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Free Download of R. C. Sproul’s The Truth of the Cross

The Truth of the CrossR. C. Sproul’s The Truth of the Cross is available as a free download through April 30, 2013 from Ligonier Ministries and Reformation Trust. The best option is to grab the Logos version. It’s also available for Kindle and as an EPUB.

Here are the ten topics he covers:

  1. The Necessity of an Atonement
  2. The Just God
  3. Debtors, Enemies, and Criminals
  4. Ransomed from Above
  5. The Saving Substitute
  6. Made Like His Brethren
  7. The Suffering Servant
  8. The Blessing and the Curse
  9. A Secure Faith
  10. Questions and Answers

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Calvin on God’s Permissive Will

Calvin: Institutes of the Christian ReligionAfter reading my post on Zac Smith’s cancer a while back, a friend of mine saw a link in the sidebar to a related post, “The Grace of Cancer,” and left a comment challenging my choice of words when I repeatedly said that God gave cancer to a man from our church to bring him to repentence.

I responded by encouraging him to read Calvin’s InstitutesI, xviii (esp. 1), where he discusses the “distinction [that] has been invented between doing and permitting,” and Piper’s “Don’t Waste Your Cancer.”

I spent some time rereading Calvin’s chapter on the issue of permission, “The Instrumentality of the Wicked Employed by God, While He Continues Free from Every Taint,” and I thought much of it was worth quoting here at length. I’ve bolded the most pertinent portions.

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Interview with R. C. Sproul on Evangelicalism

The Ligonier Ministries Blog points out that R. C. Sproul was on the White Horse Inn with Michael Horton. The topic of discussion is the state of evangelicalism.

In this interview you’ll learn important things about R. C., like what kind of vegetable he would be if he were one.

Free Piper & Sproul Sermon Tapes

tape.jpgI’m getting rid of all of my old sermon tapes and planning to donate them to Goodwill. Does anyone want them before I do? Here are the series that I have:

John Piper

  1. Four Sermons on the Holy Spirit (4 Sermons on 2 Tapes)
  2. Hallowed Be Thy Name: Eight Sermons on the Names of God (8 Sermons on 4 Tapes)
  3. Preach As Worship: Meditations on Expository Exultation (4 Sermons on 2 Tapes)
  4. The Providence of God (2 Sermons on 2 Tapes)
  5. Romans 8:28–30: Eight Sermons (8 Sermons on 4 Tapes)
  6. What Is Baptism? (4 Sermons on 2 Tapes)

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R. C. Sproul’s Books

Here’s a helpful list of all of R. C. Sproul’s books in chronological order. He’s written over 60. If you haven’t read anything by Sproul, let me recommend Faith Alone and Willing to Believe as two from which I profited greatly.

16 Books Most Influential on R. C. Sproul

Sproul lists the 16 books that have been most influential on his life.

  1. The Freedom of the Will, by Jonathan Edwards
  2. The Bondage of the Will, by Martin Luther
  3. Institutes of the Christian Religion, by John Calvin
  4. God in Modern Philosophy, by James Daniel Collins
  5. A Time for Truth, by William E. Simon
  6. Charity and Its Fruits, by Jonathan Edwards
  7. The Person of Christ, by G. C. Berkhouwer
  8. Gospel Fear, by Jeremiah Burroughs
  9. Gospel Worship, by Jeremiah Burroughs
  10. Institutes of Elenctic Theology, by Francis Turretin
  11. Principles of Conduct, by John Murray
  12. A Christian View of Men and Things, by Gordon Clark
  13. Thales to Dewey, by Gordon Clark
  14. Here I Stand, by Roland Bainton
  15. A Simple Way to Pray, by Martin Luther
  16. The Coming of the Kingdom, by Herman Ridderbos

If you haven’t read them, you’ll probably want to add them to your list, as I am doing. I find lists like this to be very valuable. If you know of other similar lists by men of God like Sproul, add the link in the comments, and I’ll compile a list.