Ligonier Truth of the Cross Conference - Q & A Sessions Now Available

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Two Q & A sessions from the Ligonier Truth of the Cross Conference...


Message 2, Questions and Answers #1 from The Truth of the Cross: 2014 Regional Conference Conference by Various Teachers from Ligonier Ministries


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:


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?

Explain the picture that is being painted when the priest would lay his hands on the scapegoat in the Old Testament.

Was there a form of church discipline in the Old Testament?

What is the correlation between that (see previous question) and church discipline in the New Testament?

Help us understand how Jesus died on the cross, yet God did not die? (See 8:05 minutes)

How important is theology in hymn writing?

How should we answer critiques that deny the active obedience of Christ imputed to the believer?

Stephen Nichols: What did Dietrich Bonhoeffer mean when he said, “life was meant to be lived from the Cross”?

Steven Lawson: Do you have a favorite George Whitefield sermon where he preached “the glories of the cross”?

R.C. Sproul: What was your highlight from the New England tour?

Should every sermon from every pulpit include “Christ and Him crucified,” even in Old Testament passages?

Since man is totally depraved, why did God have to blind their eyes and harden their hearts in John 12:40?

Why did God permit evil? (See about 34:50 minutes)

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?

Are Arminians saved? Are they Christians? (See 39:53 minutes)

Is it possible for a level of Arminian theology to cross over into heresy?

How many of you share a similar testimony to Steven Lawson?


Message 5, Questions and Answers #2 from The Truth of the Cross: 2014 Regional Conference Conference by Various Teachers from Ligonier Ministries


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.


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Liam Goligher: What are the opportunities and challenges of ministering here in Philadelphia?

I know that God allowed sin to be in the world, but why would He if He could have prevented it? (See 3:17 minutes)

How does expressing joy in worship relate to the Regulative Principle of worship? (See 6:10 minutes)

In view of the previous question, would some in the Reformed community view George Whitefield skeptically today?

Should we use the term “Calvinism” or should we find a new term that doesn’t single out one man? (See 14:10 minutes)

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”?

Stephen Nichols: Why did you write the ABCs of God? What was your motivation?

How can we explain the complicated truths of the deity of Christ to a ten year-old?

Steven Lawson: Can you address the Apostle’s Creed and its reference to Jesus descending into Hell?

Are those in Hell separated from God?

Why are the works of the Holy Spirit in the apostolic age different today?

Do we sometimes confuse miracles with providence?

What is God’s plan for ethnic Israel?

How do you respond to dispensationalists who accuse Reformed Christians of believing in replacement theology? (See about 30:00 minutes)

How should this affect evangelizing Jews?

Stephen Nichols: What three books on church history would you recommend and why? (See 41:12 minutes)

What is your opinion of alter calls?

And, if you have time, Steve Lawson's talk on For Whom Did Christ Die? is edifying:

Message 7, For Whom Did Christ Die? from The Truth of the Cross: 2014 Regional Conference Conference by Various Teachers from Ligonier Ministries
 
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