Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sproul's error


Stephen Garrett writes:

R. C. Sproul's famous Hyper Calvinism conversion experience is told by him in these words:

"One of the most dramatic moments in my life for the shaping of my theology took place in a seminary classroom. One of my professors went to the blackboard and wrote these words in bold letters: REGENERATION PRECEDES FAITH

These words were a shock to my system. I had entered seminary believing that the key work of man to effect rebirth was faith. I thought that we first had to believe in Christ in order to be born again. I use the words in order here for a reason. I was thinking in terms of steps that must be taken in a certain sequence to arrive at a destination. I had put faith at the beginning of the sequence. The order looked something like this:
In this scheme of things the initiative falls with us."

I have reviewed these words of Sproul previously in postings here and here in the Gadfly. But, I wish to review them further and cite some other things Sproul stated in the same context.

First, let me make some comments on the words of Sproul above.
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BOB'S COMMENT: R. C. Sproul is one of the primary Pedobaptists living today who is responsible for spreading Hybrid Calvinism's "regeneration precedes faith" heresy. In his Study Bible, known now as the Reformation Study Bible, Sproul affirms the heresy of the Pedobaptists that their infant offspring are "regenerated" in their infancy (page 1665, inset article on Regeneration: The New Birth).

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