The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul (Clip 1 of 5)

Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory! Note: exclamation point utilized by the ESV 🙂

Just finished reading this book not long ago. Like many of R.C.'s books, it is written so that almost anyone can comprehend certain truths about our God. If you are looking to further your understanding of where we stand in relation to our Creator, or if you want an easy to read "faith sharpener" this is a book for you.

RC Sproul's "The Holiness of God' series has definitely had a great impact on my spiritual growth and sound understanding in Christianity. I strongly recommend either getting the video series or book.

Thanks for posting this!

Soli Deo Gloria! To God Alone be the Glory!

Very good message in a day where many churches try to hold love of God as either the only attribute or the chief attribute it is good to hear ministers emphasising the holiness of God.

I am not saying you are wrong, I am only trying to better understand both positions. If you are correct about John 3:16, then how do you interpret John 6:37? After all, it does say, "..all that the Father gives me…" rather than, "all those whom decide to come to the Father…"

BTW, these people have repented, they have confessed Jesus Christ as Lord, the Lord has opened their eyes. You would condemn them anyway, and solely for being mistaken about who else's eyes the Lord might open?


Do you realize you sound just like Richard Dawkins? In the face of sound argument, you continue to press your baseless assertions forward anyway. Nice job of showing just how illogical and irrational your comment is. Nice job of showing just how much of a closet Calvinist you truly are.

Sproul is the only- and I mean the ONLY- clergyman on the radio or TV I have any respect for. Obviously, the guy can read: what a refreshing difference.

I have a question.. if every man's fate is predestined by God, then why did Jesus tell us to go preach the gospel? what would be the point of that really? If you can convince me that predestination is true, then I will never bother to go preach to anyone.. and that would seem to me like an act of satan in my life..

God is Holy no matter what. There is nothing he does that makes him Holy, instead everything he is is Holy! God is Holy! Only he can say I AM.

In response to Sanosuke, God has predestined us, however, the predestination falls in the category of "it is not the Father's will that none should perish, but that all should have ever lasting life." In Genesis, God foretold many of times that He would be making a sacrifice for all of mankind, to restore the fellowship and relationship back to Him. It was already decided in the beginning that Jesus Christ-God's only Son, be the atonement for all mankind. God's plan=salvation=predestination.

@issacky as declared by the very same book detailing a god that had to kill his son (or himself depending on your interpretation) to "save us"?

@chupetico00 In order to infer truth you must have demonstrable facts. Unfortunately your story doesn't have any demonstrable facts.

@issacky Killing a son is complimentary to holiness? I would beg to differ… but this is ALL beside the point. You need to establish *demonstrable* evidence that your God even EXISTS before you can make ANY claim whatsoever to holiness, creation, child killing, whatever. Demonstrate God exists or our conversation cannot continue.

The reality is that a Christian cannot "demonstrate" conclusively that God exists any more than you can "demonstrate" conclusively that he does not exist. Both positions require an element of faith. It indeed takes faith to believe that God exists, but it also takes faith to believe that he does not exist. The burden of proof is not on Christians but on you. If we are wrong – then when we die we simply cease to exist. But if you are wrong…

@michaeldflint If Christians can't demonstrate God exists then the only position to take is to not believe the claims. Let me put it this way, if I claim that unicorns exist, and cannot demonstrate they do, is it then up to *you* to demonstrate to me that they don't? No, it's always up to the claimant to demonstrate evidence for the claims. Secondly, If you are "right" and there is a god then you have been intellectually dishonest in claiming god exists without any slice of evidence. I haven't.

@simcult – I didn't say Christians could not demonstrate that God exists – certainly we can. Our difficulty is in demonstrating it CONCLUSIVELY. I can prove the moon exists conclusively; but Belief in God does require an exercise of faith. The evidence of God's existence is certainly strong, but I still have to exercise faith to get from evidence to belief. Your position is absolutely no different! You cannot prove that God does NOT exist! It requires faith on your part NOT to believe!

@michaeldflint 1) No you can't demonstrate your God exists, otherwise we (and millions of others) wouldn't be having this conversation. We don't debate whether the moon exists because it is *evident" that it does. We debate whether God exists because the evidence is WEAK (not strong).
2) Faith requires you to believe without reasonable evidence – that's it's very definition.
3) Atheists do NOT proclaim God does *not* exist (just as they don't proclaim Unicorns don't exist).

what other creatures of the world worship gods? Hmmmmmmmm. I wonder why we seem to be the only ones who place such importance on a higher being or God. I wonder if that hints at anything?

Knowledge is defined as "expertise, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education" – how is this demonstrated? I'm typing some information to you here over the internet, it's source is my brain, the information has come through education. This phenomena is demonstrated every single day.

@simcult anytime anyone should dare to try and prove God's existence does in the same step call God a liar. for it is God himself who has declared the proof of his own existence being self-evident through his creation and in our consciences. to then try to proceed to point out these proofs would to state that what God declared to be already evident is to call him a liar in trying to bring forth more convincing evidence then has already been provided by God himself.

@simcult it is not proof of God's existence that is the issue, but rather how a heart might silence the conscience that declares over and over and over again the reality of God in every man's soul. all the efforts of man at darkening and deafening the heart to that conscience will found to be in vain. even in the darkest deepest hell, the voice of God's wrath will ring louder than anything around.

@simcult your faith is by definition that which is believed upon without reasonable evidence; or more accurately despite the overwhelming evidence stamped in every gene of your being. but God's definition of faith is the evidence of things hoped for, the expectation of things not seen. evidence of which is so great it takes greater efforts at delusion and self-deception to reject the truth that is ever before all of us.

@simcult the existence of God is not a subject up for debate. you may find many who will foolishly fall into the trap of trying to prove God's existence. but that is all that it is: a fool's trap. God has not called anyone to prove his existence. God himself has provided all the evidence that is required.

