Defending the Faith

2011 Ligonier Conference


This is a 55-minute session from the 2011 Ligonier National Conference. In this lecture, R.C. Sproul unpacks the importance of apologetics, giving believers a practical way to to think about defending their faith. R.C. is chairman of Ligonier Ministries and Chancellor of Reformation Bible College. He has authored numerous books including The Holiness of God and Discovering the God Who Is.


How do you connect reason to faith? How are they related? How are they distinct?
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Why do you think it's important for faith to be reasonable? What role did your own reason play in your coming to a faith in Christ?
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Do you feel equipped to make a defense for your faith? Can you communicate its reasonableness to someone else? What steps can you take to grow in your own confidence in defending the faith?
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R.C. spoke about his habit of asking himself, "what are ten things I know for sure?" Take a moment and write down ten things that you know for certain.
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Hopefully at the top of your list is the knowledge that God exists. There are times in life when He seems far off, distant, and it may be easy to doubt whether He is really there. Regardless of when or how doubt creeps in, remind yourself of the reasonableness of your faith.


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