R. C. Sproul Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old r. c. sproul quotes, r. c. sproul sayings, and r. c. sproul proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


In Christian marriage, love is not an option. It is a duty.     

R. C. Sproul

Cynicism and skepticism are the crudest form of quasi-intellectualism... Let the cynic become cynical of his cynicism and the skeptic skeptical of his skepticism and join the battle.     

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The more sanctified a person is the more heavily weighted his prayer time is in adoration.     

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People only have true understanding when they look at everything from God's perspective. Authentic wisdom begins when we understand that God is to be the object of our devotion, our adoration, and our reverence.     

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To be a Christian is to be a theologian-a student of God and his will. The contemporary disdain for theological content and emphasis on self-image and emotions were not shared by the apostolic church.     

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We are all servants. The only question is whom we will serve.     

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The great triad of enemies for Christian growth contain the world, the flesh, and the devil.     

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

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We talk about predestination because the Bible talks about predestination. If we desire to build our theology on the Bible, we run head on into this concept. We soon discover that John Calvin did not invent it.     

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We've replaced the proclamation of Christ with an easy-listening legalism of do more and try harder.     

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The neutral view of free will is impossible. It involves choice without desire.     

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Your personal testimony, however meaningful it is to you, is not the gospel.     

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In Reformed theology, if God is not sovereign over the entire created order, then he is not sovereign at all. The term sovereignty too easily becomes a chimera. If God is not sovereign, then he is not God.     

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Every idol, if you scratch it, is a mirror. We worship ourselves.     

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It is the Holy Spirit who inspired the Bible. It is the Holy Spirit who illumines the Bible.     

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It is superstitious to equate our feelings and inclinations with the leading of the Holy Spirit.     

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A holy God is both just and merciful. He is never unjust.     

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I rest solely in His righteousness and in His atonement because I know there is nothing I can do to make up for my own iniquity.     

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The only cure for anxiety is to get down on our knees.     

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God is not interested in our public displays of piety. He's not interested in religion in terms of the outward show. He's interested in godliness.     

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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.     

R. C. Sproul

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

R. C. Sproul