Dec 14, 2018 by Alyssa Duvall

One Year Ago Today, R. C. Sproul, Champion Of The Faith, Passed Away

R.C. Sproul, prolific author, champion of modern Reformed theology, founder of Ligonier Ministries, and co-pastor of St. Andrew's Chapel passed into the arms of Christ his Savior one year ago today on December 14th, 2017, at the age of 78.

Surrounded by his wife, Vesta, and family in his hospital room in Altamonte Springs, Florida, Sproul died peacefully after being hospitalized due to severe respiratory difficulties exacerbated by the flu and complicated by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Sproul, whose abundant teachings on an incredible variety of subjects are sure to be invaluable to any Christian, has left behind a powerful, God-glorifying legacy through his family, colleagues, and the many believers he influenced.

We at HelloChristian thank the Lord for such a tremendous gift to His church and offer a selection of our favorite quotes from Dr. Sproul, as well as our continued prayers for his family:

"If there is even one maverick molecule in the universe outside of the sovereign control of God, then that molecule would be God."

“The promise of God is not that He will never give us more weight than we want to carry. The promise of God is that He will never put more on us than we can bear.”

"Why do bad things happen to good people? That only happened once, and He volunteered."

"God wants your life. Not one hour a week, not ten percent of your income. He wants you."

"As the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, so the denial of God is the height of foolishness."

“To know that God knows everything about me and yet loves me is indeed my ultimate consolation.”

“A god who is all love, all grace, all mercy, no sovereignty, no justice, no holiness, and no wrath is an idol.”

“The problem we face is that the word holy is foreign to all languages. No dictionary is adequate to the task.”

“You can’t open your eyes in this universe without seeing a theater of divine revelation.”

”There is no greater state than to get up from your knees knowing that God has forgiven every sin you’ve ever committed.”

"When we close our eyes in death, we do not cease to be alive; rather, we experience a continuation of personal consciousness. No person is more conscious, more aware, and more alert than when he passes through the veil from this world into the next. Far from falling asleep, we are awakened to glory in all of its significance. For the believer, death does not have the last word. Death has surrendered to the conquering power of the One who was resurrected as the firstborn of many brethren."

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