Message 4, Ask Ligonier with W. Robert Godfrey (February 2020):

On February 18th, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey 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.


  1. What should discipleship look like in the local church? (2:19)
  2. Are the TV preachers that talk about health and prosperity the false teachers Jesus talked about? (3:26)
  3. Aside from God’s Word, what book has had the greatest impact on your life and ministry? (4:24)
  4. Why should Christians today read the writings of the Reformed scholastics? (5:24)
  5. Do Baptists come from the Anabaptist movement? (7:49)
  6. What advice do you have for interpreting Scripture correctly? (9:05)
  7. How do you preach the Psalms? (11:45)
  8. Are Roman Catholic baptism and Mormon baptism considered valid? (15:18)
  9. If someone was baptized before conversion, must he be baptized again after coming to faith? (17:10)
  10. Does God’s election cause us to believe in Christ, or does He give us the choice to believe? (19:30)
  11. Does God predestine people to hell? (20:28)
  12. Why do some churches replace the historic creeds and confessions with mission statements and statements of faith? (23:19)
  13. What is the value of studying God’s law and the book of Deuteronomy? (25:35)
  14. Do you have any advice on how to grow in the discipline of reading? (28:19)
  15. When we develop a relationship with God, are we developing it with the Father or with Jesus? (30:31)
  16. Is it normal that I feel nervous about heaven and entering the presence of God? (31:54)
  17. What does Philippians 2:12 mean by “work out your salvation with fear and trembling”? (34:14)
  18. Is social media a help or a hindrance for the church in the 21st century? (36:20)
  19. Why should we trust the Bible? (38:50)
  20. What are your favorite Christian biographies? (42:11)
  21. Some teachers are claiming that the Old Testament is no longer relevant for Christians. What is your advice? (44:27)
  22. Should specific people and groups be called out from the pulpit as false teachers, or should only their teaching be called out? (45:52)
  23. When a person trusts in Jesus, does the Holy Spirit automatically fill them, or must they invite Him? (46:43)
  24. What is “the gift of God” in Ephesians 2:8—grace, faith, or both? (47:55)
  25. When John identifies Jesus as “the Logos,” is he referring to the Logos in Greek philosophy? (49:30)
  26. How important is God’s covenant with Adam when it comes to our salvation? (51:07)
  27. What’s the biggest difference between Reformed theology and non-Reformed theology? (52:46)
  28. Do Christians sin when they work on the Lord’s Day? (55:26)
  29. What must I do to be saved? (58:23)

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.