Theologian RC Sproul dies at 78

Theologian R.C. Sproul, who founded Florida-based Ligonier Ministries and authored dozens of books, has died at age 78. Sproul died Dec. 14, 2017, from respiratory complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the flu.

An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and co-pastor of St. Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida, Sproul was a respected Bible teacher and preacher. He was known for his worldwide radio broadcast, “Renewing Your Mind,” as well as books such as “Everyone’s a Theologian” and “Defending Your Faith.” He served as chancellor of Reformation Bible College in Sanford, which was founded in 2011 as an extension of Ligonier Ministries.

In a Dec. 1, 2017, tweet Sproul wrote about his belief in eternity: “When God writes our names in the ‘Lamb’s Book of Life,’ He doesn’t do it with an eraser handy. He does it for eternity.” (RNS)