@rainifyoulike all of God's creation, with the exception of a few fallen angels, and all of mankind, worship the one true living God. whereas mankind worships everything but God. mankind worships trees, rocks, stars, animals, and worst of all themselves. the rest of creation knows who their Creator is, and gives praise, thanksgiving, and worship to him all the time in faithful obedience and reverence to his commands.

@HermitintheRain Of course the existence of God is up for debate – it's a factual claim, there IS either a God, or there isn't – all factual claims are up for debate. Unfortunately there is no evidence for this claim, hence why I don't believe it. Anyway you have the right to believe if you like, but you can't assert that there is any credible evidence for God and get away with it; people like me will always call you out.

@HermitintheRain God is not self-evident, otherwise me (and millions like me) wouldn't deny it, we wouldn't be having this conversation and there would be no concept of 'faith'.

@simcult Your existence and the millions like you were foretold in the Scriptures.

If you refuse to repent, your punishment, along with millions like you, will glorify God.

@chupetico00 Why should I? You can't demonstrate any of it even exists. Just like every other religion…

@issacky you need to demonstrate a God exists before you can call it 'holy'… whatever that actually means.

God has revealed Himself in Creation – Romans 1:20 (Common English Bible) "Ever since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities God’s eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, because they are understood through the things God has made. So humans are without excuse. 21 Although they knew God, they didn’t honor God as God or thank him. Instead, their reasoning became pointless, and their foolish hearts were darkened."
Reject Truth then all that is left is THE LIE.

1Tim1:15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I am the worst.Rom5:6 For when we were yet without strength in due time Christ died for the ungodly.Act16:31Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.Heb2:3 So what makes us think we can escape if we ignore this great salvation that was first announced by the Lord Jesus himself and then delivered to us by those who heard him speak? What will u do with Jesus?

Demonstration of reality of Truth of God's Word : See the post of the atheist here.
Rom8:7 "The sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so." The natural mind cannot receive the things of God. Paul says that the sinful mind or carnal mind is hostile to God. It hates the very things of God.
Rom5:8 "But God shows his love for us, because while we were still sinners Christ died for us." His Grace and Mercy are available to those who believe.

semperfartis2009… you sound pretty smart for a self educated individual (of course people that are self taught usually assume they are smarter than other people often… So in all of your studies, combined with your hatred toward Christians, have you successfully disproved the claims of the Bible? Please feel free to share your findings… (besides your study of the letter J as it relates to the Greek and Hebrew language). Answer this… where does morality come from?

@semperfortis2009 lol……the moment an adult says "duh" in a conversation with anyone besides their spouse, child, or a best friend, is the moment that their intellect is smashed by their immaturity 😉

"Yeshua" comes from the Greek, because they had no "J" like sound in their alphabet; His name is Joshua

"Jesus" comes from the Latin.

Go to Michael Brown, LineofFireRadio, and challlenge him He is a semitic language scholar. Yehoshua is Joshua in Hebrew. Yeshua is a short form of Yehoshua as Mike is to Michael. Please stop spreading misinformation.

Then I'd fire him as a scholar.. because any scholar worth his weight in salt, knows the reason "Yeshua" is used because the GREEK has no 'J' sound in their alphabet; the Hebrew does. Yehoshua-Yeshua were often commonly shared as interchangeably the same name.

Now own up to your mistake.

You know I am not even inclined to Reform theology but I absolutely love the teaching of RC Sproul…….great to see this on you tube!

Feeding trolls from a year ago refreshes their comments for all practical purposes. This could be a great place for Christian discussion

I embrace reformed theology,as it assures me that God is in control and the fact that I have ruined my life fades away as I see God's purpose being carried out faithfully for the Body of Christ, which includes me.

Amazing teaching……
I am in tears….
at the idea & thought of God's Holy, Holy, Holy, Holiness.
…Jesus is Lord, praise His Holy Name!
Amen & Amen

Simcult, I read all your posts and am curious about a few things.  Why do you belittle
what people choose to believe or disbelief?  It's not like you are offering these Christ followers a better, wiser and richer understanding to replace what they have and believe to be true.  You have nothing to offer but your anger and it is uncaused, being not grounded in reason.  Your anger has blinded you to the fact that your words of judgment and conviction, condemning what to you is a fairytale but to the people you have attempted  to make look foolish, uneducated and retarded is life itself: aside from the fact freedom of worship is protected by Constitutional Law of which you are approaching violation.
     Let's put your shoe on your other foot.  You wrote,"Demonstrate God exists or our conversation cannot continue."  What changed your mind?  Every point you
used as if they were fact is an opinion.  Demonstrate God doesn't exist or what?
You can't. Christians can't. The good news is you are entitled to choose for yourself what you decide to have faith in.  I'll leave you with your hypocrisy and this:  Heb 11-1
     "Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." 

God bless you R. C.Lucky you to be in the presence of the Lord Jesus now. Let us all live our lives to glorify God now and always so that when we meet Jesus ourselves, he will say “ Well done my good and faithful servant.” Those will be the sweetest words we will ever have heard in our entire existence to that point.

Praising God that you are now with the One whose love far surpasses the love that we all had for you. Such a beautiful soul and teacher. Rest easy RC xxx

You are hereby cursed by God, as is your family and your wife with cancer unto death. And no so-called priest, prophet, rabbi, or holy man shall be able to remove this curse. YouTube cannot remove it, they can only remove the words. But the curse of sickness, homosexuality, prostitution, and agonizing death by cancer has been placed by God upon you and your family ON THIS DAY! your children's children's children shall be cursed until your lineage falls from existence and unto Hell. We shout Amen Ra. You are cursed. Amen God.


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