But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Sunday, 20 October 2019 00:00

Luther’s Excommunication Featured

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To be excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church is to be told that your soul is damned to hell. In this brief clip, Stephen Nichols explains how Martin Luther responded to his excommunication.

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Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:00

Faith Comes by Hearing God’s Promises Featured

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Faith comes by hearing God's promises. In this brief clip, W. Robert Godfrey explains what John Calvin taught about faith, knowledge, and gospel preaching.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant Reformation. And don't forget that for this...

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Friday, 18 October 2019 19:00

Martin Luther’s Evangelical Breakthrough Featured

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In this brief clip from his teaching series A Survey of Church History, W. Robert Godfrey examines the event that changed Martin Luther's life. Watch the entire message for free today.

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Martin Luther later in his life would look back and say, “I came to this evangelical...

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Friday, 18 October 2019 01:00

Recovering the Teaching of the Fathers Featured

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The Reformers were not turning their backs on the church, but recovering its true teachings. In this brief clip, Sinclair Ferguson looks at the authority and clarity of Scripture.

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Friday, 18 October 2019 01:00

How Do We Share the Truth without Being Argumentative? Featured

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We do not need to be hostile in order to make sound arguments for the truth. From one of our Ask R.C. events, R.C. Sproul encourages us to clearly present the truth of Scripture without being mean-spirited.

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:00

What Does the Roman Catholic Church Believe About Justification? Featured

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The gospel of Jesus Christ is always at risk of distortion. It became distorted in the centuries leading up to the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. It became distorted at innumerable other points of church history, and it is often distorted today. This is why Martin Luther said the...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 14:00

$5 Friday: Ethics, Baptism, Sanctification Featured

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as baptism, evangelism, sanctification, George Whitefield, God's will, ethics, abortion, and more

Sale runs through 12:01 a.m. — 11:59 p.m. Friday ET.

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:00

Just Do Something Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from Just Do Something, Gene Edward Veith's contribution to the October issue of Tabletalk:

After I spoke at a Christian college about the doctrine of vocation, a student came up and asked if I could give him some guidance. He came to the school thinking that he wanted to be...

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Today, some people believe that the Protestant Reformation was a mere quibble about words—words like justification, grace, and imputed righteousness. However, the truth is no quibble. In order to know God and His gospel rightly, we must seek to understand what His Word teaches with precision...

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Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:00

What Does "Simul Justus et Peccator" Mean? Featured

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By whose righteousness will we be judged? In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul shares the very heart of the gospel as he explains Martin Luther's Latin phrase, "Simul Justus et Peccator."

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 01:00

The Liberating Doctrine of Grace Alone Featured

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The Reformers’ tenacious insistence on grace alone is no relic of history. In this brief clip from his teaching series Reformation Truths, Michael Reeves reminds us that ultimate liberation is only found in the grace offered in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Those who have accepted that...

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019 01:00

Salvation from Start to Finish Is a Work of God for His Glory Featured

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We contribute nothing to our salvation. In this brief clip, Stephen Nichols explains that from start to finish, salvation is a work of God for His Glory.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 08:00

Assurance of Faith, A New Teaching Series from Joel Beeke Featured

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Are you sure you’re saved? Many Christians wrestle with this question, agonizing over guilt and worrying whether they’re truly in Christ. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

In his new eleven-part video teaching series, Dr. Joel Beeke examines the Bible and the Westminster...

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 02:00

Luther and the Thunderstorm Featured

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Why did Martin Luther call out to Saint Anne during a terrifying thunderstorm? In this brief clip, Stephen Nichols takes us back to the incident that led Luther to become a monk.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019 02:00

Mentor Us Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from Mentor Us, Nicholas T. Batzig's contribution to the October issue of Tabletalk:

It would be impossible to measure the impact that William Still had on a generation of ministers throughout the latter part of the twentieth century. Although Still is now in glory with...

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Monday, 14 October 2019 02:00

If People Do Not Know the Bible, They Cannot Know God Featured

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You’ve noticed it, haven’t you? It’s hard to miss.

Whether in movies, TV programs, or music, we rarely see people and stories from the Bible referenced as often as we once did. Even among unbelievers, it used to be respectable, even desirable, to quote positively from the Bible....

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Monday, 14 October 2019 01:30

A False Church Featured

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Martin Luther initially hoped that the Roman Catholic Church would reform from within, but when it would not, he concluded that it was a false church. In this brief clip, W. Robert Godfrey examines some of Luther’s harsh words for Rome.

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We honor Christ by submitting to the authorities placed over us, unless they command what God forbids or forbid what He commands. From one of our Ask R.C. events, R.C. Sproul considers the role of civil authorities in the Christian life.

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Sunday, 13 October 2019 19:00

The Instrumental Cause of Justification Featured

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The Reformation doctrine of justification is frequently summed up in the slogan sola fide, which means “by faith alone.” The phrase solafide stands for the teaching that justification is by faith alone.

The Roman Catholic Church, historically, has also taught that justification is by...

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Saturday, 12 October 2019 19:00

What Was the Reformation All About? Featured

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Over 500 years ago, a German monk named Martin Luther started a protest that exploded into a worldwide movement. So what was the Protestant Reformation all about? This short video narrated by R.C. Sproul is a tool to help you give an answer. Share it with your family and...

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Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:00

An Alien Righteousness Featured

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We are saved by a righteousness that is not our own. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul shares the good news of Christ's imputed righteousness.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant Reformation. And don't forget that for this month only, you...

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Friday, 11 October 2019 19:00

The State of the Church in the Sixteenth Century Featured

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Was the church in Martin Luther's time healthy? In this brief clip from his teaching series A Survey of Church History, W. Robert Godfrey explains why that is often a challenging question to answer. Watch this entire message for free.

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The church itself in the early 16th century is...

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Friday, 11 October 2019 02:00

What Has Authority to Bind the Conscience? Featured

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No written document of men has the authority to bind the conscience absolutely. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul explains that only Scripture has that power.

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 23:00

How Did the Reformers and Puritans View Christian Piety? Featured

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No area of our lives falls outside the realm of worshiping God. From one of our Ask Ligonier events, Stephen Nichols explores what we can learn from the piety of the Reformers and Puritans.

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 19:00

Reformed and Always Reforming Featured

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The year 2017 was the Martin Luther year. We remembered the Reformation and we celebrated it. But we must also continue the Reformation. The Reformation is not a museum to be visited occasionally on a tour bus. It was and is a vital movement for truth and life in the church of Jesus. How should we...

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