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Knowing Scripture Knowing Scripture by R.C. Sproul
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“The issue of faith is not so much whether we believe in God, but whether we believe the God we believe in. (p.35)”
R.C. Sproul, Knowing Scripture
“If there is a secret, a carefully guarded secret, to human happiness, it is that one expressed in a seventeenth-century catechism that says, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.” The secret to happiness is found in obedience to God. How can we be happy if we are not obedient? How can we be obedient if we do not know what it is we are to obey? Thus the top and the tail of it is that happiness cannot be fully discovered as long as we remain ignorant of God’s Word.”
R.C. Sproul, Knowing Scripture
“If we are going to deal with the discipline of Bible study, we must recognize at the outset that we will need the grace of God to persevere.”
R.C. Sproul, Knowing Scripture
“If there is a secret, a carefully guarded secret, to human happiness, it is that one expressed in a seventeenth-century catechism that says, "Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever." The secret to happiness is found in obedience to God.”
R.C. Sproul, Knowing Scripture
“The issue of faith is not so much whether we believe in God, but whether we believe the God we believe in.”
R.C. Sproul, Knowing Scripture
“Subjectivism takes place when we distort the objective meaning of terms to suit our own interests.”
R.C. Sproul, Knowing Scripture
“What is a sensuous Christian? One dictionary defines sensuous as, "pertaining to the senses or sensible objects: highly susceptible to influence through the senses." The sensuous Christian is one who lives by his feelings rather than through his understanding of the Word of God. The sensuous Christian cannot be moved to service, prayer or study unless he "feels like it." His Christian life is only as effective as the intensity of present feelings. When he experiences spiritual euphoria, he is a whirlwind of Godly activity; when he is depressed , he is a spiritual incompetent. He constantly seeks new and fresh spiritual experiences and uses them to determine the Word of God. His "inner feelings" become the ultimate test of truth (Knowing Scripture 1978, 27).”
R.C. Sproul, Knowing Scripture
“If I were the devil (please, no comment), one of my first aims would be to stop folk from digging into the Bible. Knowing that it is the Word of God, teaching people to know and love and serve the God of the Word, I should do all I could to surround it with the spiritual equivalent of pits, thorn hedges and traps, to frighten people off.”
R.C. Sproul, Knowing Scripture
“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.”
R.C. Sproul, Knowing Scripture
“The devil never would attempt to beget in persons a regard to that divine word which God has given to be the great and standing rule. . . . Would the spirit of error, in order to deceive men, beget in them a high opinion of the infallible rule, and incline them to think much of it, and be very conversant with it? . . . The devil has ever shown a mortal spite and hatred towards that holy book the Bible: he has done all in his power to extinguish that light. . . . He is engaged against the Bible, and hates every word in it.”
R.C. Sproul, Knowing Scripture
“Nothing betrays our deepest theories more eloquently than our practice.”
R.C. Sproul, Knowing Scripture