R. C. Sproul Quotes

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

We are secure, not because we hold tightly to Jesus, but because He holds tightly to us.

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

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

I don’t always feel His presence. But God’s promises do not depend upon my feelings; they rest upon His integrity.

The pursuit of God is not a part-time, weekend exercise. If it is, chances are you will experience a part-time, weekend freedom. Abiding requires a kind of staying power. The pursuit is relentless. It hungers and thirsts. It pants as the deer after the mountain brook. It takes the kingdom by storm…The pursuit of God is a pursuit of passion. Indifference will not do. To abide in the Word is to hang on tenaciously. A weak grip will soon slip away. Discipleship requires staying power. We sign up for duration. We do not graduate until heaven.

God just doesn’t throw a life preserver to a drowning person. He goes to the bottom of the sea, and pulls a corpse from the bottom of the sea, takes him up on the bank, breathes into him the breath of life and makes him alive.

When there’s something in the Word of God that I don’t like, the problem is not with the Word of God, it’s with me.


There is nothing in this universe you need more desperately than Christ.

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

It is one thing to believe in God; it is quite another to believe God.

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

The greatest weakness in the church today is that the servants of God keep looking over their shoulder for the approval of men.

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

When God says something, the argument is over.

Right now counts forever.

The principle rule of interpreting Scripture is that Scripture interprets Scripture.

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.

Sin is not simply making bad choices or mistakes. Sin is having the desire in our hearts to do the will of the enemy of God.

There is not one piece of cosmic dust that is outside the scope of God’s sovereign providence.

We have to determine our theology from the Word of God, not from what we feel.

Scripture does not say that God is ‘love, love, love’ or that He is ‘wrath, wrath, wrath,’ but that He is ‘holy, holy, holy.’

God wants your life. Not one hour a week, not 10% of your income, He wants you.

The main problem with those who deny the existence of God is not intellectual. It is not because of insufficient information, or that God’s manifestation of himself in nature has been obscured. The atheists’ problem is not that they cannot know God, rather it is they do not want to know him. Man’s problem with the existence of God is not an intellectual problem; it is a moral problem.” For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men – Rom. 1:18″

If you truly have it, you never lose it; and if you lose it, you never truly had it.