Ligonier Blog / Monday / October 24 / 2016


Latest from R.C. Sproul

  • What Does it Mean to Fear God?

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 22, 2016 Category: Articles

    We need to make some important distinctions about the biblical meaning of "fearing" God. These distinctions can be helpful, but they can also be a little dangerous. When Luther struggled with that, he made this distinction, which has since become somewhat famous: He distinguished between what he called a servile fear and a filial fear. Keep Reading
  • Do Not Add to the Offense of the Gospel

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 15, 2016 Category: Articles

    Even though we are gracious, kind, patient, friendly, and sensitive to people’s dignity, we cannot remove altogether what the New Testament calls the offense of the gospel because the gospel does call people to repentance, and people are threatened by that. Keep Reading
  • How Can We Convince a Nonbeliever That the Bible Is the Word of God?

    from R.C. Sproul Oct 01, 2016 Category: Articles

    There’s a difference between objective proof and the persuasion or conviction that follows. John Calvin argued that the Bible carries both persuasion and conviction in terms of its internal testimony—the marks of truth that could be found just by an examination of the book itself—as well as external evidences that would corroborate that substantial evidence to give solid proof for its being the Word of God. Keep Reading
  • What Does It Mean to Believe?

    from R.C. Sproul Sep 24, 2016 Category: Articles

    I think the whole concept of faith is one of the most misunderstood ideas that we have, misunderstood not only by the world but by the church itself. Keep Reading
  • What Role Do Good Works Play in Salvation?

    from R.C. Sproul Sep 17, 2016 Category: Articles

    Human good works play a tremendously important role. There can be no salvation whatsoever without good works, and your good works are crucial to your salvation. Now, how can a Protestant make a statement like that? Keep Reading