But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

John MacArthur

Why We Believe the Bible is True


Why We Believe the Bible is True (selective scriptures) by John MacArthur.

Indifference to Scripture is not a mark of regeneration.  Indifference to Scripture is not a mark of salvation.  Indifference to Scripture is a mark of spiritual death.  And I believe that in all generations, including this one, God’s true church, the genuinely redeemed, are desperately hungry for the truth.  They want the Word fed to them.  They want the Word taught to them, preached to them.  They want the Word explained to them with all its richness and depth.

This society wants everything but the Scripture, and the church is content, seemingly, to give them everything but the Scripture.  And those who hold to the authority and the priority of Scripture, those who hold to the authority and priority of sound doctrine, those who are sober and serious and diligent students and preachers of divine revelation are ridiculed by the world, by the culture and by many in the church, although I am convinced the true believers, the true believers long for and do all they can to find those who will feed them the truth. more

John MacArthur


Praying According to God’s Will


From today’s Drawing Near:

drawing near“The word of the Lord [came] to Jeremiah the prophet for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem” (Dan. 9:2).

It is characteristic of God’s people to identify with God’s purposes and conform their will to His. Learning to pray according to His will is a major step in that process because it drives you to the Word and demonstrates a humble, submissive heart.

Jesus emphasized the priority of God’s will when He said, “I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me” (John 6:58). He accomplished that goal, saying to the Father, “I glorified Thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which Thou hast given Me to do” (John 17:4). Even when facing the horror of the cross, Jesus didn’t waver. Instead He prayed, “Father, if Thou art willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Thine be done” (Luke 22:42).

Jesus taught His disciples the same priority, instructing them to pray, “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:9-10).

Daniel knew what it meant to pray according to God’s will. After reading the prophecy of a seventy-year Babylonian Captivity, he immediately accepted it as God’s will and began to pray for its fulfillment. His prayer wasn’t passive resignation to some act of fate beyond his control. It was active participation in God’s plan as revealed in Scripture. He wasn’t trying to change God’s will but was doing everything he could to see it come to pass. That’s the essence of praying according to God’s will.

When you pray according to God’s will, you can be confident that He hears you and will grant your requests (1 John 5:14-15). Live in that confidence today!

Suggestions for Prayer:

  • Be a diligent student of the Word so you will know God’s will.
  • Ask God to reveal areas in which your will is not conformed to His. As He does, take immediate steps to deal with them.

For Further Study:

Read Revelation 22:6-21, noting God’s will for Christ’s return, and how we’re to respond to it.


Ligonier Archives: Inquiring About Christianity


Below is a collection of resources from the archives of Ligonier Ministries for those inquiring about Christianity.

Inquiring About Christianity:  Serious answers for serious inquirers. Who is Jesus and what did He do? Can I know truth? What is the gospel and why is it good news?

Wounded for Our Transgressions by W. Robert Godfrey

Forgive Us Our Trespasses by Philip Ryken

An Everlasting Love: The Love of God by John MacArthur

Who Is Jesus? by John MacArthur

Good News in a Fallen World by Joni Eareckson Tada

The Nature of Saving Faith by Sinclair Ferguson

What Is the Standard of Truth? by R.C. Sproul

Exchanging the Truth for a Lie by R.C. Sproul

The Holiness of God with Dr. R.C. Sproul

Understanding the Gospel with Dr. R.C. Sproul

More resources available here.