• 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 …

  • Why So Many Interpretations? The Clarity of Scripture & Interpretation by

    You may hear people in certain circles of evangelicalism claim that they do not need teachers or instructors of Scripture, for, as Jeremiah says, “And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the …

  • Is the Bible Just Another Book? by

    One of the most common claims heard today is that the Bible is merely a collection of contradictory human writings with no coherent structure. Even believers sometimes express frustration because they cannot understand how these various writings fit together. They …

  • How Do We Know Which Interpretation Is Right? by

    There are many conflicting and mutually exclusive interpretations of Scripture. Skeptics point to this as a reason to reject Christianity’s truth claims, and many Christians who accept the truth of Scripture wonder how they are to know which interpretation …

  • Principle vs. Custom by

    Looking at various customs described throughout Scripture, how are we to understand the application of them in our modern setting? Is there deeper meaning rooted in these teachings, or are they simply cultural issues? Dr. Sproul helps us recognize the …

  • Scripture & Culture by

    In the series Knowing Scripture we’re studying the tools and principles to properly interpret God’s Word and apply the truth to our lives. Today’s lesson delves into one of the most important, but also one …

  • Parallelisms by

    What do we do with passages and statements that seem contradictory or impossible to explain? What does Scripture really mean when it says that God creates evil? In this message, Dr. Sproul explains and helps us recognize the ancient Hebrew …

  • The Explicit & the Implicit by

    Throughout church history there have been many obscure, or less clear, passages in Scripture that have attracted a variety of strange – and wrong – interpretations. How do we avoid the error of drawing something from Scripture that is simply not there …

  • Literary Forms (Part 2) by

    Many biblical accounts and narratives have been written off as fable or myth. How do we understand these stories in light of Redemptive history? How can we tell the difference between myths and history? Dr. Sproul shows us the key …

  • The Science of Interpretation by

    Everyone who reads the Bible is engaged in a method of understanding the Bible. The question now is, does the method of interpretation you use really reveal the truth of God as intended by the Holy Spirit? Dr. Sproul looks …

  • Literal Interpretation by

    As Christians, we know that the Bible is more than merely an ancient book with ethical instructions. Knowing that, how should we read and understand the Bible? What does it mean to read the Bible literally? In this message, Dr …

  • Literary Forms (Part 1) by

    Christians are to take Scripture seriously and literally. But how exactly do we do that? If we take every word “literally” we find ourselves painted in a corner surrounded by critics. How do we understand some of the passages and …

  • The Historical Narrative by

    Scripture has all we need to instruct us in matters of faith and practice, and is full of examples of godly men and women who lived lives of faith and integrity. What can we learn from their lives? Dr. Sproul …

  • Reading the Bible Existentially by

    Many people read Scripture as if it’s a collection of rules to be obeyed and facts to be memorized.  But they ignore the rich and complex stories that make up the majority of the Bible.  In this lesson Dr …

  • Private Interpretation by

    There are magnitudes of different interpretations of the Bible, so which one is right? Don’t we all have the right to private interpretation without the church telling us what to believe? In this message, Dr. Sproul will help us …