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R.C. Sproul Has Been Hospitalized for Respiratory Condition

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2017 Dec 08
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R.C. Sproul, 78, influential Christian figure and founder of Ligonier ministries, has reportedly been hospitalized and is in serious condition.

Ligonier Ministries first posted about Sproul’s health on December 3, stating, “The Sproul family wanted you to know that Dr. Sproul was hospitalized yesterday due to respiratory difficulties. He is in guarded condition at the intensive care unit and receiving expert care and attention. The doctors believe this is not pneumonia, but an exacerbation of his emphysema due to the flu so he has been put on a ventilator to help his breathing. Thank you for praying for his recovery.”

The ministry posted another update on December 4, and then the most recent update on December 6. In the December 6 update, the ministry said that Sproul’s condition remains serious.

“Dr. Sproul remains in a serious condition, his breathing being supported by a ventilator. He is currently sedated as the medical staff in ICU continues to monitor his health, even as they attempt a number of techniques to eliminate any infection.”

The statement added that Sproul’s family is with him and appreciates the support and prayers they have received.

To follow updates on Sproul’s health, you can go to Ligonier Ministries website or follow their Facebook or Twitter.


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Publication date: December 8, 2017