Message 10, Ask Ligonier with Stephen Nichols (February 2019):

On February 26th, Stephen Nichols joined us as a special guest on our Ask Ligonier team and answered your biblical and theological questions live online.

This event was streamed live on Ligonier’s blog, as well as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.


  1. What is the majesty of God? (3:00)
  2. What are your favorite works throughout church history? (4:18)
  3. Who was Martin Bucer? (6:15)
  4. How much credence should we put in early church writings like the Didache? (8:11)
  5. Does God really love the sinner, but hate the sin? (10:08)
  6. Can you be Reformed and not agree with paedobaptism? (12:42)
  7. Did Calvin use the Septuagint? (14:52)
  8. What do you think about the emphasis on emotional sensationalism in the modern church? (17:25)
  9. What was Zwingli’s impact on the Reformation? (22:44)
  10. Why did you write a book on the blues? (26:21)
  11. Will there be an official biography of Dr. Sproul? (29:52)
  12. Is there anything that surprised you as you sat down to have those conversations and you’ve done research into Dr. Sproul’s life and ministry? (31:35)
  13. How would you see the development of piety from Calvin to the Puritans? How would you see this in contrast with trends today? (37:04)
  14. Can you tell us about the libraries of Dr. Sproul, MacArthur and Mohler? (41:43)
  15. How can I love the truth but not become a Pharisee? (46:29)
  16. If God doesn’t elect on the basis of foreseen merits, is there anything at all about the elect that makes them electable? (47:42)
  17. What books written by the Puritans are must reads? (49:21)
  18. Is there anything wrong with using the “sinner’s prayer”? (50:56)
  19. What is the best biography of Martin Luther? (52:23)
  20. What were the books that shaped Martin Luther’s theology? (52:43)
  21. If you could share a meal with anybody from church history, dead or alive, who would it be and why? (53:42)
  22. Who was Charles Finney? (54:17)
  23. Why do Reformed Christians in America focus on the Westminster Confession, but in Europe, the emphasis seems to be on the historic Three Forms of Unity? (56:10)
  24. What are some good arguments for the Apostle Paul’s authority? (59:44)

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.