New to Reformed Theology

Reformed theology is nothing less than a journey into the marvelous grace of God. May God grant you eyes to see why the apostle Paul would proclaim that "from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever."

  • Cosmic Treason by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2007

    The question, “What is sin?” is raised in the Westminster Shorter Catechism. The answer provided to this catechetical question is simply this: “Sin is any want of conformity to or transgression of the law of God.” Let us examine some …Read More

  • The New Birth by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2007

    REGENERATION PRECEDES FAITH. This assertion that captures the heart of the distinctive theology of historic Augustinian and Reformed thought is the watershed assertion that distinguishes that theology from all forms of semi-Pelagianism. That is, it distinguishes it from almost all …Read More

  • Crossing the Channel by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2007

    The rapid spread of the Protestant Reformation from Wittenberg, Germany, throughout Europe and across the Channel to England was not spawned by the efforts of a globe-trotting theological entrepreneur. On the contrary, for the most part Martin Luther’s entire …Read More

  • Tota Scriptura by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | October 2008

    In centuries past, the church was faced with the important task of recognizing which books belong in the Bible. The Bible itself is not a single book but a collection of many individual books. What the church sought to establish …Read More

  • Grace Alone by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2009

    Soli Deo gloria is the motto that grew out of the Protestant Reformation and was used on every composition by Johann Sebastian Bach. He affixed the initials SDG at the bottom of each manuscript to communicate the idea that it …Read More

  • Inkling of Wonder by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2008

    I am a Calvinist. No, better to say that I am a rabid Calvinist. I am the son of a Calvinist. My spiritual grandfather was the Calvinist’s Calvinist, John Gerstner. When I consider my own theological education, I divide …Read More

  • What Is Your Only Comfort? by Kim Riddlebarger

    FROM TABLETALK | April 2008

    Of all the Reformation-era catechisms, perhaps none is as well-loved as the Heidelberg Catechism. In the opening question and answer, the personal and distinctive tone of the catechism becomes evident. “What is your only comfort in life and in death …Read More

  • The True Face of Evil by David Robertson

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2008

    Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you’d have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, it takes religion.” So writes the Nobel …Read More

  • The Generous Landowner by Jerry Bridges

    FROM TABLETALK | August 2008

    Chapter divisions in the Bible are usually helpful as they allow us to find our way around the Scriptures. Occasionally, however, they can hinder our understanding of a passage if they cause us to look at it apart from its …Read More

  • The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards by Stephen Nichols

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2009

    He was a young man unsure of his future. He had many gifts and not a few options before him. His father and grandfather were ministers, as were uncles and others in the family tree. He had a first-rate …Read More

  • The Attack on the Bible by John MacArthur

    In the book of Genesis, we read of the war that began all wars. Ever since that dreadful day, we have been living with the fallout of a bad answer to a simple question: Has God said? That question has been echoing through the centuries. So how do you answer that question? Special guest Dr. John MacArthur delivers this message ...

  • A Good Thing Gone Bad by Ken Jones

  • Faith and Reason by John Piper

    This message will examine the relationship between faith and reason, with a focus on the significance of logic. 

  • The Church's Message by Sinclair Ferguson

    The church has a message for a lost and dying world, but that message has often been obscured or replaced by man-made messages.  In this seminar, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson will remind us of the church’s most basic message to the world – the Gospel of Jesus Christ and explain why the continued proclamation of that message is essential.

  • Rightly Dividing (Part 1) by Sinclair Ferguson

    How can we know if we are reading the Bible as it was meant to be read? Is there a simple test we can apply to our reading experience to find that out? Dr. Sinclair Ferguson explains common ways in which we mishandle Scripture and how we can correct that problem to truly get the most from God’s Word ...

  • One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church by R.C. Sproul

    In the Nicene Creed, we confess that we believe in “one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church.”  But what do we mean by this confession?  In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul explains the meaning of this basic confession regarding the nature of the church.

  • Counted Righteous in Christ by R.C. Sproul

    Historically, the doctrine of imputation has been rejected by Rome. Today, it is also rejected by many who profess to be evangelicals. In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul will explain the meaning of the doctrine of imputation, and explain why the doctrine is essential to the Gospel.

  • Simultaneously Righteous and a Sinner by John MacArthur

    Although all who are justified will also be sanctified, sanctification is the fruit of justification, not its ground. In this message, Dr. John MacArthur will clarify the relationship between justification and sanctification and explain that we are justified while we are still sinners.

  • The Breath of the Almighty by Alistair Begg

    The third person of the Trinity is the Holy Spirit, the one whom Job refers to as “the breath of the Almighty.” His work includes conforming believers to the holy image of Christ. In this lecture, Dr. Begg looks at the person and work of the one person of the Trinity whose very name includes the adjective “holy.”

  • I Am the Lord, There Is No Other by R.C. Sproul

    Before he discovered the Gospel, contemplation of God’s holiness and his own sinfulness drove Martin Luther to despair. What did he grasp about holiness that most of us do not? In this lecture, Dr. Sproul introduces the topic of the conference by explaining the meaning of the biblical concept of holiness.

