RC Sproul Recounts How He Became a Calvinist

RC Sproul attributes it to Romans 9:

The combination was too much for me. Gerstner, Edwards, the New Testament professor, and above all the Apostle Paul, were too formidable a team for me to withstand. The ninth chapter of Romans was the clincher. I simply could find no way to avoid the Apostle’s teaching in that chapter. Reluctantly, I sighed and surrendered, but with my head, not my heart. “OK, I believe this stuff, but I don’t have to like it!”


  1. I read a book by R.C. Sproul about 35 years ago – before I knew the difference between a Calvinist and a Arminian. My opinion of him then was that he was confused. I have not changed my mind. Calvinism and Arminianism are both wrong. The truth is Universalism.

    He is claiming Paul would be a Calvinist? Really? How can one read Paul and come to that conclusion?

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