"As long as I've been a minister, as long as I've been engaged in the work of Christ, as long as I've been a Christian, I would say the year 1994 has been the year of the most difficult stress and struggle, theologically, that I have ever witnessed. I honestly believe that there's been no time since the 16th century when evangelicalism was in worse shape than today. I am watching Reformed Christianity in America come apart at the seams. I'm watching evangelicalism about to disappear. And I am sensing the intrusion of a new dark age. I wake up every morning thinking about this and I begin to feel the pressure and the enticement and the lure of despair ... til I think of Christmas." -Dr. R. C. Sproul Sr., "How We Should Think Because of Christmas"