• The Pelagian Captivity of the Church by

      Many believe that we are totally free to choose salvation. In Willing to Believe, R.C. shows that man’s will is not free but in bondage to sin. He says that we are doomed unless God has mercy and …

  • Is Grace Cooperative? by

      Many believe that we are totally free to choose salvation. In Willing to Believe, R.C. shows that man’s will is not free but in bondage to sin. He says that we are doomed unless God has mercy and …

  • Born to Sin? by

      Many believe that we are totally free to choose salvation. In Willing to Believe, R.C. shows that man’s will is not free but in bondage to sin. He says that we are doomed unless God has mercy and …

  • Is Grace Irresistible? by

    The ancient Pelagian heresy taught that the fall of Adam had no effect on mankind, and therefore, we do not need grace to please God. Saint Augustine responded by teaching that not only did sin affect us, but that our …

  • Free Will and Divine Sovereignty by

    Some well-meaning pastors have tried to explain that within God’s sovereignty, there is a place where He chooses not to exercise His power. That place, according to some, is man’s free will. That explanation simply won’t do …

  • Sovereign Grace by

    Whenever we make a decision, we want that decision to be ours. Is it possible to choose something against our will? What function does our free will have in receiving the gospel? Continuing this study on the doctrine of free …

  • Are We Born Free? by

    Is it possible that we are able to do good works without the aid of grace? Are people born with the ability to obey God? Are we born free of the effects of Adam’s original sin? Looking at these …

  • The Loss of Liberty by

    A common criticism leveled against Reformed theology is that it does not teach that man has a free will. But is that really an accurate criticism? Whose definition of free will are we using? Fortunately, we don’t have to …

  • A Divided Will? by

    A common misconception people have of the Augustinian view of grace is that people come to faith against their wills, when the very opposite is actually the case. In fact, without grace there can be no free will. So, what …

  • The Truth Shall Make You Free by

    The Bible makes it clear that we were in bondage to sin before we were set free through the power of the gospel. But does bondage to sin mean that we were not free at all? What about free will …

  • Rebels Without a Cause by

    This lecture will highlight the biblical doctrine of sin, and how we have lost sight of it, preferring to see ourselves as unhealthy rather than ungodly.

  • The Duality of Man by

    If we are to worship God in spirit and in truth, as Jesus says, then why are there so many laws in the Bible about what we do with our bodies? Is the spiritual realm a higher and better realm …

  • The Image of God by

    What exactly does it mean to be made in the image of God? Was that image lost in the Fall? If that image has been shattered, does it still have value? In this message, Dr. Sproul talks about what it …

  • Man: The Supreme Paradox by

    What does it mean to be human? Or put another way, what is man? What makes you more important than a cockroach or a head of lettuce? If we consider the moral dimension of mankind, we can see both noble …

  • The Extent of Our Sin by

    What does John 3:16 say about who is going to heaven? This question is debated among Calvinists and Arminians—the hot point of contention being over man’s free will. The common misunderstanding is that Calvinism teaches that God …