Message 3, Questions & Answers #1:

Michael Horton, John MacArthur, and R.C. Sproul answer questions about the church.


  1. Will Big Ben be the quarterback for the Steelers this year, and can they win without him? (00:00)
  2. How do you see assurance of salvation in light of Calvin saying “all Christians doubt” and view of the ordo salutis? (01:28)
  3. Abraham is going to slay his son. How is that a good thing? (04:46)
  4. If Samson was never to touch a dead body, how come he killed a thousand men with the jaw bone of a donkey? (10:14)
  5. Comment on the concept of seeker-sensitive, who seeks whom in the process of salvation, and how does American contemporary evangelicalism get it right or wrong? (12:22)
  6. You mentioned the names of some well-known persons in our society that were born and raised evangelical, fundamentalist homes and now don’t believe in God. What are the reasons this happens and why does it happen so often? (15:57)
  7. Why hasn’t anything been said about the spiritual formation movement? (23:43)
  8. Millions are dying apart from Christ and we must therefore urgently reach them, but doesn’t this conflict with John 6? (28:11)
  9. Conservative Bible-teaching churches taking the good from secular movements without compromising the message. How does that work? (31:59)
  10. Can God regret and wish? (39:19)
  11. If God has a general love for all people, when does God start hating people? (45:51)
  12. When is it okay and/or necessary to leave a church? (51:26)
  13. How does Matthew 17:20 and John 14:13 fit into prosperity Christianity? (55:38)

Note: Answers given reflect the views of the individual speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dr. R.C. Sproul and Ligonier Ministries. Here is our Statement of Faith.