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    Are You New To Reformed Theology?

    Dr. R. C. Sproul (Ligonier Ministries) has made the following three teaching series available to watch and listen to free of charge:

    1. What is Reformed theology? - "There is something healthy about returning to one’s roots. When it comes to evangelical Christianity, its roots are found in the soil of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation. Just as the Reformers protested the corrupt teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, so today evangelicalism itself is in need of a modern reformation. In "What Is Reformed Theology?", Dr. R.C. Sproul offers a comprehensive introduction to Reformed theology. Simply put, it is the theology of the Protestant Reformers and the heart of historical evangelicalism. As C.H. Spurgeon once said, "Reformed theology is nothing other than biblical Christianity.""

    2. The Making of the Protestant Reformation - "The division of the church that occurred during the Protestant Reformation was not something that the Reformers originally intended to happen. However, when it became clear that the church authorities would be unwilling to submit themselves to the teaching of sacred Scripture, Martin Luther knew that it was necessary to stand against them for the sake of the Gospel.

    In this series, Dr. R.C. Sproul explores the historical background of the Protestant Reformation. He looks at the life of Martin Luther and the teachings of the medieval church in order to remind us of the truth of the biblical Gospel and the reasons why we must tenaciously cling to it."

    3. Chosen by God - "Many people reject Reformed theology or Calvinism because they believe it teaches that God drags people kicking and screaming into the kingdom of God against their will. This, however, is a gross distortion of the biblical doctrine of election, which is grounded in God’s love for His people. In this series, Dr. Sproul carefully explains the meaning of God’s sovereignty in the work of redemption and shows how it relates to the will of man."

    I have either watched or heard these series a number of times over the years and recommend them very highly. You will find them online here. - JS

    Posted by John Samson on January 27, 2010 01:29 PM



    great, free, love that freedom. Sadly I don't seem to be able to get very far down the line with any of these links. For instance in the first one, I get about1 minute and twenty four seconds and it stops. Got any solutions you can suggest to me?


    hi Michael,

    I am sorry to hear you are having problems. Perhaps the issue is on your end in terms of your internet connection speed.. or else the problem is on the ligonier site itself.

    Interesting. I just had that happen too. One minute 24 seconds.

    Looks like it's a Ligonier problem.

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