• Counting it All Joy by

    Jesus says: “Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you” (1 John 3:13). Yet He also taught us to “rejoice, and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for in the same way they persecuted …

  • Ashamed of the Gospel by

    Are we fighting the right battles? Are we upsetting the world because we are Christians or because of our political positions? Political activism and social ministry are important, but they are not the Gospel. True reformation occurs only when hearts …

  • Let the Nations Be Glad by

    The Lord reigns; let the earth rejoice: let the multitude of isles be glad!” (Ps. 97:1). Our Goal is not to upset the world but to establish worshipers. Missions exists because worship doesn’t.

  • Upsetting the World by

    Throughout the book of Acts, Christians are persecuted for their impact on society. Jesus said in His High Priestly Prayer, “I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one …

  • Questions and Answers #1 by

    Note: Answers given during Questions and Answers sessions reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dr. R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. Here is our Statement of Faith.

  • Augustine: Faith and Reason (Part 2) by

    In Apologetics of the Early Church, Dr. R.C. Sproul addresses the attacks that were leveled at the church in its first four hundred years, and he explores how Justin Martyr, Augustine, and other early church apologists answered the charges …

  • Augustine: Faith and Reason (Part 1) by

    In Apologetics of the Early Church, Dr. R.C. Sproul addresses the attacks that were leveled at the church in its first four hundred years, and he explores how Justin Martyr, Augustine, and other early church apologists answered the charges …

  • Augustine: God and Man by

    In Apologetics of the Early Church, Dr. R.C. Sproul addresses the attacks that were leveled at the church in its first four hundred years, and he explores how Justin Martyr, Augustine, and other early church apologists answered the charges …

  • Monarchianism by

    In Apologetics of the Early Church, Dr. R.C. Sproul addresses the attacks that were leveled at the church in its first four hundred years, and he explores how Justin Martyr, Augustine, and other early church apologists answered the charges …

  • Augustine: The Origin of Evil by

    In Apologetics of the Early Church, Dr. R.C. Sproul addresses the attacks that were leveled at the church in its first four hundred years, and he explores how Justin Martyr, Augustine, and other early church apologists answered the charges …

  • Marcion by

    If you are a Christian, you are being led by the Spirit. We know this because that is what Scripture teaches. Yet many people claim to be led by the Holy Spirit without the Scriptures or only from isolated portions …

  • The Superiority of Christianity by

    Today, more than ever, Christians are being persecuted all over the world. If you were given the assignment of writing a letter to government officials as to why they should want Christians to be citizens of the commonwealth, what reasons …

  • The Cultural Climate by

    It seems that Western civilization has lost its sense of decency and its ability to know the difference between right and wrong.  But don’t assume this problem is unique to our own day. There is an ancient reoccurring pattern …

  • Montanism by

    In the early centuries of the church there was no shortage of people who wanted to have a heightened spiritual experience. And just like today, there was no shortage of influential leaders who promised to give it to them. Are …

  • The Rationality of Christian Belief by

    What is the proper relationship between faith and reason? What can we learn from the early Christian thinkers who died reasoning for the faith? Continuing this series on Apologetics of the Early Church, Dr. Sproul traces the origins of the …