• Ask R.C. Live: January 2014 by

    Answering theological questions from his students has been a continual commitment throughout Dr. R.C. Sproul’s ministry. Originally called “gabfests” by his early students and later, “Ask R.C.,” these sessions continue to take place at our conferences, on …

  • 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 …

  • Irresistible Call (Part 2) by

    Popular culture generally depicts sheep as cuddly, peaceful animals. Yet, those who have spent even a small amount of time around sheep know that they are stubborn, wayward, smelly, and sometimes even vicious. This truth makes Jesus’ comparison to His …

  • Preserving Grace (Part 1) by

    The idea of eternal security acts as a huge stumbling block for many people. When human beings honestly assess their own desires and motives, the wickedness witnessed clearly paints a bleak picture. Yet, this reality makes God’s grace all …

  • Preserving Grace (Part 2) by

    The example of Judas Iscariot sometimes causes us to scratch our head. How could someone so close to Jesus possibly betray Him and receive the label “son of perdition.” Wouldn’t the acts, words, and nature of Jesus instill in …

  • 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 …

  • Laying the Foundation by

    Each book of the Bible contributes poignantly and uniquely to the message of redemption revealed in God’s Word. John’s gospel offers much to the picture of redemption, but it provides special insight into the deity and supremacy of …

  • Radical Depravity (Part 1) by

    How often do we hear in our culture the adage, “He or she has a good heart”? This attribution of an innate, inherent goodness occurs frequently, and it demonstrates the general, common belief that mankind, despite his clear, unequivocal iniquity …

  • Radical Depravity (Part 2) by

    Understanding the true depth of man’s fallen nature can arouse a shudder, but sadness and fear should not remain the final response. On the contrary, properly understanding the depravity of man’s condition leads to a correct and exalted …

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: An Unexpected Journey by

    In this optional session, Robert Godfrey relates the story of how he came to embrace Reformed theology, establishes the biblical and historical backgrounds for Calvinism, and explains the major themes of its doctrine. Based on the book: An Unexpected Journey

  • Is Calvinism Good for the Church? by

    Recent years have witnessed a resurgence of interest in the theology of John Calvin, but is this necessarily a good thing? Does Calvinism weaken and destroy churches as some contend? Is Reformed theology a hindrance to the church’s life …