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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Martin Luther wasn’t just a brilliant Reformer, but a fascinating dinner host. Students frequently gathered around his family table to discuss theology and share biblical wisdom for life. His guests filled journals and notebooks with insights from these “table talk” discussions,...

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There is only one way of salvation. In this Q&A video from our 2016 National Conference, W. Robert Godfrey and Albert Mohler explain that the Old Testament saints were saved the same way we are: by faith alone.

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We don't just repent once. In this brief clip, Sinclair Ferguson explains that the Christian life requires daily repentance and submission to the authority of Jesus Christ.

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

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Sunday, 21 October 2018 19:00

Covenant Theologian: Heinrich Bullinger

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Heinrich Bullinger (1504–1575) is regarded as the most influential second-generation Reformer. As the heir to Ulrich Zwingli in Zurich, Switzerland, he consolidated and continued the Swiss Reformation that his predecessor had started. Philip Schaff writes that Bullinger was "a man of firm...

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Sunday, 21 October 2018 03:00

The True Hero of the Reformation

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It is right to celebrate and remember the Reformation. In this brief clip, Burk Parsons explains how, in our celebration of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and others, we need to remember the true hero of the Reformation—God Himself.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the...

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Friday, 19 October 2018 21:00

Martin Luther's Visit to Rome

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Martin Luther's visit to Rome was one of the most disappointing episodes of his entire life. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul takes us back to Luther's moment of crisis on the “sacred steps.”

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How should Christians respond to psalms that invoke calamity or curses upon one’s enemies? From Ligonier’s 2016 National Conference, W. Robert Godfrey, Albert Mohler, and William VanDoodewaard consider biblical prayers of judgment.

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Friday, 19 October 2018 00:00

This Is Not Luther or Calvin. This Is Jesus.

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Unless you are born again, you cannot see the kingdom of God. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul explains that this message of salvation is Jesus’ message.

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

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 23:00

2018 Belfast Conference Media Now Available

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You can now stream all of the messages from this month’s regional conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, for free on Ligonier.org, the Ligonier app, and YouTube.

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 19:00

Semper Reformada in Context

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The phrase ecclesia reformata, semper reformanda (the church reformed, always reforming) has been used so often as to make it a motto or slogan. People have used it to support a surprising array of theological and ecclesiastical programs and purposes. Scholars have traced its origins to a...

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as the Reformation, Charles Spurgeon, government, the gospel, John Calvin, justification, the book of Joshua, and more.

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

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It can be hard to be content. Our culture encourages us to covet and consume in ways that are contrary to biblical teaching. But the Apostle Paul was content in plenty and in want. He wrote to the Philippians, “I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound” (Phil. 4:12).

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 07:00

Luther’s Excommunication

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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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Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:00

Faith Comes by Hearing God’s Promises

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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 a...

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On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, now in his mid-thirties, made his way to the Castle Church in Wittenberg and posted his Ninety-Five Theses on the church door. Originally intended as propositions for public debate, the theses were written in Latin—the language of the scholar, not of the...

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

Recovering the Teaching of the Fathers

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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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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 19:00

Where Does Ultimate Authority Lie?

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There is a science in theology and in biblical studies that we call hermeneutics. It is the science of biblical interpretation. It teaches objective principles and rules that govern our treatment of the text, lest we turn the Bible into a piece of clay that we can shape and form for our own...

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The year 1971 was a tumultuous time in American history. Three years earlier, the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago became a stage for riots, with armed police and guardsmen marching through the city streets. That same year, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated. The...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:00

What Does "Simul Justus et Peccator" Mean?

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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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What do people believe about God, Jesus Christ, sin, and eternity? Ligonier’s State of Theology survey helps uncover the answers. Every two years, we take the theological temperature of the United States to help Christians better understand today’s culture and equip the church with...

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In 1610, the followers of the Dutch pastor and professor Jacob Arminius drafted a protest called “the Remonstrance.” The document contained five negative statements that rejected specific Calvinistic doctrines, followed by five articles stating Arminian doctrines. Among the Calvinistic...

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Can we know for sure that we are saved? From one of our live Ask Ligonier events, Sinclair Ferguson looks at the doctrine of assurance and what it means to be born again.

Do you have a biblical or theological question? We invite you to ask Ligonier at Ask.Ligonier.org.

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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.

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

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Just when you are about to finish one of the letters from the Apostle Paul, he hits you between the eyes with a one-liner that tells you how well he understands your Christian life. Have you ever experienced this?

Take 2 Thessalonians 3:13: “Do not grow weary in doing good.” Both Paul...

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What do the sovereignty of God, salvation by grace, justification by faith, and new life in union with Christ mean for the living of the Christian life? For Martin Luther, they carry four implications:

The first implication is the knowledge that the Christian believer is simul iustus et peccator, at...

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