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Have you ever had questions about a passage in the Bible but you didn’t know where to go for answers? Has a theological issue sent you searching far and wide for answers you can trust? Each week, Nathan W. Bingham submits questions from listeners like you to one of Ligonier Ministries’ Teaching Fellows or a special guest. Ask a biblical or theological question of your own and listen to answers from some of the most trusted pastors and theologians who are serving the church today.

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Have you ever had questions about a passage in the Bible but you didn’t know where to go for answers? Has a theological issue sent you searching far and wide for answers you can trust? Each week, Nathan W. Bingham submits questions from listeners like you to one of Ligonier Ministries’ Teaching Fellows or a special guest. Ask a biblical or theological question of your own and listen to answers from some of the most trusted pastors and theologians who are serving the church today.

Why Are There So Many Denominations in the Church?

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There are many different denominations that make up the church of Jesus Christ. Today on the Ask Ligonier podcast, listen as Harry Reeder describes some of the ways that these distinctions come about.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-are-there-so-many-denominations-in-the-church

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Dec 01 2022

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Will We Recognize Our Friends and Family in Heaven?

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It can be unsettling to think about whether or not we will recognize our loved ones in eternity. Today on the Ask Ligonier podcast, listen as Derek Thomas uses one of Jesus' parables to help us think through this subject.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/will-we-recognize-our-friends-and-family-in-heaven

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Nov 24 2022

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Is Speaking in Tongues Evidence of Having the Holy Spirit?

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At what point does the Holy Spirit enter into a Christian's life? Today on the Ask Ligonier podcast, John Tweeddale explains how the Bible's answer to this question directly relates to our view of Christ and His redemptive work.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-speaking-in-tongues-evidence-of-having-the-holy-spirit

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Nov 17 2022

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Does Jesus Have One Will or Two?

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The question of whether Jesus has one will or two is closely related to a similar question about the natures of Christ. Today on the Ask Ligonier podcast, listen as W. Robert Godfrey warns against straying from Scripture's response to these queries.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/does-jesus-have-one-will-or-two

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Nov 10 2022

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Should Christians Read the Apocryphal Books?

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Should Christians read texts that were intentionally excluded from the canon of Scripture? Today, listen as Stephen Nichols offers advice to anyone interested in reading the fourteen books that comprise the Apocrypha.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/should-christians-read-the-apocryphal-books

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Nov 03 2022

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What Does It Mean to Present Our Bodies as Living Sacrifices to God?

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In Romans 12:1, Paul instructs Christians to glorify God with our bodies. Today, listen as Harry Reeder teaches on the scriptural context of this passage and identifies its application for all of life.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-it-mean-to-present-our-bodies-as-living-sacrifices-to-god

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Oct 27 2022

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What Is Covenant Theology?

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How do the covenants found in Scripture shape our theology? Today, listen as Sinclair Ferguson demonstrates how understanding covenant theology can give Christians a framework for understanding all of Scripture.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-covenant-theology

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Oct 20 2022

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What Was God Doing before Creation?

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Can we know what God was doing before He created the world? Today, listen as Michael Reeves helps us see that there is an answer from Scripture to this question, and it points us to a deeper understanding of our Creator.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-was-god-doing-before-creation

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Oct 13 2022

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How Should Christians View the Imprecatory Psalms?

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What are the imprecatory psalms? How should we apply them to our Christian lives today? Today, W. Robert Godfrey provides guidelines for interpreting these thought-provoking texts.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/how-should-christians-view-the-imprecatory-psalms

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Oct 06 2022

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Does God Love Everybody?

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The Bible teaches that "God is love" (1 John 4:8). Does God love everyone He created in His image? Does He love all people in the same way? Today, Derek Thomas helps us think clearly and carefully about the love of God.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/does-god-love-everybody

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Sep 29 2022

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What Does It Mean That the First Seven Church Councils Were Ecumenical?

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What were the ecumenical councils of the early church? Today, Stephen Nichols explains what these church councils were, why they assembled, and how they relate to us as Protestants.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-does-it-mean-that-the-first-seven-church-councils-were-ecumenical

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Sep 22 2022

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What Are the Qualifications of a Pastor?

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All Christians should have a desire to tell others about the truth of God, but not everyone is qualified to be a pastor. Today, Harry Reeder identifies the biblical qualifications for this office in the church.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-are-the-qualifications-of-a-pastor

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Sep 15 2022

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If You Could Read Only One Author from Church History, Who Would It Be and Why?

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The Lord has raised up many teachers and authors over the centuries who have greatly helped the church through their writings. Today, John Tweeddale identifies which author he would choose to read if he could only select one from church history.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/if-you-could-read-only-one-author-from-church-history-who-would-it-be-and-why

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Sep 08 2022

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Was Adam a Historical Person?

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Was Adam a real individual who lived in space and time, or was he merely a fictional character who represents the human race? Today, Derek Thomas expresses that our view of Adam cannot ultimately be separated from our understanding of the gospel.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/was-adam-a-historical-person

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Sep 01 2022

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Why Are Some Demons Only Able to Be Cast Out by Prayer (Mark 9:29)?

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Jesus told His disciples that some demons can only be cast out by prayer (Mark 9:29). Why is this? Today, Sinclair Ferguson considers how Christ calls us to absolute dependence on God as we seek to serve Him.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/why-are-some-demons-only-able-to-be-cast-out-by-prayer-mark-929

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Aug 25 2022

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In What Way Is Christ Presently Reigning over the Church?

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According to 1 Corinthians 15:25, Jesus "must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet." In what way is Christ reigning right now? Today, Harry Reeder explains how Jesus is executing His kingly office in the present age.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/in-what-way-is-christ-presently-reigning-over-the-church

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Aug 18 2022

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Did Jesus Empty Himself of Divinity in the Incarnation (Phil. 2:7)?

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Did Jesus set aside some of His divine attributes when He assumed a human nature in the incarnation? Today, Stephen Nichols responds to a common misunderstanding of Philippians 2:7.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/did-jesus-empty-himself-of-divinity-in-the-incarnation-phil-27

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Aug 11 2022

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What Book Would You Recommend to a New Christian?

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If you're a new Christian, it can be daunting to find the right resources to help you grow in your faith. Today, John Tweeddale recommends three books that can aid readers in understanding the Bible and applying its teaching to daily life.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-book-would-you-recommend-to-a-new-christian-john-tweeddale

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Aug 04 2022

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Is Tithing for Today?

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In the Old Testament, the ancient Israelites were commanded to give a tenth of their increase to the Lord. Is this a requirement for modern Christians? Today, Derek Thomas addresses the question of tithing in the church.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/is-tithing-for-today

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Jul 28 2022

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What Is the Purpose and Benefit of Gathering for Corporate Worship?

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Why is it so important for the church to gather together for corporate worship? Today, Harry Reeder explains Scripture's teaching about gathered worship as not only an obligation but also a delightful privilege.

Submit a biblical or theological question of your own by calling 1-800-607-9386 or by emailing an audio recording of your question to askligoniervm@ligonier.org. You can also receive real-time answers through our online chat service at https://ask.Ligonier.org/.

Read the transcript: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast-episodes/what-is-the-purpose-and-benefit-of-gathering-for-corporate-worship

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Jul 21 2022

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Super helpful. One of my favorite podcasts.

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