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, 29 July 2018 19:00

The Imperfections of Perfectionism

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Warfield's world, once he arrived at Princeton in 1887, was not very large at all. His house, the Old Hodge House, conveniently situated him next to Alexander Hall, which contained Princeton Seminary's dorm rooms and classrooms. Across the lawn stood Miller Chapel. His own well-stocked study...

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Thursday, 26 July 2018 19:00

How Will We Live Now?

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The year 1976 continues to reverberate throughout evangelical Christianity. The towering giants of the evangelical world at that time seemed to see our world in increasingly hopeful terms. The urgent cultural crises of the 1960s appeared to be in recession.

As we now know, it was not really so. In...

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Thursday, 26 July 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: Luther, Grace, the Psalms

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as grace, Martin Luther, the Reformation, Moses, the Psalms, George Whitefield, and more.

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

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 19:00

Faithful Preaching amid Persecution

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Here's an excerpt from Faithful Preaching amid Persecution, Kerem Koç's contribution to the July issue of Tabletalk:

An urgent phone call late Friday night from the security office had my wife, Buse, and me scared. They were requesting that I go immediately to the police station. When I...

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 10:45

Ask Ligonier with W. Robert Godfrey

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On July 25, W. Robert Godfrey joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online.

This event was streamed live here on Ligonier’s blog, as well as on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. You can also watch...

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

Shepherds of Death

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In this brief clip from our 2012 National Conference, R.C. Sproul explains what happens to our thinking when we deny the knowledge of God.

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I’ve said in the past, and in fact if a person begins the pattern of their thinking at the outset by refusing to acknowledge what they know to be...

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 19:00

The Reformed View of Predestination

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In the Reformed view, God from all eternity decrees some to election and positively intervenes in their lives to work regeneration and faith by a monergistic work of grace. To the non-elect, God withholds this monergistic work of grace, passing them by and leaving them to themselves. He does not...

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Here's an excerpt from Judgment and Rewards at the Last Judgment, Michael Wittmer's contribution to the July issue of Tabletalk:

Ecclesiastes knows how to pile on. It begins and ends the same way: “Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity” (1:2; 12:8). If...

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Sunday, 22 July 2018 19:00

Is Double Predestination Biblical?

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"A horrible decree. . . ." "Most ruthless statement. . . ." "A terrible theological theory. . . ." "An illegitimate inference of logic. . . ." These and other similar epithets have been used frequently to articulate displeasure and revulsion at the Reformed doctrine of double predestination....

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A great many Christians can bear testimony to the earthshaking effects of realizing the sovereignty of God. These same kinds of testimonies are found in the Bible, perhaps none more profound than the prophet Isaiah’s account of his life-changing encounter with the sovereign Lord. If the...

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Thursday, 19 July 2018 14:00

$5 Friday: Faith, Ethics, Atheism

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as faith, John Owen, the Trinity, Romans, atheism, ethics, covenants, the Apostle Paul, and more.

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Do Christians choose to have faith, or is faith a supernatural work of God? Far from an abstract intellectual exercise, this question has vast implications for the hope, joy, and assurance of the Christian life. When the truth of God’s sovereign grace breaks into our minds and hearts, it...

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 19:00

To the Ends of the Earth

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Here's an excerpt from To the Ends of the Earth, Burk Parsons' contribution to the July issue of Tabletalk:

David Brainerd (1718–47) lived on mission for God. Brainerd traveled thousands of miles on horseback, evangelizing Native Americans and proclaiming the gospel in the American Colonies....

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Fifty-three years ago today, R.C. Sproul was ordained to the ministry. As a pastor and the founder of Ligonier, R.C. was best known for proclaiming, teaching, and defending the holiness of God in all its fullness, deepening our understanding of God’s holy character.

To celebrate this occasion...

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 19:00

Enjoying God Is a Command

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While shaking hands at the church door, ministers are sometimes greeted with a spontaneous, "I really enjoyed that!"—which is immediately followed by, "Oh! I shouldn't really say that, should I?" I usually grip tighter, hold the handshake a little longer, and say with a smile, "Doesn't the...

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God is holy, and we’re not. In fact, He’s so holy, His unmediated presence is lethal. Even angels hide their faces and cry, “Holy, holy, holy!” And yet, this...

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Monday, 16 July 2018 19:00

Defending the Faith

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Here's an excerpt from Defending the Faith, Jared Oliphint's contribution to the July issue of Tabletalk:

The Christian life would be a lot easier if Christianity were more inclusive. Think of all the things we could believe and all the intellectual options available to us in the vast marketplace of...

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Sunday, 15 July 2018 19:00

Thinking Like Jesus

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Several years ago, I was asked to give a convocation address at a major theological seminary in America. In that address, I spoke about the critical role of logic in biblical interpretation, and I pleaded for seminaries to include courses on logic in their required curricula. In almost any...

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Thursday, 12 July 2018 19:00

Passing Down the Truth

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I learned a vital spiritual lesson while participating in a track meet during my college years. I was running in the 4x400-meter relay at the Orange County Invitational. As a baseball player moonlighting in track and field, I wasn’t the fastest runner on our team. So, I ran the second leg.

Our...

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It's time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week's resources include such topics as repentance, the atonement, William Tyndale, God’s law, money, eternal security, faith, God’s glory, and more.

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The Apostle Paul suffered rejection, beatings, imprisonment, and ultimately death as he fulfilled his ministry. Given the extent of his suffering, it would have been easy for him to get discouraged. Yet this is not what we see in his writings.

Confident in the sufficiency of Christ, Paul found joy...

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:00

The Birth of Modern Protestant Missions

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Here's an excerpt from The Birth of Modern Protestant Missions, Michael A.G. Haykin's contribution to the July issue of Tabletalk:

“Such a man as Carey is more to me than bishop or archbishop: he is an apostle.” This was the estimate that the evangelical Anglican John Newton once...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:00

The Suffering and the Glory of Psalm 22

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Psalm 22 begins with the most anguished cry in human history: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” These are the words that Jesus took on His lips at the depth of His suffering on the cross. His suffering was unique at that point as He offered Himself up for the sins of His...

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