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R.C. Sproul, Jr. Publishes New Book wtih Ichthus Publications
R.C. Sproul, Jr. has a new book coming out, published by Ichthus Publications (what were they thinking???).
I suppose those who loved his late father, R.C. Sproul, Sr., might want to get a more personal glimpse into the man to whom many have looked for spiritual guidance and wisdom. He certainly has been respected for years, especially in Reformed church circles. I get that.
But R.C. Sproul, Jr., has done harm to many, including his own children. Valerie Jacobsen (updated 3/28: Valerie is not R.C. Sproul, Jr.,’s daughter) posted a listing of Sproul’s offenses and saved me some time:
Drunk driving with children. 0.175. Couldn’t even stand up. He’s on audio stating that when he went into court the next morning, he had no memory of…
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This stuff reminds me of a 60 minutes episode about atheist pastors that I saw in the mid 2000’s. It was interviews (with voices masked and faces blurred) with pastors who had lost their faith, but they were too old, or fearful, to quit their job, lose their benefits, and jeopardize their families. So they continued on, miming the weekly rhythms, trying to fake it.
When the ministry is professionalized (beginning in 18th/19th cen.), it easily makes a kind of market for a certain set of skills for men, once they’ve gotten on the circuit, can’t quite ever get out. The phony theology of fake grace is a symptom, and bizarre rationalization, for men who just can’t get out, and would rather cut a check, and receive prestige, by staying in and “peddling the gospel” (as St. Paul condemns).
Cal, I’ve wondered why Tullian and RC Jr haven’t come to terms with the fact that they’re not “pastors” or “ministers.” I think you’ve hit the nail on the head — it’s all about them and their “careers.” They can claim they’re in it to “serve the people of God” but the reality is they’re too lazy and scared to work a normal job like the rest of us have to. With all the harm they’ve caused they obviously have no clue how to shepherd the sheep. Scripture makes it plain what the qualifications are, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Tim. 3:1-7. Sproul and Tullian don’t even come close to meeting those, especially where it concerns “governing his family well.” In Tullian’s case he’s an unrepentant serial adulterer who’s caused the breakup of several marriages including his own. In Sproul’s case he’s cut off his own adult children, refuses them contact with their siblings still living with him, and refuses his children still living with him from having contact with their grandmothers and aunts (see RC Sproul Jr Abandons Reformed Faith and read the comments too). Both men still have a fan base but it seems their fans must be woefully ignorant of scripture by thinking their heroes merit a pulpit. It breaks my heart to see the lack of Bereans in the church today.
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As if the allegations against Sproul Jr weren’t bad enough already. Now RC Jr is being accused of child abuse: RC Sproul Jr and Child Abuse Allegations