• Questions & Answers with Haykin, Kruger, and Sproul Media Resource by , ,

    A questions and answers session with Drs. Michael Haykin, Michael Kruger, and R.C. Sproul. Questions: Was the addition of the Filioque clause to the Nicene creed a valid one doctrinally? (01:40) Is there a difference between the Western church’s emphasis on the unity of God and the Eastern church’s emphasis on the the distinction of the persons? (03:43) How did the early church view or practice worship through song? (06:20) Did the early church expect new covenant documents? (09:06) Is the canon closed permanently? What if Paul’s letter to the Laodiceans is found? (10:43) Were the five solas of … View Resource

  • God’s Word in the Early Church Media Resource by

    Many people are uncertain about the origin of the New Testament and how it was received by the early church, especially when discoveries of “lost gospels” frequent headlines. In this session, Dr. Kruger considers the development of the biblical canon and explains why this issue is important for defending the authority and inerrancy of Scripture. View Resource

  • Living God’s Word: The Life of Augustine Media Resource by

    Augustine is one of the greatest theologians of the early church and one of the most important thinkers in western civilization. In this session, Dr. Nichols considers his doctrine of Scripture by focusing on his expositions of the Psalms and draws application concerning how the life of Augustine can instruct Christians in their study of Scripture. View Resource

  • How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home (Optional Session) Media Resource by

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  • The Gospel as Historical Fact Media Resource by

    The gospel of Jesus Christ is “good news.” It is “good” because it tells the greatest story ever told about how God redeems those who repent and believe in Christ alone for salvation. It is “news” because it is rooted in the historical events of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. In this session, Dr. Albert Mohler explains why the historicity of the biblical record is essential for the truth claims of the gospel. View Resource

  • Here I Stand Media Resource by

    In every generation, new attacks on the veracity of Scripture arise, and the church faces a choice. Will she stand firm on the inspired Word of God, or will she capitulate to the Spirit of the Age? In this message, Dr. Steven Lawson explains why the church must never compromise her commitment to the inspired and inerrant Word of God, but rather remain firm in the face of all challenges. View Resource

  • The Authority of Scripture, Part 1: The Doctrine of Inspiration Media Resource by

    Higher criticism, the branch of literary investigation that seeks to discover the world behind the text, rose to prominence in seventeenth-century Germany. Yet, the motivation for the implementation of this form of study, the denial of biblical inspiration and inerrancy, has a much longer history. Human beings have tried to deny the inspiration of God’s Word for ages because they cannot abide God’s authority over them. As today’s lesson demonstrates, the origin of Scripture in God necessitates its authority over all creation, and only two responses may follow: Spirit-inspired acceptance or denial. View Resource

  • The Authority of Scripture, Part 2: The Doctrine of Inerrancy Media Resource by

    For many years, mainline academia has issued attacks against the Bible through the various fields of study, such as history and archaeology. The lack of archaeological evidence supporting Scripture’s claims as well as its attestation of supernatural events form just a few of the arrows shot by those seeking to poke holes in the positions of inspiration and inerrancy. Although engagement in these intellectual debates is appropriate and useful, at the end of the day, once all the objections have been leveled and answered, satisfactory to some or not, the most important question must float to the surface and receive … View Resource

  • Revelation: Where Would We Be Without It? Media Resource by

    Romans 1:19-21 to demonstrates, among other things, the nature of revelation and the benefits and demands flowing from it. All men witness the glory of God and owe Him allegiance, for the oceans, mountains, and forests attest to His existence and authority as much as the consciousness that absorbs and categorizes these experiences. No man possesses excuse. Nonetheless, he proceeds to explain that this revelation, known as general revelation, does not lead to salvation, for sin has corrupted man’s ability to acknowledge the Lord as God. View Resource

  • Scripture for Life: The Sufficiency of Scripture Media Resource by

    The concept that an ancient book might offer sufficiency for life rubs against the grain of our postmodern culture. How can one source possess all the answers for life, let alone an archaic, outdated text? Behind this question lies the desire for the individual to choose what is sufficient, a grasp for autonomy that began with our first parents in the garden of Eden. They sought to cast off the yoke of the Lord, which they considered heavy and unnecessary, and instead they exalted themselves to the place of their Creator, arbiters of sufficiency. This sin remains alive today, compelling … View Resource

  • Why So Many Interpretations? The Clarity of Scripture & Interpretation Media Resource by

    You may hear people in certain circles of evangelicalism claim that they do not need teachers or instructors of Scripture, for, as Jeremiah says, “And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more” (Jer. 31:34). The New Testament affirms Jeremiah’s message, and it explains that the fundamental message of the gospel is clear and easy to understand if the Holy Spirit … View Resource

  • For the Authority of Scripture Media Resource by

    The veracity and authority of Scripture is basic to the Christian faith, but it is not a “given” in the modern world. Not only is it directly attacked by skeptics inside and outside of the church, it is undermined by claims of authority for other alleged “holy books” such as the Qur’an and the Book of Mormon. In our skeptical and multicultural world, it is necessary for Christians to draw a line in the sand when the authority of Scripture is challenged. View Resource

  • Chapter 1 Media Resource by

    The Westminster Confession of Faith has, for hundreds of years, served as the doctrinal foundation of the Reformed churches. In this message, Dr. John Gerstner begins his examination of one of the greatest creeds of Christendom and its view of Scripture. View Resource

  • War on the Word Media Resource by

    The first temptation recorded in Scripture is an attack on the trustworthiness of God’s Word. Such attacks have continued unabated to our own day. In the past, such attacks were usually made by liberals, but today we hear more and more doubts cast upon God’s Word by professed evangelicals. In this lecture, Dr. Steve Lawson reminds us of the importance of a commitment to the authority, inspiration, and inerrancy of Scripture. View Resource

  • The Authority of Scripture Media Resource by

    John Mac Arthur bring a message from the 19th Psalm on the “Authority of Scripture.” He teaches that the Scriptures are, sure, right, clear, clean, and true. He also points out the act of restoring the soul, making wise the simple, rejoicing the heart, enlightening the eyes, enduring forever, and the last one, producing comprehensive righteousness. In this message Mac Arthur, reads and explains in three verses what sums up the authority of Scripture in the most incredible way. View Resource