Message 6, Ask Ligonier with John MacArthur (November 2019):

On November 5th, Dr. John MacArthur 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. If I’m truly saved, why do I still feel guilt from my past? (2:30)
  2. Is there a prayer that God cannot hear or answer? (3:38)
  3. What does Jesus mean in John 8:7 when He says, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone? (4:23)
  4. When is it appropriate to leave a church? (5:25)
  5. Why did Jesus weep at the death of Lazarus? (6:17)
  6. Which Bible commentaries do you recommend?(6:53)
  7. How should we live “in the world but not of the world”? (7:29)
  8. Do you use a Bible app or listen to an audio Bible? (8:34)
  9. Does God hear the prayers of unbelievers? (9:15)
  10. What does it mean to fear the Lord? (9:58)
  11. How do we offer worship to God with “reverence and awe” (Heb. 12:28)? (11:44)
  12. Can people be possessed by demons? (14:37)
  13. Can Christians be possessed by demons? (16:41)
  14. What happens to the souls of babies who die during abortions? (20:14)
  15. My son is convinced by the theory of evolution. How can I help him maintain a respect for science while also retaining respect for Scripture? (22:30)
  16. How should we interpret 2 Cor. 5:14–15 when it says that “one has died for all”? (27:58)
  17. What does it mean that Christ “emptied Himself” in Phil. 2:6–7? (31:44)
  18. Is speaking in tongues still a practice for the church? (33:48)
  19. Why is it important that Christians understand penal substitutionary atonement? (36:43)
  20. How is limited atonement true when Scripture says that Christ died for the whole world? (40:34)
  21. If you needed to preach through only one book of the Bible, which would you choose? (42:48)
  22. Why do some people believe that they can choose to be saved? (43:26)
  23. Does God give people free will? (44:51)
  24. How do I mortify sin? (45:53)
  25. Why is it impossible for Christians to lose their salvation? (47:23)
  26. What Christian biographies have impacted you the most? (48:53)
  27. Should we tell unbelievers that God loves them? (51:08)
  28. Looking back, what advice would you now give yourself at the beginning of your ministry? (52:56)
  29. How would you describe the people at Grace Community Church? (54:35)
  30. What advice would you give to the successor to a senior pastor? (55:24)
  31. How do I discern if I’m called to be a pastor? (56:16)
  32. What do you think the church will look like in the next 10 to 20 years? (58:23)
  33. How can I obtain assurance of salvation? (59:27)

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.