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

We cannot assume that someone has been born again simply because they have been baptized. From one of our Ask R.C. events, R.C. Sproul provides a biblical response to the doctrine of baptismal regeneration.

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 18:00

Dignity, Faith, Work Featured

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Charles Dickens began A Tale of Two Cities with the immortal lines: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” These words sound like a contradiction, dissonant to the ear, harsh to the brain. How could the times be both best and worst?

Before Charles Dickens ever picked up a...

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 13:00

$5 Friday: Justification, Prayer, Salvation Featured

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It’s time for our weekly $5 Friday sale. This week’s resources include such topics as justification, salvation, faith, prayer, repentance, Roman Catholicism, and more.

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

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Wednesday, 06 November 2019 21:00

Gratefulness and Entitlement Featured

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Here’s an excerpt from Gratefulness and Entitlement, Burk Parsons' contribution to the November issue of Tabletalk:

As a local church pastor, I have the privilege of serving people of all ages. Some of those whom I have served for nearly two decades have been my friends for nearly as long....

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 23:00

Crucial Questions: 32 Free eBooks from R.C. Sproul Featured

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To further help Christians know what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it, and how to share it, in May 2013 we made the ebook editions of R.C. Sproul's Crucial Questions series free forever. We continue to publish new ebooks in this series and this year have added What Is...

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 22:00

Worship Influences All of Life Featured

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In this brief clip from his teaching series Discovering Deuteronomy, W. Robert Godfrey examines how the Sabbath influences the way we plan our whole lives.

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And so, the Lord is building in to the life of His people structures that are constantly going to be saying to them, "Are you serving...

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 21:00

Worship Influences All of Life Featured

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In this brief clip from his teaching series Discovering Deuteronomy, W. Robert Godfrey examines how the Sabbath influences the way we plan our whole lives.

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And so, the Lord is building in to the life of His people structures that are constantly going to be saying to them, "Are you serving...

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 18:00

What Is the Doctrine of Divine Election? Featured

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The idea that God does what He wants, and that what He does is true and right because He does it, is foundational to our understanding of everything in Scripture, including the doctrine of election.

In the broad sense, election refers to the fact that God chooses (or elects) to do everything that He...

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Monday, 04 November 2019 20:58

Ask Ligonier with John MacArthur Featured

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On November 5, Dr. John MacArthur joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online.

Dr. MacArthur has been pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Calif., for the past fifty years. He is the featured teacher on Gra...

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Monday, 04 November 2019 18:00

Columns from Tabletalk Magazine, November 2019 Featured

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The November issue of Tabletalk considers gratitude and ingratitude in the Christian life. Our great God has blessed all people beyond measure, for as sinners none of us deserve anything more than the wrath of our Creator, and yet the Lord continues to do good to all people. As Christians, we...

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Sunday, 03 November 2019 22:07

Why Are People So Resistant to Reformed Theology? Featured

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When we find ourselves resisting what Scripture teaches, it may be because the Bible challenges our presuppositions about who God is and how He should act. From one of our Ask Ligonier events, Burk Parsons reflects on his former objections to the doctrines of grace.

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Sunday, 03 November 2019 18:00

Do You Believe the Whole Gospel? Featured

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Unbelief. This one word expresses the judgment Emil Brunner, the Swiss “crisis theologian,” used to describe nineteenth-century liberal theology. The rise of such liberalism was a conscious synthesis between naturalism in the world of philosophy and historic Christianity. Liberalism...

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Saturday, 02 November 2019 19:00

Will You Pray for Awakening? Download Your Free Prayer Guide Featured

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We live in a world that needs awakening. Millions of people do not know Jesus Christ. The church itself needs renewed zeal for the truth, for spiritual growth, and for missions. Scripture reveals how this awakening comes about: by a powerful movement of the Spirit of God. It also tells us that when...

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Friday, 01 November 2019 19:00

The Diet of Augsburg Featured

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In this brief clip from his teaching series A Survey of Church History, W. Robert Godfrey gives a brief description of the Lutheran actions at the Diet of Augsburg. Watch this entire message for free. 

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Luther knew that the next great historical event in the Reformation was going to be...

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 23:00

Is All Scripture Equally Applicable? Featured

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Every word in the Bible is important. But not everything in the Bible is equally applicable to our everyday lives. From one of our Ask R.C. events, R.C. Sproul helps us to think carefully about the purpose of different passages in Scripture.

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 19:00

Theology Learned in the Flames of Adversity Featured

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In 1527, Martin Luther experienced a trial so severe that church historian Philip Schaff described that year simply as “the disastrous year.” It was the time of Luther’s “severest spiritual and physical trials.” As the leading figure of the Reformation, Luther paid a...

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 02:00

A Blind Man in a Bell Tower Featured

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Martin Luther didn’t intend to start the Reformation. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul explains how Luther’s 95 Theses spread across Germany and sparked a chain of events he never saw coming.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the...

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Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:00

Special Sale: Over 100 Resources for $5 Each Featured

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More than one hundred trustworthy DVDs, books, CDs, digital downloads, and study guides are available for $5 each. This special Reformation Week collection includes the following titles (and many more) while supplies last.

Don’t miss this special Reformation Week sale. While supplies last.

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 23:00

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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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 14:00

What Is Reformation Day? Featured

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A single event on a single day changed the world. It was October 31, 1517. Brother Martin, a monk and a scholar, had struggled for years with his church, the church in Rome. He had been greatly disturbed by an unprecedented indulgence sale. The story has all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster....

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:00

Ask Ligonier with John MacArthur: Live Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. ET Featured

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On Tuesday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET, Dr. John MacArthur will join us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team to answer your biblical and theological questions live online.

Dr. MacArthur has been pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Calif., for the past fifty years. He is...

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 06:00

Don’t Miss Your Two Free Reformation Resources Featured

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Don’t miss this opportunity to receive two free Reformation resources that can help you get to know Martin Luther’s life, teaching, and enduring influence.

Request your digital download of R.C. Sproul’s video teaching series Luther and the Reformation plus the ebook The Legacy of...

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 02:00

The Five Solas Featured

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We’re saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, as revealed in Scripture alone, to the glory of God alone. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul walks us through the five solas of the Reformation.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of...

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Who has ultimate authority in the church? How can we be made right with God? These questions reverberated throughout medieval Europe, resulting in the Protestant Reformation. After centuries of darkness, the light of the gospel was recovered. Like the Reformers discovered five centuries ago, we...

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:00

Justification and God’s Glory Featured

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In this brief clip from his new teaching series Reformation Truths, Michael Reeves explains how the Reformation doctrine of justification by faith alone glorifies God.

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Justification was the matter of the Reformation, and through it God was glorified as utterly merciful and good, as both...

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