R.C. Sproul, Jr. has been defrockedNews outlets have reported that R.C. Sproul, Jr. has been defrocked as a minister by his denomination, the Westminster Presbytery of the Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly.
Sproul, Jr. is founder of the Highlands Study Center and is the son of best selling author and Presbyterian theologian, R.C. Sproul, founder of Ligonier Ministries.
R.C. Sproul is a leading promoter of the heresy that a person must be born again before he places his faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Sproul also practices infant baptism despite having no biblical support for the practice.
R.C. Sproul's heretical "born again before faith" views are rejected by nearly all Southern Baptists, yet Dr. Al Mohler at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has invited him to speak at the seminary. In the past, Dr. Mohler also spoke at a Ligonier Ministries event. He is also scheduled to appear with Sproul during an upcoming conference in Louisville with Mark Dever and John Piper, both of whom enthusiastically endorse the "born again before faith" heresy.
Dr. Mohler seems quite stricken with R.C. Sproul and recently gave a glowing endorsement of his ministry and theology.
R.C. Sproul has set the standard for teaching biblical truth and serious theology to an entire generation of American evangelicals. Ligonier Ministries produces materials that are biblically faithful, rich in theological content, and clear in application. We are living in a time of theological emergency and R.C. Sproul with Ligonier Ministries has come to the rescue!
A baby baptizing Presbyterian who believes that a person is born again before they place their faith in Jesus Christ is the "standard for teaching biblical truth and serious theology"? If the 1980s and 1990s taught anything, it was that Southern Baptists expect their seminary presidents to promote Southern Baptist beliefs. Yet Dr. Mohler continues to surround himself with men who are not Southern Baptist and who teach the "born again before faith in Jesus" heresy.
Come on, Dr. Mohler! You know better than that.