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R.C. Sproul Quotes

R.C. Sproul was an American theologian, author, and ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America. He died in 2017 and his memory will live on forever. R.C. Sproul quotes are there to remind you of how great of pastor he was. 




Nothing could be more irrational than the idea that something comes from nothing.

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I think the greatest weakness in the church today is that almost no one believes that God invests His power in the Bible.

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Everyone is looking for power in a program, in a methodology, in a technique, in anything and everything but that in which God has placed it—His Word. He alone has the power to change lives for eternity, and that power is focused on the Scriptures.

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We do not segment our lives, giving some time to God, some to our business or schooling, while keeping parts to ourselves. The idea is to live all of our lives in the presence of God, under the authority of God, and for the honor and glory of God. That is what the Christian life is all about.

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God’s grace is not infinite. God is infinite, and God is gracious.

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We experience the grace of an infinite God, but grace is not infinite. God sets limits to His patience and forbearance. He warns us over and over again that someday the ax will fall and His judgment will be poured out.

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Prayer does change things, all kinds of things. But the most important thing it changes is us.

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As we engage in this communion with God more deeply and come to know the One with whom we are speaking more intimately, that growing knowledge of God reveals to us all the more brilliantly who we are and our need to change in conformity to Him.

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Prayer changes us profoundly.

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Most Christians salute the sovereignty of God but believe in the sovereignty of man.

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It is God who corrects us; we don’t correct Him. We do not stand over God but under Him.

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It is fashionable in some academic circles to exercise scholarly criticism of the Bible. In so doing, scholars place themselves above the Bible and seek to correct it. If indeed the Bible is the Word of God, nothing could be more arrogant.

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When we understand the character of God, when we grasp something of His holiness, then we begin to understand the radical character of our sin and hopelessness. 

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Helpless sinners can survive only by grace. Our strength is futile in itself; we are spiritually impotent without the assistance of a merciful God.

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We may dislike giving our attention to God's wrath and justice, but until we incline ourselves to these aspects of God's nature, we will never appreciate what has been wrought for us by grace. 

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The hands of God are gracious hands. They alone have the power to rescue us from certain destruction.

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For a Christian to be a Christian, he must first be a sinner. Being a sinner is a prerequisite for being a church member. 

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The Christian church is one of the few organizations in the world that requires a public acknowledgement of sin as a condition for membership.

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Men are never duly touched and impressed with a conviction of their insignificance, until they have contrasted themselves with the majesty of God.

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If you don’t delight in the fact that your Father is holy, holy, holy, then you are spiritually dead.

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You may be in a church. You may go to a Christian school. But if there is no delight in your soul for the holiness of God, you don’t know God. You don’t love God. You’re out of touch with God. You’re asleep to his character.

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The more faithful preachers are to the Word of God in their preaching, the more liable they are to the charge of hypocrisy. 

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The most violent expression of God's wrath and justice is seen in the Cross.

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If ever a person had room to complain for injustice, it was Jesus. He was the only innocent man ever to be punished by God. 

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If we stagger at the wrath of God, let us stagger at the Cross. Here is where our astonishment should be focused.

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Every sin is an act of cosmic treason, a futile attempt to dethrone God in His sovereign authority.

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If there is one single molecule in this universe running around loose, totally free of God’s sovereignty, then we have no guarantee that a single promise of God will ever be fulfilled.

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We want to be saved from our misery, but not from our sin. We want to sin without misery, just as the prodigal son wanted inheritance without the father.

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The foremost spiritual law of the physical universe is that this hope can never be realized.

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Sin always accompanies misery. There is no victimless crime, and all creation is subject to decay because of humanity’s rebellion from God.

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When God's justice falls, we are offended because we think God owes perpetual mercy. We must not take His grace for granted. We must never lose our capacity to be amazed by grace.

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I'm afraid that in the United States of America today the prevailing doctrine of justification is not justification by faith alone.

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It is not even justification by good works or by a combination of faith and works. The prevailing notion of justification in our culture today is justification by death. All one has to do to be received into the everlasting arms of God is to die.

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To say that God's sovereignty is limited by man's freedom is to make man sovereign.

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I do not want to drive across a bridge designed by an engineer who believed the numbers in structural stress models are relative truths.

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When God issues a call to us, it is always a holy call. The vocation of dying is a sacred vocation. To understand that is one of the most important lessons a Christian can ever learn. When the summons comes, we can respond in many ways. We can become angry, bitter or terrified. But if we see it as a call from God and not a threat from Satan, we are far more prepared to cope with its difficulties.

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It has been said that nothing dispels a lie faster than the truth; nothing exposes the counterfeit faster than the genuine.

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The most brazen lie of all is the lie people tell themselves: "I have nothing to worry about from the wrath of God. My God is a God of love." If that is your thought, your god is an idol.

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