Message 8, Questions and Answers #2:

Voddie Baucham, Stephen Nichols, R.C. Sproul, R.C. Sproul Jr., and Derek Thomas answer questions ranging from how God views the elect before they are saved, defining a Reformed view of speaking in tongues, and how to know if we’ve truly “repented enough.”


  1. Athanasius confronted the issue of the deity of Christ. What is the strongest enemy the church faces today? (00:10)
  2. If God wants us to spend all eternity with Him, why didn’t He just put us with Him from the beginning? (08:43)
  3. How do we deal with knowing some of our loved ones may be headed to perdition? (11:29)
  4. Since we are chosen before the foundation of the world, how does God view us before we are born again? (15:30)
  5. Dr. Baucham, you said that you had overcome numerous struggles as a married adult man due to not having your father around when younger. I can relate. Can you talk about this a bit? (16:42)
  6. I am trying to reconcile the death of my son. How do I deal with my anger against God experienced as I am in this dark time? (20:08)
  7. Since God is slow to anger and patient, why, when man first sinned, was His wrath and punishment so severe? (23:19)
  8. What is the minimal amount of gospel truth that must be believed to be saved? (25:43)
  9. How can we overcome the view that the OT portrays an unloving and ungracious God? (29:25)
  10. Can you discuss the relationship between God’s sovereignty in salvation and man’s responsibility? (33:30)
  11. What is the balance between standing for truth and maintaining the unity of the Spirit? (34:08)
  12. About Luther’s anti-Semitism seen in his writings—How can these attitudes and actions of the father of the Reformation be justified? (38:26)
  13. What is the Reformed view of speaking in tongues? (43:20)
  14. Given that we are not of the world, but sent into the world, what should our political involvement be, particularly for moral issues? (46:22)
  15. I have a friend who says she is saved but has no need for the church. How can I help her return to church? (49:00)
  16. How can pastors encourage their flocks to engage the world in the most effective way in the public square? (52:04)
  17. Is repentance more than a change of mind? How can I know that I’ve repented enough? (53:52)

Note: This Questions and Answers session is made available for historical archival purposes only. Further, 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.