The Canons of Dort were written four hundred years ago, but they remain just as relevant today. Both then and now, the gospel truths rediscovered during the Reformation have come under assault. Composed in response to these attacks, the canons present the biblical gospel with brilliant clarity, laying out what have become known as “the five points of Calvinism” and preserving the theology of the Reformers.
Sadly, many in the global church do not have the benefit of studying this treasured resource, for it remains unavailable in many languages. That’s why we’re so pleased to announce that Ligonier Ministries has just released what we believe to be the first-ever Arabic translation of the Canons of Dort, available for free at ar.Ligonier.org. Millions of Arabic-speaking Christians can now read, reflect on, and be refreshed by these God-glorifying truths in their native language. We trust that the Lord will use this resource to deepen their faith as they discover His amazing grace for helpless sinners. Please share it with your Arabic-speaking friends and neighbors.
Want to learn more about the canons? W. Robert Godfrey’s new book, Saving the Reformation, provides a detailed history and pastoral translation in English. You can also watch his interview from our 2019 National Conference and read additional information on our blog:
Thank you to all those who have donated to support Ligonier’s Arabic outreach. Your gifts are fueling many more translation projects and bringing sound biblical and theological teaching to Arabic-speaking people worldwide. By God’s grace, your generosity is advancing His kingdom. We are grateful for you.