R.C. SPROUL – 1939-2017
Seminario Reformado Latinoamericano, on behalf of thousands of reformed Christians involved with SRL, honors Dr. R.C. Sproul and gives thanks to God for his life and his ministry in Latin America.
On June 15, 2000, at the opening of the Ligonier Conference, Dr. R.C. Sproul announced that his dear friend, Dr. James Montgomery Boice, was received in the glory of God that morning. The way he presented that news caused people to rejoice at Dr. Boice’s joy. Today, I feel that my temporary grief is overpowered by the joy that my pastor—the main reformer of the 20th and 21st centuries— was also received in the glory of God on December 14, 2017.
Seminario Reformado Latinoamericano exists because of the influence of these two giants. SRL, then GTC, was born because Dr. Boice sent me and two other short-term missionaries to Colombia. SRL Seminary followed exactly the example of Dr. Sproul’s ministries. SRL has presented the reformed doctrines through theological conventions in the same manner of Ligonier conferences, using some of the same speakers, and promoting many of the videos, books and materials produced by Dr. R.C. Sproul.
We are tremendously grateful for Dr. Sproul and his ministry. In the SRL November letter of the month, we wrote, “Dr. R.C. Sproul, who is known in Latin America as the personification of the 20th and 21st Century Reformation, was the main inspiration for the birth of this mission. SRL has facilitated the distribution of his books, especially Chosen by God, The Holiness of God, Now That is a Good Question, Knowing the Scriptures, The Reformation Study Bible, and many others. God has used Dr. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries not only in Latin America, but also around the globe to evangelize the world with the doctrines of grace. From St. Andrews’ Chapel in Sanford, literally the epicenter of today’s reformation, Dr. Burk Parsons, for the last 10 years, has personally come to teach and speak many times in Colombia.”
Before Dr. Sproul went home, SRL had planned the 8th Latin American Reformed Convention for 2018, which will take place in Medellin from September 12th to the 15th. The theme of the convention is: Three Post 16th Century Reformers –Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon and R.C. Sproul. Now, SRL has decided to give more emphasis to the main reformer of this era, Dr. R. C. Sproul.
Soli Deo Gloria !
Dr. Noé S. Acosta, SRL Founder and President