Aug 9, 2023

Help Spread the Historic Christian Faith

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“You learn something new every day,” as the adage goes, holds a kernel of truth. As finite creatures, the process of learning never truly ceases for us.

The historic creeds and confessions of the church provide sound guidance as we learn the truth of Christ. This month, you can receive a new collection of these timeless biblical statements titled We Believe: Creeds, Catechisms, and Confessions of Faith when you give a gift of any amount to Ligonier Ministries. More on that below.

I remember the first time I encountered Dr. R.C. Sproul’s theological teaching. It was transformative, unveiling the profound depth and richness of the historic Christian faith. Doctrines such as the holiness of God, His sovereignty, and the absolute reliability of His promises were brought into sharp focus. Truth is life-changing.

Although these doctrines seemed fresh to me, they were, in fact, age-old. R.C. was guiding me back to the “ancient paths” (Jer. 6:16), the enduring teachings of God’s Word, unchangingly truthful in every age and circumstance.

Sadly, these core truths seem new to many people because they’ve never heard them before—even in the church, whose task is to hold up God’s truth before the world (1 Tim. 3:15). We can’t take for granted today that God’s people—much less the world—know the enduring truths of Scripture. Thus, our mandate is clear: We must present the eternal truths of God’s Word to those who are newly encountering them. In this way, they can experience the fullness of new life in Christ and stand firm at a time when so many are departing from the historic Christian faith.

Ligonier Ministries labors around the world to teach biblical doctrine and to help the church present the truth faithfully to men and women of every age and stage in the Christian journey. We’re continuing to pursue our strategic goal of providing the world with the most extensive library of trusted Christian discipleship resources aligned with the historic Christian faith. We resist the fascination with novelty, choosing instead to stand with God-given courage on the theological summaries of God’s Word produced by His faithful servants over the centuries. Truth is the ballast for the storm in the church and the world.

In our publishing efforts, we’re not only revitalizing classic works such as J. Gresham Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism but also producing new books, Tabletalk magazine issues, and online articles anchored in the timeless teachings of God’s Word. Our podcast titles are no accident—Renewing Your Mind, Things Unseen, and Ultimately, to name a few—for each episode is created to deliver consequential truths that have no expiration date. Every teaching series recorded, every event hosted and livestream broadcasted, every resource translated, and all of Ligonier’s partnerships with churches and chaplains, both in correctional facilities and in the armed forces—they’re all part of our overarching aim to help God’s people know His truth and to “contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).

In alignment with Ligonier’s commitment to the “ancient paths,” I am delighted to introduce We Believe: Creeds, Catechisms, and Confessions of Faith. This stunning new resource compiles significant doctrinal summaries of the Christian faith into a single, beautifully typeset volume. These classic, time-tested creeds, catechisms, and confessions help us understand God’s Word more deeply and communicate the faith to others. This month, a gift of any amount to Ligonier will ensure you’re among the first to receive this substantial book of more than 600 pages.

Dr. Sproul consistently directed us to the riches of the historic Christian faith because the Christian faith is true, and Ligonier is carrying on this mission, by God’s grace. Your prayerful and generous support makes this possible. Thank you.