Message 8, Questions & Answers with Duncan, Ferguson, Nichols, and Thomas:

A questions and answers session with Drs. Ligon Duncan, Sinclair Ferguson, Stephen Nichols, and Derek Thomas.


  1. Regarding God’s aseity, can one say that the Father depends on the Son and vice versa, since they are eternally inseparable? (00:37)
  2. Is God the Son eternally the God-man? How does this square with the immutability of God? (04:40)
  3. Hypothetically could God have found another way to redeem man than Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross? What would not occur if He did? (5:54)
  4. After death, does everyone go immediately to be with Christ? If so, can those in the presence of Christ hear our prayers? Can they go before the Father in prayer as our friends do here on earth? (09:45)
  5. What is the difference between infralapsarianism and supralapsarianism? (11:30)
  6. Historically, what prompted the split between credobaptism and paedobaptism? (18:30)
  7. What components of the gospel are absolutely necessary? (20:09)
  8. My sister committed suicide a month ago. Is she in heaven? (21:37)
  9. As a youth, what are some ways I can connect with older generations in my church? (24:41)
  10. The main point of the Revoice Conference seems to be accepting a homosexual identity with a celibate lifestyle. Is this nuance valid in biblical Christianity? (26:15)
  11. I am an atheist here with friends. My biggest qualm with Christianity is this: why in God’s holiness would He create Lucifer with the desire to commit the first sin, or cause the fall of man? (28:01)
  12. How can we know or identify a church that is truly being led by God and not by the pastor alone in his own wisdom, under his own power? (32:16)

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.