I figured I would honor the life and legacy of R.C. Sproul who passed from this world into the presence of his Savior last December by finally reading one of and perhaps his most famous work, The Holiness of God. This book has blessed and challenged so many, and I was glad to join their ranks. Sproul helps the reader glimpse the glory, terror, and beauty of the God who created all things.
I so often am distracted by the profane and mundane and never look up and into God’s Word to see the Awesome God that Is. This book helped direct my eyes not inward, or outward, but upward.
As R.C. dares his readers, ” We will stare into the abyss of the Most Terrible, if you are willing to read along.”
I can promise you won’t be the same if you do.
Here are a few of many powerful quotes:
“the word holy is foreign to all languages. No dictionary is adequate to the task”
“Meeting Him personally may be our greatest trauma.”
“The justice of God is always and ever an expression of His character.”
“Mercy is not justice, but it also is not injustice. Injustice violates righteousness. Mercy manifests kindness and grace and does no violence to righteousness. We may see nonjustice in God, which is mercy, but we never see injustice in God.”
“The right to life is forfeited by sin”
“the Cross was at once the most horrible and the most beautiful example of God’s wrath. It was the most just and the most gracious act in history.”