Message 11, Ask Ligonier with W. Robert Godfrey (July 2018):

On July 25th, W. Robert Godfrey 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. Which books would you recommend as the best on Church History? (3:49)
  2. What is the biblical proof text that the Sabbath changed from Saturday to Sunday? (5:06)
  3. Is it scriptural for just one elder/pastor to be the overseer of a local congregation? (7:00)
  4. When is Dr. Godfrey going to publish a book on the book of Revelation? (8:20)
  5. Who is your favorite woman of the Reformation and why? (9:01)
  6. Is it a sin not to pray? (10:24)
  7. How do you define heresy? (11:32)
  8. How does God’s sovereignty not “do violence” to the will of man, as the Westminster Confession says? (14:19)
  9. Does every truck-driver/janitor/accountant need a specific divine calling to do their exact job (like a pastor does)? (16:04)
  10. Does God turn his face away from Christians? (18:14)
  11. If you believe in Arminian doctrine, can you be saved? (21:25)
  12. What do you believe about equal ultimacy? (i.e., that God is equally active in causing the salvation of the elect and the damnation of the reprobate.) (24:41)
  13. Is your background from the reformed, covenant or some other type of theology? How has that shaped your view of history? (30:20)
  14. I have heard it said that many of the early Church Fathers interpreted “the rock” in Matthew 16 as being Peter’s confession. Is this true? (32:26)
  15. When is it appropriate to change church membership? (33:39)
  16. Is the “social gospel” issue going to cause a serious problem for the Reformed movement? (36:47)
  17. My current church pastors seem okay to encourage church members to pursue the gifts of speaking in tongues. How do I deal with that? (39:38)
  18. Are babies capable of sinning? (41:48)
  19. Given your writings on Psalm singing, are you an advocate of Exclusive Psalmody? (42:29)
  20. If you could choose one Old Testament book to study, which would you choose? (42:54)
  21. Would you recommend attending the Ligonier 2019 “He is Holy” conference? (44:11)
  22. What is a good source for learning bible study methodology? (45:12)
  23. What was Dr. R.C. Sproul’s best sermon/lecture series? (46:10)
  24. How can we communicate the importance of Christology in the church? (47:03)
  25. What role does sin play in sanctification? (47:56)
  26. Why are there so many false doctrines? (49:46)
  27. Dr. Godfrey, historically, what has been the Church’s writings and philosophies concerning the Jews? (51:39)
  28. What is the best way to incorporate church history at a church without offering a separate class for it? (56:22)
  29. What is your view on Prov. 22:6 when it says to train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it? (58:34)
  30. What are some of the future plans for Ligonier and how do you plan to carry on the legacy and work of R.C. Sproul? (60:00)

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.