-Loved By God (2001)
-The Consequence of Ideas (2000)
-In the Presence of God (1999)
-Getting the Gospel Right: The Tie That Binds Evangelicals Together (1999)
-A Walk with God: Luke (1999)
-The Last Days According to Jesus (1998)
-What is Reformed Theology (1997 as Grace Unknown; revised 2005)
-Willing to Believe: Understanding the Role of Human Will in Salvation (1997)
-The Priest with Dirty Clothes (1997; revised 2011)
-Now, That’s a Good Question! (1996)
-The Invisible Hand (1996, revised 2003)
-Choosing My Religion (1996)
-Ultimate Issues (1996)
-Before the Face of God Volume 4: A Daily Guide for Living from Ephesians, Hebrews, and James (1996)
-Reformation Study Bible (1995 as New Geneva Study Bible; revised 1998, 2005, 2015)
-The Unexpected Jesus (1995 as The Mighty Christ; revised 2005)
-Faith Alone (1995; revised 2016)
-The Purpose of God: An Exposition of Ephesians (1994; revised 2006)
-Not a Chance: God, Science, and the Revolt against Reason (1994; revised 2014) with Keith Mathison
-Before the Face of God Volume 3: A Daily Guide for Living from the Old Testament (1994)
-The Gospel of God: An Exposition of Romans (1994 revised 1999)
-Before the Face of God Volume 2: A Daily Guide for Living from the Gospel of Luke (1993)
-Doubt and Assurance
-The Soul’s Quest for God: Satisfying the Hunger for Spiritual Communion With God
-Before the Face of God Volume 1: A Daily Guide for Living from the Book of Romans
-Essential Truths of Christian Faith
-Following Christ (1991) ISBN 978-0842359375 combination of previously published booklets titled: Who Is Jesus? (1983), Does Prayer Change Things? (1984), Can I Know God’s Will? (1984), and How Should I Live in This World? (1983)
-The Mystery of the Holy Spirit (1990; revised 2009)
-Abortion–A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue (1990; revised 2010)
-The Glory of Christ (1990; revised 2003)
-Surprised by Suffering (1989; revised 2009)
-Pleasing God (1988; revised 2012)
-Discovering God Who Is (1987 as One Holy Passion; revised 1995 and 2003 as The Character of God and 2008 as Discovering God Who Is)
-Lifeviews: Make a Christian Impact on Culture and Society (1986)
-Chosen by God (1986)
-The Holiness of God (1985; revised 1998)
-Classical Apologetics (1984) with John Gerstner and Arthur Lindsley
-Johnny Come Home (1984)
-The Hunger for Significance (1983 as In Search of Dignity; revised 1991 and 2001)
-Stronger Than Steel: The Wayne Alderson Story (1980)
-Reason to Believe (1978 and 1982 as Objections Answered; revised 2016)
-Knowing Scripture (1978; revised 2016)
-Soli Deo Gloria (1976) General Editor
-God’s Inerrant Word: An International Symposium on the Trustworthiness of Scripture (1974) Contributor
-The Intimate Marriage (1975 as Discovering the Intimate Marriage; revised 1986 and 2003)
-If There’s a God, Why Are There Atheists? (1974 as The Psychology of Atheism; revised 1988, 1997, and 2018)
-What We Believe: Understanding and Confessing the Apostle’s Creed (1973 as The Symbol: An Exposition of the Apostle’s Creed; revised 1982 as Basic Training, 1998 as Renewing Your Mind, and 2015 as What We Believe)
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