Ligonier Blog / Sunday / September 27 / 2020


  • Confidence in Christ

    from Chris Donato Nov 26, 2008 Category: Articles

    "Faith cannot be without a settled peace of mind, from which proceeds the bold confidence of rejoicing," John Calvin wrote in his commentary on Hebrews in the mid-sixteenth century. This point is most striking, and mostly underplayed by many exegetes. How could Calvin write something so...insensitive? And again: "We hence conclude that those who assent to the gospel doubtfully and like those who vacillate, do not truly and really believe." Keep Reading
  • Reformed Resources at Reduced Prices (Pt. 1)

    from Karisa Schlehr Nov 26, 2008 Category: Articles

    We have refreshed Ligonier's Internet Specials page where you can find a variety of online-only discounts on a variety of resources. Here is a sampling of some of our current special offers. Remember to check back often as the selection changes. Keep Reading
  • Perseverance is God’s Preservation

    from Chris Larson Nov 25, 2008 Category: Articles

    "We are able to persevere only because God works within us, within our free wills. And because God is at work in us, we are certain to persevere. The decrees of God concerning election are immutable. They do not change, because He does not change. All whom He justifies He glorifies. None of the elect has ever been lost." Keep Reading
  • A Taste of Ligonier Music

    from Karisa Schlehr Nov 25, 2008 Category: Articles

    Created in 2006, our music division at Ligonier Ministries exists to exalt the name of Christ and support the teaching of the Word of God with music. Keep Reading
  • Jonathan Edwards On “Covenant” (pt. 2)

    from John Gerstner Nov 25, 2008 Category: Articles

    De Jong in his Covenant Idea made a mountain out of Miller's relative mole hill. He found Edwards to be the chief underminer of New England covenant theology. The broad structure of his book and Jonathan Edwards' place in it can be seen in the table of contents: Keep Reading
  • Jonathan Edwards On “Covenant” (pt. 1)

    from John Gerstner Nov 24, 2008 Category: Articles

    When the term "covenant" is used, the general educated reader needs to be told its religious meaning. The general reader, somewhat literate on matters religious and Christian, will likely think of the "covenant of grace", which he will likely associate generally with Protestantism, and he may know it is especially associated with Calvinism and Puritanism. Keep Reading
  • Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Jeremiah

    from Keith Mathison Nov 22, 2008 Category: Articles

    The prophet Jeremiah witnessed the fall of Judah in 586 B.C. Jeremiah's prophecies declare the end of one era and announce the beginning of another. There are a number of quite helpful commentaries on this prophetic book, and the following are five of the best. Keep Reading
  • A Tabletalk interview with Burk Parsons and R.C. Sproul

    from Chris Larson Nov 22, 2008 Category: Articles

    Click here to listen in as Dr. R.C. Sproul and Rev. Burk Parsons discuss Tabletalk magazine. You'll learn about the magazine's origins, how it's put together each month, how readers use the magazine, and some of the upcoming themes and contributors. Keep Reading
  • Mercy for the Impetuous

    from Chris Larson Nov 21, 2008 Category: Articles

    Peter didn't just blow it, he blew it badly. "Though they all fall away...I will never fall away" (Matt. 26:33). Peter's resolution we admire for its confidence and bravery. But it is a statement relying on one's own strength and it is doomed for shipwreck. A few hours go by and we find him alone and weeping (Matt. 26:75). Keep Reading
  • A Man After God’s Own Heart

    from Karisa Schlehr Nov 20, 2008 Category: Articles

    Poet. Warrior. Musician. Shepherd. King. Theologian. Sinner. Few people can be accurately described using all of these adjectives, but we find one such person in the Old Testament -- David. Who was this man? At the utterance of his name, we inevitably think of his illicit relationship with Bathsheba. But is that all there was to his life? Keep Reading