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  • Secularism: Ignoring the Eternal (pt. 4)

    from R.C. Sproul Jan 29, 2009 Category: Articles

    Such a standpoint cannot be found in the New Testament. The Christ of Scripture was profoundly concerned with this world. This world was the site and purpose of the Incarnation. The God of heaven so loved this world that He sent His Son to redeem it. This is the world God created. This is the world God is redeeming. There is no other theater of God's redemptive action than this world. There is a profound sense in which we are called to be secular people. Keep Reading
  • Secularism: Ignoring the Eternal (pt. 3)

    from R.C. Sproul Jan 28, 2009 Category: Articles

    For secularism, all life, every human value, every human activity must be understood in light of this present time. The secularist either flatly denies or remains utterly skeptical about the eternal. He either says there is no eternal or if there is we can know nothing about it. What matters is now and only now. All access to the above and the beyond is blocked. There is no exit from the confines of this present world. The secular is all that we have. We must make our decisions, live our lives, make our plans, all within the closed arena of this time--the here and now. Keep Reading
  • From the Dust of the Middle East to the Glory of Heaven

    from John Duncan Jan 27, 2009 Category: Ministry News

    Dr. Sproul was recently approached by Dr. Michael Youssef about participating on a satellite network broadcasting into the Arabic speaking world. Al Malakoot Sat (Kingdom Sat) will officially launch on March 2, 2009. Keep Reading
  • Secularism: Ignoring the Eternal (pt. 2)

    from R.C. Sproul Jan 27, 2009 Category: Articles

    Historically, the word secular is a positive word in the Christian's vocabulary. The church has always had a good view of that which was regarded as secular. In the Middle Ages, for example, men were ordained to a specific role in the priesthood that was called the "secular priesthood." These were men who had responsibilities which took them out of the institution of the church to minister in the world where there were specific needs requiring the healing touch or the priestly mission of the church. Keep Reading
  • Learn More About Ligonier Academy today on Renewing Your Mind

    from Karisa Schlehr Jan 26, 2009 Category: Ligonier Academy

    Today on Renewing Your Mind, R.C. Sproul, Keith Mathison, and Chris Larson introduce the Ligonier Academy of Theological and Biblical Studies. They discuss why the Academy came about, the need for theological education, details on the D.Min. program, how you can be a future student and participant of the Academy, and much more. Visit the Academy website for further information on our mission, leadership, and programs to be offered. Keep Reading
  • Secularism: Ignoring the Eternal (pt. 1)

    from R.C. Sproul Jan 26, 2009 Category: Articles

    Students of history realize that no society can survive, no civilization can function, without some unifying system of thought. All societies are made up of different people, different jobs, different values, and different classes. In a broad sense, all societies are melting pots. Keep Reading
  • Are You Seeing a Pattern?

    from John MacArthur Jan 25, 2009 Category: Articles

    Preachers are men--that's all. And men are not perfect, so there is no hope of perfection in the ministry. If God could not use poor instruments and feeble voices, He couldn't make music. Abraham was guilty of duplicity, yet he became the man of faith and the friend of God. Moses was a man of stuttering speech and a quick temper, yet he was the one chosen to lead a nation, to represent them before God, and to receive His law and deliver it to them. David was guilty of adultery, conspiracy, murder, and unfaithfulness as a husband and father, but he repented and was regarded as a man after God's own heart. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Philippians

    from Keith Mathison Jan 24, 2009 Category: Articles

    The epistle to the Philippians is the last of the four "prison epistles" of Paul. This letter was not written for one single purpose. Paul had a number of reasons for writing. Most of all, however, he wrote to them because he had a deep care and affection for them. The following are five of the most helpful commentaries on the epistle to the Philippians. Keep Reading
  • Repentance from First to Last

    from Chris Donato Jan 23, 2009 Category: Articles

    On October 31, 1517, Dr. Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses on the academy bulletin board (which happened to be the church door in those days). Essentially, the theses rebuked church leaders for abusing indulgences. Indulgences, he argued, cannot forgive sins. Rather, they are in danger of bringing a false peace to the sinner's conscience -- a place reserved only for God's once-for-all justification of His children. Keep Reading
  • So What Makes the Reformation Study Bible Different?

    from Keith Mathison Jan 22, 2009 Category: Ligonier Resources

    Anyone who steps into a Christian bookstore or opens a Christian book catalog is immediately struck by the large number of Study Bibles available. There are specialty Study Bibles, such as The Literary Study Bible, the Apologetics Study Bible, and the Archaeological Study Bible. There are Study Bibles geared to application (Life Application Study Bible) and Study Bibles geared to word-study (The Thompson Chain-Reference Study Bible). There are also Study Bibles prepared by well-known pastors and teachers (The MacArthur Study Bible). Keep Reading

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