You are asked by the next person you meet to define eternal life. What do you say? Take a moment to think about your answer.
What does Jesus say? “And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3).
Whether or not they’ll admit it, everyone knows that God exists. But many do not know Him. And if they perish apart from knowing God, eternal death, not eternal life, awaits. We must spread the gospel, encouraging as many people as possible to trust in Jesus Christ and to know the saving grace of God. And our work doesn’t stop there—because knowing the one true God doesn’t stop with the forgiveness of sins. In fact, we won’t stop growing in the inexhaustible knowledge of God even in heaven. Eternal life begins at the moment of conversion. We will keep on learning about our God forever.
Let us commit ourselves to helping at least one more person this week better understand who God is through the person and work of Jesus Christ. Take a moment to think about who you will tell.
Helping people know who God is—that’s what we do every day at Ligonier Ministries. We like to say that we do three things at Ligonier: theology, theology, and theology. Why? Because theology is how we know who God is.
With God’s help, your support enables the creation and spread of the kind of teaching that sees evangelism and discipleship grow and flourish. Knowledgeable, articulate Christians flooding the culture will in turn help churches stand against every argument and opinion “raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Cor. 10:5). Your gift of any amount will equip many believers to share God’s truth wherever the Lord has placed them.
One of Dr. Sproul’s heroes of the faith was J. Gresham Machen. Machen said, “Indifferentism about doctrine makes no heroes of the faith.” Some Christians downplay doctrine. But you and I know that trustworthy theological teaching is desperately needed. What we say (and believe) about God and Jesus Christ makes an eternal difference. Just like Machen and R.C., you and I must be on guard to stand firm against faith-destroying liberalism and smooth-talking progressive Christianity (Rom. 16:17–20). Eternal life and eternal death hang in the balance.
You can do even more than telling just one person who God is and what He has done for sinners. Together, we can help trustworthy teaching reach millions.
Right now, Ligonier is reaching more than thirteen million people around the world, but with seven billion souls on this planet, there is much ministry to do. Moreover, people are seeking out our teaching at an unprecedented pace, so we know we must respond to this need now.
Here are just two of many strategic projects that are intended to substantially increase our ability to teach more people about God:
- While in the past Ligonier relied on radio broadcasts, now the internet gives us the opportunity to reach more people than we ever dreamed possible through audio and video resources. Therefore, we have carefully planned a large-scale expansion of our internet outreach through Ligonier.org, our family of apps, and many other digital outreaches. With your help, this substantial project is just now getting underway. Over the next two years, we will be rebuilding our web platforms to better serve you and together reach many millions more people per year, not just in English but in other languages as well.
- Second, you can help expand our video recording studio. This will dramatically increase the amount of teaching we can record and at the same time reduce our production costs. Our broadcasting output will increase manifold. Construction is starting, and we do not want to delay.
Would you make an investment in the work of Ligonier this month, and in so doing, make an investment in the kingdom of God?
From India to Indiana, we hear every week from people asking for the kind of teaching that Ligonier produces. There is a theological famine, and, by God’s grace, we intend to boldly proclaim, teach, and defend God’s holiness in all its fullness. It is the need of the hour.
These two projects will dramatically increase our ability to serve all ages and stages of the Christian life. Boys and girls, men and women, students and families, churches and schools—all will benefit from your support of these new initiatives.
Your role and ours in serving God’s kingdom is a gracious partnership. Together, we lift up God’s glory above everything else so that hearts will be won, minds will be renewed, and lives will be changed.
Your gift this month will help keep these projects and many others on track. We do not want to slow down because we know the vital mission that has been entrusted to us. Thank you for praying. Thank you for giving.
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