  • What Is Reformed Theology? with Dr. R.C. Sproul

    There is something healthy about returning to one’s roots. When it comes to evangelical Christianity, its roots are found in the soil of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation. Just as the Reformers protested the corrupt teaching of the Roman Catholic …Read More

  • Man the Sinner by Sinclair Ferguson

  • Augustine by R.C. Sproul

    Many times we realize when our senses fail us, but how many times have they failed us, and we didn’t know it? How can we be sure we can trust our senses? Pondering these questions may leave one sceptical about the reliability of our senses. In order to understand all this, we need to venture into the realm of ...

  • The Pelagian Captivity of the Church by R.C. Sproul

     

    Many believe that we are totally free to choose salvation. In Willing to Believe, R.C. shows that man’s will is not free but in bondage to sin. He says that we are doomed unless God has mercy and changes our hearts. R.C. examines the issue of free will throughout history, looking at the views of Augustine, Pelagius ...

  • God’s Sovereignty

    Exodus 33:19B

    Arminians must admit that if God provides a mere offer for salvation, there is a chance no one would ever believe and be saved. But this contradicts Scripture, for the Bible says the Messiah will see the successful results of ...Read More

  • Faith Alone (Part 1) by R.C. Sproul

    There were many factors that contributed to the Reformation, but what was the main issue? What was it that drove Martin Luther to challenge the only church he had ever known? In this message, Dr. Sproul looks at the underlying cause of the Reformation, known by the Latin term Sola Fides—“Faith Alone.”

     

  • Election by James Boice

  • Bondage of the Will by R.C. Sproul

    Many believe that we are totally free to choose salvation. In Willing to Believe, Dr. R.C. Sproul shows that man’s will is not free but in bondage to sin. He says that we are doomed unless God has mercy and changes our hearts. Dr. Sproul examines the issue of free will throughout history, looking at the views of ...

  • The Meaning of Covenant by R.C. Sproul

    What is the meaning of covenant? Is the New Testament the same as the new covenant? Is the covenant Jesus inaugurated the same as a last will and testament? Considering these thoughts in this message, Dr. Sproul teaches us the meaning of the word covenant, and what it has to do with both the Old and New Testaments.

  • The Making of the Protestant Reformation with Dr. R.C. Sproul

    The division of the church that occurred during the Protestant Reformation was not something that the Reformers originally intended to happen. However, when it became clear that the church authorities would be unwilling to submit themselves to the teaching of …Read More

  • The Golden Chain

    Romans 8

    That God decided to save His people gives us confidence that “neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be ...Read More

  • The Legacy of John Calvin by Steven Lawson

    For many people in and outside the church, the name John Calvin is the namesake of a cold, hard theology called Calvinism. Yet for many others, John Calvin represents a hero of the faith who is worthy of being studied and honored five hundred years after his death. What has John Calvin really done for the church that he should ...

  • Chosen By God with Dr. R.C. Sproul

    Many people reject Reformed theology or Calvinism because they believe it teaches that God drags people kicking and screaming into the church against their will. This, however, is a gross distortion of the biblical doctrine of election, which is grounded …Read More

  • Good Old Calvinism by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2009

    John Calvin was a churchman for all ages. He was a reformer par excellence. He was a godly pastor who equipped his people for ministry. He was a humble revolutionary. He was a loyal husband, father, and friend. But above …Read More

  • What is Free Will?

    Romans 7:19

    Paul describes in today’s passage that even those regenerated by the Spirit face a conflict of desires. If we believe in God’s promises, we have a new disposition, but sometimes our old sinful nature raises its ugly head ...Read More

  • Israel’s Rejection of Christ R.C. Sproul

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  • The Fine Points of Calvinism by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2005

    The late theologian Cornelius Van Til once made the observation that Calvinism is not to be identified with the so-called five points of Calvinism. Rather, Van Til concluded that the five points function as a pathway, or a bridge, to …Read More

  • Truly Reformed Theology by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2010

    It probably won’t surprise you to learn that no one has taught me more about the Bible and its theology than R.C. Sproul. And it shouldn’t surprise you to learn that no one has taught me more …Read More

  • Reformed Theology Is Covenant Theology by Richard Pratt Jr.

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2010

    Reformed theology is often associated with “covenant theology.” If you listen carefully, you’ll often hear pastors and teachers describe themselves as “Reformed and covenantal.” The terms Reformed and covenant are used together so widely that it behooves us to …Read More

  • The Many Shades of Calvinism by Paul Helm

    FROM TABLETALK | June 2010

    The term Calvinism was first used by Lutheran theologians to refer to what they regarded as the peculiar views of Christ’s real presence at the Lord’s Supper held by John Calvin and his followers. It is not used …Read More

  • Reformed Theology Vs. Hyper-Calvinism by Michael Horton

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2005

    Before the average believer today learns what Reformed theology (i.e., Calvinism) actually is, he first usually has to learn what it’s not. Often, detractors define Reformed theology not according to what it actually teaches, but according to where …Read More

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