Difficult Questions

We all bring questions to the Bible, and Scripture is sufficient to give us a correct understanding of God, His ways, and the world He has made. This resource collection answers many of your questions about Christianity, laying a foundation for your pursuit of the truth.

  • Essential Truths of the Christian Faith Teaching Series with Various Teachers

    Without a firm grasp of the essential doctrines of Christianity, we will not be able to recognize false teaching or stand firm in our faith. In this series, Alistair Begg, James Montgomery Boice, Sinclair B. Ferguson, John MacArthur, and R.C. Sproul explore eleven key truths of biblical Christianity. View Resource

  • Objections Answered Teaching Series with R.C. Sproul

    People have challenging questions about the Christian faith. In Objections Answered, Dr. R.C. Sproul gives intellectually satisfying, faith-strengthening answers to the most common questions: What about the innocent native? Why is Christ the only way? Does God exist? If you have ever struggled to give reasons for what you believe, Objections Answered will give you honest answers to honest questions. View Resource

  • Understanding the Gospel Teaching Series with R.C. Sproul

    It is very common in our society to hear people claim to be proclaiming the Gospel. Unfortunately, many do not preach a complete or even correct understanding of the person of Christ and the work He has done to save His people. In this series, Dr. R.C. Sproul explains the essential components of the biblical Gospel of salvation. Beginning with the person of Christ, Dr. Sproul explains what exactly Christ saves us from and clarifies the doctrines of faith, justification, and sanctification. View Resource

  • The Psychology of Atheism Teaching Series with R.C. Sproul

    Atheists say that religion is constructed to meet deep psychological needs. Dr. Sproul turns the tables, showing atheism’s vested interest in rejecting God. He explains that the issue is not intellectual but moral: Man suppresses the truth about God and seeks to live in unbounded freedom. View Resource

  • The Nature of Saving Faith Video Message by Sinclair Ferguson

    Saving faith is not merely mental acceptance of the Gospel, and justification is not secured by a mere outward profession of faith. As Dr. Sinclair Ferguson will explain in this message, saving faith includes mental assent to the content of the Gospel, acknowledgement of our sin and need, and personal trust and reliance upon Christ and his work. View Resource

  • Good News in a Fallen World Video Message by Joni Eareckson Tada

    At the beginning of his ministry, Jesus declared that he had come to proclaim good news to the poor and liberty to the captives and those who are oppressed (Luke 4:18). The world is still full of hurting people who need to hear this good news. In this message Joni Eareckson-Tada will explain how the Gospel sets the oppressed and captive free. View Resource

  • Who Is Jesus? Video Message by John MacArthur

    The Gospel concerns the person of Jesus. But who is he? The Old Testament promised the coming of a Messiah who would save his people. In this message, Dr. John MacArthur will demonstrate that Jesus is the promised Messiah, the incarnate Son of God, fully God and fully man. View Resource

  • The Challenge of Science Video Message by John MacArthur

    This message will focus on one of the perennial challenges faced by the Church since the Enlightenment, the challenge posed by the claims of science. View Resource

  • The Divine Foundation of Authority Article by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2009

    You’re out!” “I’m safe!” “Out!” “Safe!” “Out!” “It’s my ball, and it’s my bat, and I say that I’m safe.” This is how we settled disputes over plays in our pickup baseball games played without the benefit of a referee or umpire. When a disputed play could not be resolved through reason or through yelling, the one who possessed the equipment usually determined the outcome. It was a child’s game in which might made right. It was the nascent expression of the cynical statement: “He who owns the gold, rules.” These illustrations indicate … View Resource

  • The Mystery of Iniquity Article by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2008

    It has been called the Achilles’ heel of the Christian faith. Of course, I’m referring to the classical problem of the existence of evil. Philosophers such as John Stuart Mill have argued that the existence of evil demonstrates that God is either not omnipotent or not good and loving — the reasoning being that if evil exists apart from the sovereign power of God, then by resistless logic, God cannot be deemed omnipotent. On the other hand, if God does have the power to prevent evil but fails to do it, then this would reflect upon His character, indicating that … View Resource

  • Cosmic Treason Article by R.C. Sproul

    FROM TABLETALK | May 2008

    The sinfulness of sin” sounds like a vacuous redundancy that adds no information to the subject under discussion. However, the necessity of speaking of the sinfulness of sin has been thrust upon us by a culture and even a church that has diminished the significance of sin itself. Sin is communicated in our day in terms of making mistakes or of making poor choices. When I take an examination or a spelling test, if I make a mistake, I miss a particular word. It is one thing to make a mistake. It is another to look at my neighbor’s paper … View Resource

  • The Pursuit of Happiness Article by Ken Myers

    FROM TABLETALK | September 2008

    When Thomas Jefferson selected the phrase “the pursuit of happiness” to describe one of the unalienable rights of man, he was appropriating an idea with a very long history. Since the time of Aristotle and before, happiness was understood as a condition to which all people properly aspire. But for the Greeks, as for the biblical writers, happiness was an objective reality, not just a feeling or an emotional state. The phrase “whatever makes you happy,” so commonly uttered today, would have been nonsense to Hebrews, Greeks, and Christians alike, since it implies no fixed moral order in which … View Resource

  • Glory Versus the Cross Article by Gene Edward Veith

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2008

    Mother Teresa was a living saint, according to the popular mind, compassionately caring for the sick and dying and projecting a love that brought cynical secularists to their knees. After her death, the Vatican put her on a fast track to sainthood. But then a book on her life published some of her personal writings that showed Mother Teresa was wracked with spiritual depression and a sense that God had abandoned her. The atheist Christopher Hitchens, who had earlier written a book attacking Mother Teresa for her pro-life views, crowed at the news. See, he wrote in Newsweek, she didn’t believe … View Resource

  • Pain: God’s Megaphone Article by Alistair Begg

    FROM TABLETALK | January 2008

    For sixty years, successive generations have been helped by what C.S. Lewis wrote on the subject of pain and suffering. The sustained benefit is due in large measure to the fact that he brought to the “problem” a solid dose of Christian realism. This medicine may be more important now than ever. It is not uncommon to watch as television preachers inform their audiences that God “does not want you to be sick.” It is hard to imagine such an assertion proving to be an encouragement to the wheel-chair bound, long-term sufferer of multiple sclerosis. At best, such preachers … View Resource