10 Notable Christian Deaths in 2017

RC Sproul – Dec. 14

RC Sproul
Reformed theologian and Ligonier Ministries founder Robert Charles Sproul speaks in this undated video. |

Robert Charles "RC" Sproul, the American theologian, author, Presbyterian Church in America teaching elder, and founder of Ligonier Ministries, died at age 78 several days after being rushed to a hospital due to breathing problems.

Sproul wrote about 90 books and was involved in the crafting of the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, a declaration of faith signed by about 300 evangelical scholars.

"I am sure I owe him more than I can even recall. My reverence for the holiness of God and the truth of his word would not be the same without his influence," said John Piper of

"He stayed close to the great doctrines of Scripture and their profound impact on life and ministry and church and missions. These have been the girders from which he has built a coherent, God-centered worldview."

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