Ligonier Ministrieshas reportedthe sad news that its founder, R.C. Sproul, went home to be with the Lord today.
Sproul passed away in his hospital room in Florida after a battling the flu.
R. C. Sproul was 78.
Ligonier Ministries informed its followers last week that their founder, R.C. Sproul, was admitted to the hospital for respiratory difficulties. An update yesterday, December 10, 2017, reports Sproul is not improving “as we had hoped” and that these next few days are “critical.”
The update asked for prayers for Dr. Sproul. The founder of Ligonier, Sproul was admitted to the hospital on December 3, 2017. Successive updates after that date inform us he is in serious condition, currently sedated and breathing with the assistance of a ventilator. Doctors believe his condition is an exacerbation of emphysema induced by the flu. They are closely monitoring the fluid in his lungs.
Yesterday, this update was published:
Dr. Sproul is not improving as we had hoped and so these next few days are critical. He has a fever today due to the infection he has been fighting. Moreover, he is not decreasing in his reliance on the ventilator to support his breathing.
Your prayers in behalf of Dr. Sproul are deeply appreciated. They mean so much to the family and all who love R.C.
We will keep you informed here on the blog and on Facebook and Twitter if his condition changes.
Many have been greatly helped by the teaching of Sproul, a well-respected apologist and preacher in reformed circles. Perhaps his best-known work is his book The Holiness of God. Sproul also serves as co-pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida. His radio program, Renewing Your Mind, is widely circulated along with his videos.
Please join us as we pray for his recovery and the comfort of his anxious family.