Tuesday, September 19, 2006

A Long Line of Godly Men

Speaking of the importance of ever preaching and teaching the Doctrines of Grace, the new publishing arm of Ligonier Ministries, Reformation Trust, has released a new book on these Doctrines entitled, The Foundations of Grace: A Long Line of Godly Men. The book is authored by Steve Lawson, pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, AL. When I had the privilege of working at Ligonier, I was always impressed with Ligonier's willingness and desire to want to expand their outreach and to think of more effective ways of communicating the holiness of God and the historic Reformed faith. As I left Ligonier, I thought to myself that the natural progression for Ligonier would be to beginning publishing their own books, as well as the books of others. Lo and behold, this year Ligonier introduced Reformation Trust. One of the first books they have released is this book on the Doctrines of Grace.

In The Foundations of Grace, Lawson demonstrates that the Doctrines of Grace were not invention of Calvin or the Synod of Dort, but rather are found throughout the Bible, beginning with Genesis and ending in Revelation. Recently, RC Sproul discussed with Steve Lawson the contents and importance of this book. They even answered the question, "Who is the greatest preacher of the doctrines of grace?" You can listen to this two part interview by going to Ligonier Ministries online and listening to the broadcast from days 9/14 and 9/15.

2 comments:

Rachael said...

"When I had the privilege of working at Ligonier, I was always impressed with Ligonier's willingness and desire to want to expand their outreach and to think of more effective ways of communicating the holiness of God and the historic Reformed faith."

I can think of one really good way to do that -- just practice what you preach. That's got to be the most "effective way" yet.

There's something oh so tragic about what's happened with Ligonier and the legacy of R.C. Sproul. First his son R.C. Sproul Jr. gets defrocked, and for some really bad stuff like tax fraud. Then Ligonier goes and sues Frank Vance for exposing their internal corruption. It's not sounding very much like "a long line of godly men." Godliness is proven by deeds not just words.

Saved By Grace said...

An interesting update on the latest Ligonier intrigues, RC Sproul Fires Tim Dick as Ligonier Ministries’ President