• Sin, Part 2 Media Resource by

    Romans 5:12-21

    In the last lesson we began to look at the gospel Paul preached by considering the sin that makes the good news necessary. In Romans, Paul shows us how widespread and deep-rooted this plague of sin is. For hearts in rebellion against God, His gift of righteousness only makes sense if we lay hold of our unrighteousness and incapability of becoming righteous on our own (Rom. 3:20). In this lesson, we find Paul continuing to open up for us the seriousness of sin. Specifically, Dr. Waters, through Paul, shows us the landscape of humanity and traces the problem of sin … View Resource

  • The Autonomy of Man Media Resource by

    Genesis 3:1-5

    Dr. Sproul takes the time to discuss that when we look back to the Biblical account of the fall of mankind, theologians characteristically describe the principle motive for man’s first sin as the pursuit or the quest for autonomy. View Resource

  • Man the Sinner Media Resource by

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  • Rejoices Not in Evil Media Resource by

    1 Corinthians 13:6

    The Apostle Paul encourages us to rejoice in all things… except one. Continuing this series on “Love,” Dr. Sproul takes us to the book of Romans as he explains in no uncertain terms that love “Rejoices Not in Evil.” View Resource

  • Running Away from God Media Resource by

    Jonah 1:1-16

    Like all of God’s children, Jonah was a sinner saved by grace, yet there was a time when he was not exactly willing to obey God. Does this sound familiar as you consider your own life? In this message, Dr. Sproul discusses the great lengths Jonah went through to run away from God, and the great tenacity God used to catch him. View Resource

  • Exchanging the Truth for a Lie Media Resource by

    Romans 1:16-32

    Not everyone has heard the gospel. Not everyone has had a chance to read the Bible for themselves. Not everyone was born in a Christian home with the opportunity to go to church. That being true, how can God judge the unbeliever? In this message entitled “Exchanging the Truth for a Lie,” Dr. Sproul looks at these questions as he teaches us about the universal witness of God’s existence that has been made to all people. View Resource

  • A Tale of Two Representatives Media Resource by

    Romans 5:12-21

    Who wants to be punished for what someone else did? We can agree that in at least some cases, it would be unjust for someone to be punished for something they didn’t do. But can that be applied to Adam in the Garden? How is God just by holding Adam’s sin and guilt against us? In “A Tale of Two Representatives,” Dr. Sproul helps us understand the complexities that surround this critical and difficult question. View Resource

  • The Degrees of Sin Media Resource by

    Matthew 5:27-28

    Does Jesus teach us that lust in the heart is as sinful as actual physical adultery, and that anger is as sinful as actual physical murder? If so, then why not carry out those thoughts since the judgment will be the same? In this message entitled “The Degree of Sin,” Dr. Sproul reminds us of the exacting nature of God’s justice, and how He measures our sin against His perfect Law. View Resource

  • Bondage of the Will Media Resource by

    Many believe that we are totally free to choose salvation. In Willing to Believe, Dr. R.C. Sproul shows that man’s will is not free but in bondage to sin. He says that we are doomed unless God has mercy and changes our hearts. Dr. Sproul examines the issue of free will throughout history, looking at the views of Augustine, Pelagius, Luther, Calvin, Arminius, Edwards, Finney, and others, demonstrating that some assumptions about “free will” undermine the Gospel and conceal God’s glory in salvation. View Resource

  • Voluntary Slaves Media Resource by

    Many believe that we are totally free to choose salvation. In Willing to Believe, R.C. shows that man’s will is not free but in bondage to sin. He says that we are doomed unless God has mercy and changes our hearts. R.C. examines the issue of free will throughout history, looking at the views of Augustine, Pelagius, Luther, Calvin, Arminius, Edwards, Finney, and others. R.C. demonstrates that some assumptions about “free will” undermine the Gospel and conceal God’s glory in salvation. View Resource

  • Born to Sin? Media Resource by

    Romans 7:15-20

    Many believe that we are totally free to choose salvation. In Willing to Believe, R.C. shows that man’s will is not free but in bondage to sin. He says that we are doomed unless God has mercy and changes our hearts. R.C. examines the issue of free will throughout history, looking at the views of Augustine, Pelagius, Luther, Calvin, Arminius, Edwards, Finney, and others. R.C. demonstrates that some assumptions about “free will” undermine the Gospel and conceal God’s glory in salvation. View Resource

  • A Divided Will? Media Resource by

    A common misconception people have of the Augustinian view of grace is that people come to faith against their wills, when the very opposite is actually the case. In fact, without grace there can be no free will. So, what effect does grace have on fallen souls? Does grace cooperate with our fallen wills in order that we may choose the gospel? In this message, Dr. Sproul explains how the regeneration of the soul can only be achieved by God’s sovereign grace, alone. View Resource

  • The Loss of Liberty Media Resource by

    A common criticism leveled against Reformed theology is that it does not teach that man has a free will. But is that really an accurate criticism? Whose definition of free will are we using? Fortunately, we don’t have to reinvent the wheel in this debate. The great fifth-century theologian, Augustine, already dealt with this argument against Pelagius. Did Augustine teach that we lost our ability to choose? Was our free will lost in the Fall? In this message entitled “The Loss of Liberty,” Dr. Sproul teaches us the Augustinian view of free will as it is reflected in Reformed theology … View Resource

  • The Truth Shall Make You Free Media Resource by

    The Bible makes it clear that we were in bondage to sin before we were set free through the power of the gospel. But does bondage to sin mean that we were not free at all? What about free will? In this series entitled Willing to Believe, Dr. Sproul considers these questions, and more, beginning with this message as he looks at what Jesus had to say about the effect of sin on our souls. View Resource

  • The Unpardonable Sin Media Resource by

    Matthew 12:31-32

    Jesus cautioned the religious leaders of His day against blaspheming the Holy Spirit. He warned them that it was not only a sin to blaspheme the Spirit of God, but the nature of this particular kind of blasphemy makes it an unpardonable sin. What does Jesus’ warning mean to Christians whose sins have been nailed to the Cross? Answering this question in this message, Dr. Sproul looks into the nature of “The Unpardonable Sin.” View Resource