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RC Sproul Hospitalized Over Breathing Difficulties

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Reformed theologian and Ligonier Ministries founder Robert Charles Sproul
RC Sproul Hospitalized Over Breathing Difficulties

Noted Reformed theologian and founder of Ligonier Ministries R.C. Sproul has been hospitalized due to breathing problems and as of Tuesday remains in critical condition.

On its website, Ligonier reported Dec. 3 that RC Sproul had been hospitalized on Dec. 2 because of “respiratory difficulties,” listing him as being “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,” noted the Ligonier blog entry.

He has remained in serious condition since then. On Dec. 8, Sproul was noted as having “less fluid on his lungs today than there was yesterday” but on Sunday, Ligonier reported that Sproul was “not improving as we had hoped.”

In the latest update on Tuesday, his condition was still critical.

“There is not much change in Dr. Sproul’s overall condition. He is critically ill and his breathing is being supported by the ventilator. Though there is no fever, the medical team continues to work to reduce the ventilator support in an effort to have his lungs resume their proper function,” noted Ligonier.

“This is an hour-by-hour situation with many techniques being used to adjust sedation levels and improve respiratory function. We are waiting on the Lord and asking you to continue in prayer for Dr. Sproul and his family.”

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1939, Robert Charles Sproul is a notable Reformed theologian who founded Ligonier Ministries and oversees a regular radio broadcast called Renewing Your Mind.