Message 5, Questions and Answers #2:

Liam Goligher, Steven Lawson, Stephen Nichols, and R.C. Sproul answer questions ranging from the deity of Christ and the gifts of the Spirit, to church history and the future of ethnic Israel.


  1. Liam Goligher: What are the opportunities and challenges of ministering here in Philadelphia? (00:52)
  2. I know that God allowed sin to be in the world, but why would He if He could have prevented it? (3:15)
  3. How does expressing joy in worship relate to the Regulative Principle of worship? (5:47)
  4. In view of the previous question, would some in the Reformed community view George Whitefield skeptically today? (13:45)
  5. Should we use the term “Calvinism” or should we find a new term that doesn’t single out one man? (14:39)
  6. The Apostle Paul refers to us as “saints,” Galatians 4:5-6 refers to us as “heirs of God” and “sons of God.” Why do Christians refer to themselves as “sinners”? (16:24)
  7. Stephen Nichols: Why did you write the ABCs of God? What was your motivation? (18:25)
  8. How can we explain the complicated truths of the deity of Christ to a ten year-old? (19:54)
  9. Steven Lawson: Can you address the Apostle’s Creed and its reference to Jesus descending into Hell (22:14)
  10. Are those in Hell separated from God? (25:20)
  11. Why are the works of the Holy Spirit in the apostolic age different today? (25:40)
  12. Do we sometimes confuse miracles with providence? (32:10)
  13. What is God’s plan for ethnic Israel? (33:56)
  14. How do you respond to dispensationalists who accuse Reformed Christians of believing in replacement theology? (36:03)
  15. How should this affect evangelizing Jews? (40:37)
  16. Stephen Nichols: What three books on church history would you recommend and why? (41:09)
  17. What is your opinion of alter calls? (42:40)

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.