• 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Election by

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …