Message 2, Questions and Answers #1:

Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, and R.C. Sproul answer questions ranging from the atonement and church history, to the dangers of Roman Catholic theology and Arminianism.


  1. What is the difference between the spiritual blessing of God found in the gospel, and the blessings or curses (based on obedience) that seems to be indicated in Deuteronomy?  (1:30)
  2. Explain the picture that is being painted when the priest would lay his hands on the scapegoat in the Old Testament. (4:23)
  3. Was there a form of church discipline in the Old Testament? (7:10)
  4. What is the correlation between that (see previous question) and church discipline in the New Testament?  (7:20)
  5. Help us understand how Jesus died on the cross, yet God did not die? (8:00) 
  6. How important is theology in hymn writing? (11:00)
  7. How should we answer critiques that deny the active obedience of Christ imputed to the believer? (12:12)
  8. Stephen Nichols: What did Dietrich Bonhoeffer mean when he said, “life was meant to be lived from the Cross”? (16:57)
  9. Steven Lawson: Do you have a favorite George Whitefield sermon where he preached “the glories of the cross”? (19:28)
  10. R.C. Sproul: What was your highlight from the New England tour? (25:28)
  11. Should every sermon from every pulpit include “Christ and Him crucified,” even in Old Testament passages? (26:55)
  12. Since man is totally depraved, why did God have to blind their eyes and harden their hearts in John 12:40? (32:45)
  13. Why did God permit evil? (34:49) 
  14. What would you say to a Roman Catholic who seems to have a high view of Scripture and a personal faith in Jesus Christ, yet feels compelled to remain in the Roman Catholic Church. (36:25)
  15. Are Arminians saved? Are they Christians? (39:51)
  16. Is it possible for a level of Arminian theology to cross over into heresy? (42:32)

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.