Ligonier 2016 National Conference - Q and A Sessions

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What follows are the question and aswer sessions held at the Ligonier The Gospel: 2016 National Conference, Feb 25-27, Orlando, FL.

First Session:

A panel discussion with Drs. W. Robert Godfrey, Albert Mohler, and William VanDoodewaard.


1. Why has the church lost its appreciation for the Sabbath? (00:17)

2. Would today’s evangelical world view Eric Liddell skeptically for his decision not to run in the Olympics on the Sabbath? (2:51)

3. Was there death before the fall? (05:04)

4. Did God create evil? (06:20)

5. Are unbelievers who die awaiting final judgment or are they in hell now? (10:41)

6. Are those in hell aware of God’s presence? (11:45)

7. How should Christians respond to the imprecatory Psalms? (14:31)

8. Did the Holy Spirit indwell or regenerate Old Testament saints before the resurrection? (19:52)

9. Do we need a new approach in the way we defend the doctrine of creation? (21:10)

10. How do you prepare for The Briefing? (28:51)

11. Has the church given up since the Supreme Court’s “same-sex marriage” ruling last year? (31:17)

Times shown above are approximate locations on the video:

The second Q and A Session:

A questions and answers session with Drs. W. Robert Godfrey, Albert Mohler, Steven Lawson, and R.C. Sproul.

1. Was salvation provided after the fall and before Christ? (00:30)

2. If God gives faith and He wants everyone to be saved, why does He not give faith to everyone? (01:25)

3. Does the Bible preclude the existence of life elsewhere in the universe? (02:04)

4. Would you comment on the influence, relevance, and significance of traducianism as it relates to creation? (03:28)

5. Are there distinctions of sin in hell? (05:41)

6. What would you say to a healthcare worker who has to work on Sunday and never attends a church service? (10:08)

7. How should we respond to the assertion that Muslims, Jews, and Christians worship the same God? (11:26)

8. As image-bearers of God, how should Christians think about Muslims given the constant threat of Islamic terrorism? (17:34)

9. As a believer and a woman who has had an abortion, how can we as the church combat against the mentality that some sins are unforgivable? (23:35)

10. Should Christians even use the word marriage to refer to same-sex unions? (34:30)

11. How should a Christian witness to a transgender neighbor who is convinced that gender is relative? (36:30)

Final Q and A Session:

A questions and answers session with Drs. Ian Hamilton, Stephen Nichols, Michael Reeves, R.C. Sproul and Derek Thomas

1. What did the Lord do in your life to help you embrace your calling as a battlefield theologian? (00:30)

2. Please reflect on the helpfulness of the Ligonier Statement on Christology. (02:28)

3. Can you know Jesus without the Bible? (7:44)

4. When the wrath of God was poured out for our sins was the Son of God separated from the Trinity? (12:00)

5. Was it difficult for Christ to live a sinless life? (13:38)

6. Did Jesus die and take the punishment for the sins of everyone who ever lived or only those who were chosen to be saved? (18:08)

7. Please elaborate on the apparent disproportion between eternal damnation and transitory sin. (25:14)

8. Does the Bible teach that Jesus is never disappointed in our mistakes or disobedience? (26:58)

9. How can I be sure my name is among the chosen? (30:02)

10. Does repentance require confession? (42:05)


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Looking forward to listening to this. Thank you for sharing

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