Message 2, Ask Ligonier with Derek Thomas (February 2021):

On February 4th, Derek Thomas 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 will “normal life” look like in the new heavens and the new earth? (1:40)
  2. Do you think Christians long for heaven as they ought to? (3:18)
  3. What is worldliness? (4:58)
  4. What Bible study resources do you recommend for laypeople? (6:15)
  5. Why is there no marriage after the resurrection? (8:04)
  6. Is it acceptable for Christians to get baptized twice? (9:04)
  7. Who is your favorite preacher? (10:25)
  8. Why do some churches say that singing psalms is the only right way to worship the Lord? (12:24)
  9. How should we interpret Bible passages that describe God as grieving? (14:30)
  10. Since many churches stopped meeting in person in 2020, should Christians start home churches and raise up their own teachers? (17:55)
  11. How can we reconcile the doctrine of limited atonement with 1 John 2:2? (22:47)
  12. What convinced you to embrace covenant theology and Presbyterianism? (25:43)
  13. What would we be missing if our Bibles lacked the book of Galatians? (31:35)
  14. What does it mean that we are “justified by faith, not because of faith”? (35:20)
  15. In John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, why did it take so long for Christian’s burden to fall away? (38:10)
  16. What are some of the greatest challenges facing preachers today? (41:45)
  17. Will Christians receive rewards in heaven? (46:20)
  18. What is wrong with “Christian” universalism? (48:28)
  19. How can I make the book of Leviticus interesting when I read it? (49:30)
  20. Why did Jesus not know the time of His second coming? (51:01)
  21. Since Christians are new creations and are forgiven in Christ, should they still pray for their own forgiveness? (53:03)
  22. Why do all human beings inherit a sinful nature from Adam? (54:28)
  23. Should Christians ever pray directly to Jesus or to the Holy Spirit? (56:24)
  24. How can I be saved? (58:09)

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.