• This Changes Everything! by

    Not all Christians accept the doctrines of grace. They believe the Bible presents a different picture of salvation, one in which the will of man exercises itself to the exclusion of God’s sovereignty. Sadly, the picture more often than …

  • Irresistible Call (Part 1) by

    The image of conception and birth does not need much explanation. On the contrary, as human beings we understand vividly and fully the passive activity of the infant in birth. At no time does the baby possess any decision or …

  • Definite Atonement (Part 1) by

    The Old Testament sacrificial system often causes many people a good deal of consternation. The stipulations and rituals can appear convoluted and confusing at first, second, and third glance. However, like the rest of God’s revealed Word, the sacrificial …

  • Definite Atonement (Part 2) by

    The idea that God demonstrates saving grace toward a select few can rub even Christians the wrong way. Rather than responding with cries of injustice, we would do better to examine the source of these emotions. If we evaluate our …

  • Sovereign Election (Part 1) by

    The doctrine of sovereign election, when viewed in an improper perspective, may seem cold and unfeeling, depicting God as callous and arbitrary in His election of some and not others. Yet, this viewpoint fails in two significant ways. First, it …

  • Sovereign Election (Part 2) by

    The pain, suffering, and agony Jesus experienced during His Passion defy conceptualization. Sometimes, as Christians, we ask in our hearts, “How did He bear such a burden?” The short answer, the answer that causes tears to well up in our …

  • Q&A with R.C. Sproul & Ligonier Teaching Fellows (May 19, 2011) by , , , ,

    On May 19, 2011, R.C. Sproul was joined by Ligonier Teaching Fellows Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson and R.C. Sproul Jr. to answer questions submitted by online viewers. In this round-table discussion, these men addressed topics such …

  • All Christians Believe in Predestination by

    Many Christians wrestle with the term “predestination.”  Yet, oftentimes they don’t even know its true meaning.  Predestination refers simply to the biblical teaching of God’s gracious initiation of salvation for those who believe in Jesus Christ.  In the …

  • Election by

  • Unconditional Election by

    Upon what condition did God elect sinners to salvation? Was your positive choice for the gospel the basis for your election before the foundation of the world? Was God’s choice based on your foreseen choice? Simply put, did God …

  • Beautiful Feet by

    If God has already predestined who will be saved, then why evangelize? There are those who say that the Augustinian or Calvinistic view of predestination is one of those doctrines that nullifies the Great Commission and causes apathy in the …

  • Justice, Mercy, and Grace by

    When we talk about someone owing someone else, we are talking about indebtedness, or obligation. Everyone who has ever lived knows something about that. Either we owe someone or someone owes us. When we are the ones in debt, mercy …

  • Questions & Answers by

    The doctrine of predestination is unquestionably a controversial one. In this final message, Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. joins Dr. Sproul to explore further implications of this doctrine, and also deal with how we are to understand this doctrine as …

  • The Golden Chain by

    Will all who are called by God be justified? Are all who are called predestined to be glorified? Perhaps you believe that God looks down the corridor of time and sees all that will choose him, and based on that …

  • The Inevitable Question by

    Would it be an exaggeration to say that the doctrine of predestination is at the core of the Christian faith? Sooner or later, Christians have to talk about it. If we ignore it, then we neglect the teaching of Sacred …