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Saved from What? [Hardcover]

By R. C. Sproul, Sr. (Author)
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Consider the power of humble prepositions! We are at once saved by God and from his own judgment. In his inimitable teaching style, Sproul examines all aspects of salvation---our unworthiness, Christ's work on our behalf, the God-given faith that redeems us, eternal wrath and condemnation vs. joy unending, and more.

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Challenges readers to understand God’s act of salvation so that they may fully grasp the glory of being saved.

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Studio: Crossway Books
Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.07" Width: 5.59" Height: 0.59"
Weight:   0.57 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 3, 2002
ISBN  1581344171  
ISBN13  9781581344172  

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More About R. C. Sproul, Sr.

R. C. Sproul Dr. R.C. Sproul is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education ministry located near Orlando, Florida. His teaching can be heard on the program Renewing Your Mind, which is broadcast on hundreds of radio outlets in the United States and in 40 countries worldwide. He is the executive editor of Tabletalk magazine, general editor of The Reformation Study Bible, and the author of more than seventy books and scores of articles for national evangelical publications. Dr. Sproul also serves as president of Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies, and Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida. He currently serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew's in Sanford, FL.

R. C. Sproul currently resides in Orlando, in the state of Florida. R. C. Sproul was born in 1939.

R. C. Sproul has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Crucial Questions
  2. R. C. Sproul Library
  3. St. Andrew's Expositional Commentary

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Next to the Bible, the MOST important book to read!  Sep 16, 2008
Next to the Bible itself, this book is the most needed study for all Christians. In it, R.C. concisely postulates the very essence of salvation, our position without the cross and our position thereafter. Our church has lost its foundation thereby rendering our exhortation that everyone be saved lacks any real meaning. But once we have fully comprehended the holiness and justice of God, we cannot forget exactly what we are saved from, giving revival to our mission as God's ambassadors.
Save Us From Unbelief!  Aug 2, 2005
The mantra of the evangelical Christian is, "I'm saved." But how often do we actually think about that statement and what it really means? Saved from what? Saved from God. This is central to orthodox Christianity, yet it is something so many people either ignore, try to debunk, or just plain don't understand. Sproul, in this book, lays bare the great danger in which we find ourselves when we turn our backs on the God who saved us. Yes. He saved us. We are saved from God, we are saved by God, and we are saved for God. This concept is obviously a controversial and emotionally charged issue, as evidenced by another review I recently read. The reviewer is obviously offended by the very idea that God's justice demands payment for our sins, and punishment for our crimes. But if this isn't the case, then what does it mean to be saved? If Jesus' suffering means nothing, as this reviewer claims, then we are still under the law, still condemned, and still destined for hell. This is justice, because it's what we deserve.

When we understand how heinous our sin is, we can begin to realize how great the miracle of salvation by God, through His Son, really is. We can begin to fathom what it means to say that God is love. This book is not scripture in itself, but every claim that Sproul makes is backed by the Bible. God does not desire suffering for us. A good God does not want His creatures to suffer. But because God is good, and not just good, but HOLY, He cannot ignore evil because it offends His very goodness. Therefore, an appropriate companion to this book is another by Sproul, "The Holiness of God." When I read the aforementioned review, it made me cringe, because it showed just how little understanding many people have of God's holiness. Truth and scripture are eternal. The unwritten suggestion that we "modern" people know better than those who still believe in the archaic notion of God's wrath is tantamount to saying that we know better than God, who the Christian must agree is the ultimate Author of scripture.

Isaiah 53:10a states: "But the LORD was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief; if He would render Himself as a guilt offering". Christ's suffering does have value to God, no matter how many "modern" scholars say otherwise. This person left one thing out of their scathing yet ill-founded review. They don't answer the question. If you deny what R.C. Sproul defends, that we are saved from God's eternal, righteous wrath, then you need another conclusion to the question: "Saved from What?" Sproul is true to classical Reform theology, and true to scripture as he answers this question honestly and brilliantly.
Please tell us the truth.  Jul 14, 2005
This book is part of R.C. Sproul's attempt to prop up the penal theory of the atonement, and to convince people that they stand in need of the forebearance of infinite Divine retribution.

Unfortunately for Sproul, and fortunately for the rest of us, he is attempting to do the equivalent of holding back the mighty Mississippi; scholars, preachers, and everyday Christians everywhere are being liberated from the notion that God's default nature is to want to render infinite suffering upon his creatures or that the sufferings of the innocent Christ has value to God.

Scholars of historical theology are teaching us that Sproul's ideas aren't nearly as ancient as he claims they are; they were absent from any of the early church fathers. Scholars of Biblical exegesis are teaching us that Sproul's ideas aren't really taught in the Bible; the "New Perspective on Paul" tells us that the word "justification" does not mean what Sproul says it means. Finally, as the Orthodox Church gains prominance in the United States, we will see that this way of thinking about Christianity is not shared by Christians.

Saved from What? Perhaps in this day and age, the thing we are most needful of salvation from is Sproul's kind of theology.
Saved From God's Wrath  Jun 17, 2005
Two Quotes from page forty-five:
"However, when the scripture tells us that God saves us, that salvation is of the Lord, we tend to forget that salvation is from the Lord."

"The last thing in the World the impenitent sinner ever wants to meet on the other side of the grave is God."

The book is titled Saved From What. The What is God. One does not want to suffer under the wrath of God. Man cannot understand God's Grace unless one understands God's Holiness; part of God's Holiness is His hatred of sin. God is a righteous god; He demands man be punished when he wrongs God. Yes, God seeks a contrite heart.

R.C. Sproul has written a complete text on the Holiness of God; he has written a complete text about man's shattered image since man's original sin; he has written several texts about God's Grace; in many text he has made clear the distinction between mercy and justice. Saved From What incorporates these concepts into explaining why God sent an innocent man to die for the guilty. Why did God the Father send His only Son Jesus to earth to live and suffer under the torments of fallen man, to be humiliated by fallen man, and to be executed by fallen man. Why did Jesus suffer as a sinner when He Himself knew not sin? Why was this all needed so repented fallen man may not receive eternal damnation. R.C. Sproul makes clear the impenitent have no part as adopted Children of God the Father.

I do not believe one can share one's Christian faith unless one has a clear concept of God, man's sin, and his need for forgiveness. This book aims to give a clear short explanation of the Good News. The Good News is not about curing physical illness or financial distress. It is about one's relationship with God. It is about being right with God, so one will not receive eternal punishment through the hand of God. R.C. Sproul explains how sin causes a debt to be paid by man, a ransom to be paid by man, and how sin caused man to be cursed. The author elaborates how the death of Jesus on the cross pays the debt, how the crucifixion pays the ransom, and removes God's curse. It is not enough that the punishment for sin is removed but the righteousness of God is imputed to the repentant sinner. Sproul further explains that the repentant believer become children of God. This brings the consequence of the Christian joining Jesus in Heaven. The book concludes with a beatific vision: an explanation of the regenerate man's perception of God and heaven, once he makes his final destination.

"Brother, are you saved?"  Mar 30, 2005
The correct answer to the question is not that we are saved from "hell". There is no oppurtunity for repentance in hell.

Rather, we are saved from "original sin" before The Cross of Christ not on judgement day.

We are not saved from "eternal conscious torment."

Rather, we are saved from the "incurred physical and spiritual death."

We have to be saved from our imputed sin before we die not after.

That is why this book does not teach that annihilationists are not saved. It is a good book but it still puts the cart before the horse. There is an even better answer to what we are saved from: The Fall.

80% only counts in horseshoes. "God doesn't curve the final." --Rosenbladt

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