The Holiness of God

Join R.C. Sproul as he presents the terrifying biblical picture of God’s awesome holiness and why it is so foundational to God-centered, God-honoring theology and Christian living.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with a class of Ligonier Connect students from around the world. Registration includes:

    • 24/7 access for 6 months to complete the course at your own pace
    • Video lectures from Dr. R.C. Sproul along with the full, downloadable study guide
    • Discuss questions and share notes with up to 30 other Ligonier Connect students in your class
    • Approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one continuing education unit
  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with Ligonier Connect students from around the world. In the Worldwide Class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the course at your own pace
    • Discuss questions and share notes with your classmates
    • Keep unlimited access to the course content with an active Ligonier Connect subscription
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course

This course can help you better understand the biblical picture of God’s awesome holiness and why it is so foundational to God-centered, God-honoring theology and Christian living. In The Holiness of God, R.C. Sproul demonstrates that encountering God’s holy presence is a terrifying experience. Dr. Sproul argues that this struggle is nonetheless necessary because it is the only way to cure our propensity to trust in ourselves and our own righteousness for salvation.

An optional book The Holiness of God can be purchased from the Ligonier Store here to enhance the learning experience.


This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course Path Overview

  • GETTING STARTED

    • Welcome to The Holiness of God

      • to-do Review Course Material
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
  • THE IMPORTANCE OF HOLINESS

    • Lesson 1: The Importance of Holiness

      • watch The Importance of Holiness
      • read Chapters 1 and 2 in The Holiness of God
      • to-do Thinking In Depth
      • Take Lesson 1 Self-Assessment
  • THE TRAUMA OF HOLINESS

    • Lesson 2: The Trauma of Holiness

      • watch The Trauma of Holiness
      • read Chapter 4 in The Holiness of God
      • to-do Putting it into practice
      • Take Lesson 2 Self-Assessment
  • HOLINESS AND JUSTICE

    • Lesson 3: Holiness and Justice

      • watch Holiness and Justice
      • read Chapter 6 and 7 in The Holiness of God
      • to-do Putting it into practice
      • Take Lesson 3 Self-Assessment
  • THE INSANITY OF LUTHER

    • Lesson 4: The Insanity of Luther

      • watch The Insanity of Luther
      • read Chapter 5 in The Holiness of God
      • to-do Thinking in depth
      • Take Lesson 4 Self-Assessment
  • THE MEANING OF HOLINESS

    • Lesson 5: The Meaning of Holiness

      • watch The Meaning of Holiness
      • read Chapter 3 in The Holiness of God
      • to-do Putting it into practice
      • Take Lesson 5 Self-Assessment
  • THE HOLINESS OF CHRIST

    • Lesson 6: The Holiness of Christ

      • watch The Holiness of Christ
      • read Chapters 8, 9, 10, and 11 in The Holiness of God
      • to-do Putting it into practice
      • Take Lesson 6 Self-Assessment