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Desiring God - R.C. Sproul Reads ‘The Calvinist’

R.C. Sproul, author, pastor, chairman of Ligonier Ministries, and dear brother in Christ, passed away on December 14, 2017. In 2013, Desiring God asked Sproul to record John Piper’s “The Calvinist,” a poem that captures God’s sovereign intersection with the life of a sinful man.

Desiring God initially released a video-poem in December 2013 that featured Sproul, Piper, and five others reading various stanzas of the poem. John Piper wrote of the collaboration, “I love these men. And you will hear why in the way they read.” In these four minutes, hear Sproul’s original recording of the entire poem — and hear the conviction of a man who loved the sovereign God, lived to make him known, and died in the truth of the poem’s last stanza:

See him nearing death. Listen to his breath, Through the ebbing pain: Final whisper: “Gain!”

Length: 4mins

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