God’s Sovereignty and Our Responsibility | Derek Thomas

frm Ligonier.org God is sovereign in creation, providence, redemption, and judgment. That is a central assertion of Christian belief and especially in Reformed theology. God is King and Lord of all. To put this another way: nothing happens without God’s willing it to happen, willing it to happen before it happens, and willing it to […]

God’s Sovereignty and Our Responsibility | Derek Thomas

from Ligonier Ministries God is sovereign in creation, providence, redemption, and judgment. That is a central assertion of Christian belief and especially in Reformed theology. God is King and Lord of all. To put this another way: nothing happens without God’s willing it to happen, willing it to happen before it happens, and willing it […]

4 Essentials for Spiritual Maturity| Kent Hughes

from Ligonier.org When the New Testament addresses spiritual maturity, it uses the common Greek word teleios, which means “perfect” or “complete.” When it is applied to Christian growth, it indicates spiritual maturity in contrast to childlike immaturity as, for example, in this command from Paul: “Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants […]

The Origin and Function of Government Under God | Dr. R.C. Sproul” is locked Soli Deo Gloria: To God Alone Be the Glory | Dr. R.C. Sproul

from Ligonier.org Soli Deo gloria is the motto that grew out of the Protestant Reformation and was used on every composition by Johann Sebastian Bach. He affixed the initials SDG at the bottom of each manuscript to communicate the idea that it is God and God alone who is to receive the glory for the […]

The Early Symptoms of Spiritual Danger | Sinclair Ferguson

from Ligonier.org I can still recall the conversation although it took place more than three decades ago. A shocked friend asked, “Have you heard that Sarah is no longer a Christian?” What was so alarming to my friend was that Sarah had been one of the most influential, and apparently fruitful, members of her Inter-Varsity […]

Martin Luther’s 7 Characteristics of the Church | W. Robert Godfrey

from Ligonier.org The Word “First, the holy Christian people are recognized by their possession of the holy word of God.” Martin Luther always returned to the foundational importance of the Scriptures and the gospel in his approach to any doctrinal question. The church must have and cherish the revelation of God. “And even if there […]

Top Five Books on the Five Solas: Sola Gratia | Keith Mathison

from Ligonier Ministries In the early fifth century, a theological controversy occurred that would forever shape the thinking of the church. In his Confessions, Augustine of Hippo wrote in the form of a prayer the words, “Give what Thou commandest and command what Thou will.” The British monk Pelagius was upset by these words, believing […]