Playlist:

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.

Questions:

  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.