In The Truth of the Cross, Dr. R. C. Sproul surveys the great work accomplished by Jesus Christ through his crucifixion—the redemption of God’s people. Dr. Sproul considers the atonement from numerous angles and shows conclusively that the cross was absolutely necessary if anyone was to be saved.
Opening the Scriptures, Dr. Sproul shows that God himself provided salvation by sending Jesus Christ to die on the cross, and the cross was always God’s intended method by which to bring salvation. The Truth of the Cross is an uncompromising reminder that the atonement of Christ is an absolutely essential doctrine of the Christian faith, one that should be studied and understood by all believers.
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- Study on atonement and the absolute necessity of the cross
- Questions and answers on issues surrounding atonement
Praise for the Print Edition
The Truth of the Cross is the best book on the cross I have read. It is a “must” for every church library and a book that I will give away many times to friends. This is so because it is sober (i.e., it contains historically informed reflections on salient biblical texts), sensible (i.e., it is well-argued), simple (i.e., it holds the reader’s attention through grabbing illustrations and even a seventh-grader can its substance), and spiritual (i.e., it comes from a heart set ablaze by the Spirit).
—Dr. Bruce K. Waltke, professor, Reformed Theological Seminary
The cross stands at the very center of our Christian lives. Still, many Christians are confused about the heart of the gospel, for many deviant views are in the air. R. C. Sproul blows the fog away in this wonderfully clear, theologically profound, and pastorally rich work. Learn afresh or anew what God has accomplished in the cross, so that you will boast only in the cross of Jesus Christ.
—Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner, professor, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
The gospel is a message of good news that something extraordinary has happened. At the heart of that message is that Jesus, God the Son incarnate, has atoned for the sins of all His people, turning away the righteous wrath of God. The gospel is a cross-shaped message. Sadly, in our day, this message is being re-shaped into other forms, and the results are not happy. We can give thanks for this volume by R. C. Sproul, however, because in it he steps into the breach once more to provide a clear, concise, and thoughtful case for the biblical and historic Christian gospel of the cross.
—Dr. R. Scott Clark, associate professor, Westminster Seminary California
- Title: The Truth of the Cross
- Author: R. C. Sproul
- Publisher: Reformation Trust
- Publication Date: 2007
- Pages: 178
About R. C. Sproul
R. C. Sproul is the founder and president of Ligonier Ministries and president of Ligonier Academy. He also serves as the senior pastor of Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, Fla., and he has written more than 70 books including Defending Your Faith, Truths We Confess, and commentaries on Romans and John in the Saint Andrew’s Expositional Commentary series.