When the Gospel Is At Stake

from Oct 03, 2018 Category: Ligonier Resources

When the gospel is at stake, we must be like Martin Luther, willing to “let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also.” In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul reminds us that defending the gospel is worth the cost.

This Reformation Month, watch a short video every day on the history and insights of the Protestant Reformation. And don’t forget that for a donation of any amount this month only, you can also receive a copy of Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer, a documentary featuring interviews with R.C. Sproul and several Ligonier Teaching Fellows, on DVD. Offer ends 10/31/18.


We should be willing to die for those truths that are absolutely essential to the Christian faith—not for every point of doctrine, not for every dispute. I mean sometimes we fight over theological issues that we should never be fighting about. But when it comes to the essential truths like the gospel, then Luther is a hero. Luther was willing to die. Luther stood against the world just as Athanasius had done centuries before him. When it is the truth of the gospel that is at stake, you have to be able to let ‘goods and kindred go, this mortal life also.’