• Definite Atonement (Part 2) Media Resource by

    The idea that God demonstrates saving grace toward a select few can rub even Christians the wrong way. Rather than responding with cries of injustice, we would do better to examine the source of these emotions. If we evaluate our hearts honestly, we will acknowledge that our feelings originate from a sense of entitlement. Simply put, as depraved human beings we believe we deserve God’s mercy. Since the doctrine of definite atonement removes this notion, it receives scathing responses. Yet, as Dr. Lawson continues to show, Jesus and His Word clearly teach definite atonement, for it maintains the unity of … View Resource

  • The Extent of the Atonement Media Resource by

    The most controversial issue in any discussion of Christ’s work as our Savior is the extent of Christ’s atonement. In this lesson, Dr. Sproul discusses the subject of limited atonement, also known as definite atonement, in addressing the question, For whom did Christ die? View Resource

  • Limited Atonement Media Resource by

    The most common view of the atonement of Jesus is that Jesus died for everyone—that is, all people from all places in all times, every single human being that ever existed. But in order to take advantage of the benefits of the cross, one must first believe to be saved. Such a view is attractive, until we take a closer look at it. Dr. Sproul will look at this view in light of Scripture in this message entitled “Limited Atonement.” View Resource

  • Sovereign Election (Part 1) Media Resource by

    The doctrine of sovereign election, when viewed in an improper perspective, may seem cold and unfeeling, depicting God as callous and arbitrary in His election of some and not others. Yet, this viewpoint fails in two significant ways. First, it assumes man deserves God’s favor. Second, it does not recognize the extreme love demonstrated by God toward His Son and His elect. Election finds its root in God’s love, and as Dr. Lawson explains in this lesson, far from being a dictatorial, meaningless activity by an unfeeling God, sovereign election expresses the fullness of God’s love for a sinful, unrepentant … View Resource

  • Sovereign Election (Part 2) Media Resource by

    The pain, suffering, and agony Jesus experienced during His Passion defy conceptualization. Sometimes, as Christians, we ask in our hearts, “How did He bear such a burden?” The short answer, the answer that causes tears to well up in our eyes and our hearts to swell, is love. On His way to Calvary, Jesus maintained His path and persevered on the ascent out of love for His Father and love for the ones for whom He came to die. Far from an impersonal act of selflessness, the incarnated Son of God knew each and every individual for whom He offered … View Resource

  • Theology Night with Sinclair Ferguson and R.C. Sproul (January 2012) Media Resource by ,

    On January 20, 2012, R.C. Sproul was joined by Ligonier Teaching Fellow Sinclair Ferguson to answer questions submitted by online viewers and those present at Saint Andrew’s. During this relaxed and informative evening, these two notable theologians and pastors addressed topics such as the doctrines of grace, when to leave a local church, Tim Tebow, dispensationalism, free will, and the peccability or impeccability of Jesus. View Resource