Renowned Christian Minister R.C. Sproul Jr. Suspended By Ligonier Ministries Over Ashley Madison Visit

Ernest Adulai

A renowned Christian Minister Robert Charles Sproul, popularly known as R.C. Sproul Jr, was sadly suspended by Ligonier Ministries over Ashley Madison visit.

R.C. Sproul Jr. is the son of R.C. Sproul the founder of Ligonier Ministries Sanford Florida. His father is a Reformed theologian and chairman of the board of the Ministry. Sproul Jr. is one of the teaching fellows at the ministry's Reformation Bible College.

Sproul Jr. confessed to visiting the Ashley Madison website, a cheating website for people who are married or in a committed relationship. This confession was initially handled internally by the board and Presbytery of the organization, but he later informed the world about it on a blogpost.

According to ChristianPost, The 50-year-old Sproul, a father of eight and a grandfather of one, is a Calvinist Christian Minister and his activity on the website did not lead to any physical relationship.

According to his blogpost, Sproul Jr. said he accessed the site "in a moment of weakness, pain, and from an unhealthy curiosity. … My goal was not to gather research for critical commentary, but to fan the flames of my imagination.

He admitted, "First, I felt the grace of fear. Second, I felt the grace of shame. I was there long enough to leave an old email address. And within minutes I left, never to return," he wrote. "I did not sign up for their service or interact with any clients. I have always remained faithful to my wife even after her passing."

Sproul Jr. wrote, "The grace of God's judgment bore its fruit, and by His grace I repented of my sin. By His grace, I have also received His forgiveness, the outworking of His love. Prophetic providence had done its good office. Jesus died for this sin, but there are still earthly consequences."

Sproul Jr. explained further, saying, "The reality is that we all sin before the eyes of the watching God of Heaven and Earth. Not only that, but all of our sins will one day be publicly exposed. On that great day of judgment, there will be no delete; there will be no erase; there will be no way to hide all that all of us have done. It is my hope that this kind of cyber assault might wake us up to that reality."

He concluded by saying "With the revelation of the hack has come the revelation of my sin. I recently informed the board of Ligonier Ministries, which has handled the matter internally, having suspended me until July 1, 2016," he wrote. "I also informed my presbytery which is also handling the matter internally. And now the world is informed. My sin, sadly, has impacted those who are innocent—my colleagues, friends, and family. I have and will continue to seek their forgiveness. I covet your prayers."

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