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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.”

Questions:

  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: 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.