Message 7, Questions and Answers:

A questions and answers session with Drs. Sinclair Ferguson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, R.C. Sproul, and Derek Thomas.


  1. Some speak of the Reformation as more something to be mourned, and that it’s a schismatic movement. So, would it be a more important response to the Reformation to mourn, or is it right to celebrate? (0:00)
  2. We often talk about recovering the Gospel. How was the Gospel lost in first place, and how can we avoid losing it again? (0:35)
  3. What are the differences between sins, inequities, and trespasses? (4:52)
  4. Do preachers, or pastors, have a higher importance than normal Christians? Would God favor a pastor more than myself or someone else? (9:05)
  5. The phrase “Semper Reformanda,” “always reforming.” It’s often used to describe a constantly changing and evolving church. Is that what it means, that the church should always be in flux? (13:16)
  6. What should we say though to folks who think that these issues that caused the Reformation aren’t really issues anymore today? (17:02)
  7. In your assessment, what one personal quality or characteristic made Luther such an effective instrument in God’s hands to reform the church? What do you appreciate about Luther? (20:04)
  8. What about today? What is the biggest threat to Christianity in this century, as you see it right now? (24:33)
  9. Has the young, restless and reformed movement built on, or detract from the historical message of the Reformation? (28:01)
  10. Where should our confidence be as we leave here tonight, as we assess the Reformation, where should our confidence be placed? (30:35)

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.