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Message 2, Ask Ligonier with H.B. Charles Jr. (June 2019):

On June 6th, Pastor H.B. Charles Jr. joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online.

This special online event was streamed live on Ligonier’s blogYouTubeFacebook, and Twitter.

Questions:

  1. Should the good news be heard with joy or with dread? (1:34)
  2. Can a Christian practice self-defense? (2:40)
  3. How can a Christian deepen his or her understanding of their own sinfulness? (3:37)
  4. What would you say to someone who said using repentance in the gospel presentation adds works to the gospel? (4:49)
  5. What is your favorite book other than the Bible? (5:41)
  6. How do you know if you’re called to be a pastor? (6:41)
  7. What do you think will be one of the biggest challenges the church will be facing in the next few years? (13:18)
  8. What is the most theologically accurate way to answer an atheist who asks the question, “Who is the father of Jesus?”(14:52)
  9. How can I share my faith with the LGBT community? (16:19)
  10. What should I do if my career has become an idol? (18:02)
  11. What people have been most formative in your life and ministry? (20:37)
  12. Does God love everyone or just Christians? (23:11)
  13. What is the best way to grow spiritually as a Chrisitan? (23:52)
  14. Can you speak to the current topic of women as preachers/pastors? (30:12)
  15. Is listening to various sermons each day the same as studying God’s Word? (32:18)
  16. What is the most challenging obstacle you have faced in ministry, and how did you overcome it? (33:51)
  17. Should a layperson attempt to ‘reform’ a church? How do I know whether to stay or whether to go? (40:02)
  18. Is baptism necesarry for salvation? (42:43)
  19. Do you think we are seeing an increase in solid expository preaching in the “American church”? (43:31)
  20. Why is expository preaching so important? (45:00)
  21. How can I get closer to God? (47:01)
  22. How do you carry our discipleship and evangelism in your church? (49:30)
  23. How important is it to know what view you hold about the end times? (51:48)
  24. How do you biblically balance your busy ministry life with properly managing your house well? (52:52)
  25. What’s so important about benedictions and doxologies? (55:02)
  26. How should Christians think about racial divisions in the U.S., and how should we respond bibilically? (56:39)
  27. What can I say to my mother who has cancer and thinks that she is going to hell? (1:01:12)

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.