• The Other Side of the Coin by

    Many have heard it said before that the God of Calvinism drags people into heaven as they are kicking and screaming, while others who really want to go to heaven are sent to hell. Like many false teachings, this distorted …

  • What Is Predestination? by

    With all of the controversy surrounding predestination, isn’t there common ground on which we can all stand together? Where there is smoke there is fire, and where there is predestination, there is controversy. It seems that you can’t …

  • For His Good Pleasure by

    Children are curious creatures. Before you are done answering one question, the next one is already escaping their lips. And as soon as they ask “why?,” you are forced down a road of infinite regress. It seems they can ask …

  • The Certainty of Salvation by

    God’s grace is what makes salvation possible. Christians agree that man cannot save himself. God’s grace is paramount in the plan of salvation. But exactly how much grace is needed? How much does God have to do to …

  • The Divine Choice by

    Why are you a Christian? Is it because you chose to be one? Would it be wrong if God chose for you? The controversy over the doctrine of predestination will one day be settled. When that day comes, all Christians …

  • Election by

    Continuing this series of Essential Truths, John Mac Arthur deals with the subject of “Election”. In this message he touches lightly on the doctrine itself as it is laid out in Scripture and defines “election” in its tremendous impact for …

  • Man’s Radical Fallenness by

    How far did man fall in the Garden? How has sin penetrated into our souls? What did Jesus teach about man’s fallenness?  While we may question some of the greatest teachers in the History of the Church about this …

  • The Divine Initiative by

    If God has already predestined all those who will be saved, what is the purpose of evangelism? Dr. Sproul answers this common question as he teaches us the proper response the church ought to have to “The Divine Initiative.”

  • Does God Create Unbelief? by

    If God alone is responsible for the salvation of the elect, does that mean He creates unbelief in those He didn’t elect? Examining this question in this message entitled “Did God Create Unbelief?” Dr. Sproul clearly establishes that God …

  • Everyone Believes this Doctrine by

    Scripture very plainly uses the word “predestined” in reference to the salvation of God’s people. Most denominations and some of the greatest theologians have wrestled with this issue through the centuries and have carefully formulated statements regarding this controversial …

  • God’s Sovereignty by

    As King of all creation, God exercises His sovereignty throughout the world. But how sovereign is sovereign? Are there realms in the created universe where God does not govern? Does God have the ability to save everyone? If He does …

  • What Is Free Will? by

    If God predestines people to salvation, then what about free will? Doesn’t the Calvinistic doctrine of predestination override human free will? What about choice? Considering the doctrine of divine election in this message, Dr. Sproul discusses some of the …

  • Election and Reprobation by

    As we look at the theology of God’s decrees, we come face to face with the difficult doctrine of predestination. In “Election and Reprobation,” Dr. Sproul explores many of the questions which arise as we consider the relationship between …