For The Truth

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Are you ready to hold the line for God's truth?

Dear Friend, 

I've seen it again and again. Someone recognizes false teaching and arises to resist it. But instead of supporting the courageous person who wants to uphold Christ's truth, other Christians call for that person to be silent. Fearing hostility from the culture or the wider body of professing Christians, many believers turn the guns inward and silence their fellow believer for the sake of peace.

Yet peace that is won at the expense of the truth is no peace at all. 
Of course, so far as it depends upon us, we are to live peaceably with all (Rom. 12:18). But when God's truth is attacked we must draw a line in the sand. Like Daniel of old, we must be willing to face the lions if that's what it takes to guard the truth (Dan. 6). 
Even now, for example, Ligonier Ministries faces governmental pressure through new healthcare legislation that is hostile to the sanctity of human life. We can't—and won't—compromise by obeying laws forcing us to fund abortion on demand, no matter the cost. 

Each of us at times feels as if no one else is willing "to contend for the faith" (Jude 3). That's why I believe Ligonier Ministries' outreaches, including our radio ministry, Reformation Bible College, our internet resources, Tabletalk, conferences, and Reformation Trust, our publishing arm, are so valuable. Through such outreaches we hope to encourage believers and we receive encouragement in return, helping us stand together for the gospel in this dark world...

I firmly believe that our ministry is needed more today than at any point in my lifetime. Instead of holding the line against false teaching, too many believers are ignoring the threat of heresy or capitulating to the culture altogether...

Your servant in Christ,
R.C. Sproul