Announcing the Ligonier Statement on Christology
I’m excited to announce the release of what I believe is one of the most critical resources that Ligonier Ministries has ever produced. Following significant planning and work with our Ligonier teaching fellows and other scholars and pastors, we’ve completed The Word Made Flesh: The Ligonier Statement on Christology. Building on the great confessions of faith, this statement is offered to the church out of a desire to help people regain clarity regarding the person and work of Christ. We wanted to provide a statement that can assist the church in applying the classic truths of orthodox biblical Christianity to the challenges of our day.
Confusion abounds regarding Christology—the doctrine of Christ—both in the West and around the world. As the church continues to grow, it is imperative that believers are taught the truths of Scripture as summarized in such documents as the Nicene Creed, the Definition of Chalcedon, and the Westminster Confession of Faith. Such confessions provide guidelines to help the church develop a more biblical and consistent theology, and we believe the Ligonier Statement on Christology is a tool that can be used to renew the church’s understanding of its historic Christological position. It can also be used as a rallying point around which believers from different churches can come together for evangelism and discipleship. Our goal is not to replace any historic confessions but to draw together their Christological insights in a helpful, summary form so that believers can know what the church has historically taught. That teaching has continuing relevance in our own era.
Our goal is to distribute this statement worldwide. In fact, it has already been translated into numerous languages, including Arabic. We invite you to read the statement yourself and share it with your church leaders and with others. You can read it and learn more at ChristologyStatement.com.