Apr 17, 2024

Announcing Our Dedicated-Language Website in Bengali

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We are pleased to announce that Ligonier has launched its online outreach in Bengali. Thanks to the generous support of ministry friends such as you, bn.Ligonier.org is Ligonier’s seventeenth dedicated-language website, providing a new online library of biblical teaching and discipleship materials to more than 270 million Bengali-speaking people worldwide.

Bengali is primarily spoken in Bangladesh and the neighboring Indian state of West Bengal. In these regions, Christians number less than 1 percent of the population and face opposition for their faith. Bangladesh is an Islamic country, and Bengali-speaking Muslims are thought to be the largest unreached people group in the world. In West Bengal, Hinduism is the dominant religion. The reality of these demographics is what drove missionary William Carey to minister in this region and translate the Bible into Bengali, as well as other local languages.

There remains a great need for Bible teaching to reach Bengali-speaking people. That’s why bn.Ligonier.org offers an online library of trusted teaching from Dr. R.C. Sproul and other gifted teachers, including translated articles on topics relating to the Christian life, the Ligonier Statement on Christology, and historic Christian creeds. Crucial Questions booklet titles are also forthcoming. All of these resources will be dispersed broadly through Ligonier’s new Bengali Facebook and Instagram pages. Please join us in praying that this teaching would help spread the gospel and strengthen current and future generations of the Bengali-speaking church.

With the launch of bn.Ligonier.org, Ligonier is now actively developing sustained ministry in each of the top ten languages of the world, plus many others. This online outreach also contributes to Ligonier’s aim of developing the world’s most extensive library of discipleship resources that are true to the historic Christian faith.

This global gospel outreach depends on the prayers and generosity of faithful donors such as you. Thank you for making it possible to translate, publish, and distribute trusted teaching in Bengali so that people in Bangladesh, West Bengal, and worldwide may know the holiness of our sovereign God and His saving grace in Christ.