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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  42 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Dr Lloyd-Jones expounds the divine authority of Christ, of his Word, and of his Spirit.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 1st 1984 by Banner of Truth (first published March 1st 1958)
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One of the greatest questions that people face in life is the question of authority. Where does authority come from? Who has true authority? What should I look to as my ultimate authority? By what authority do I judge myself and the world around me? Is there even such a thing as authority at all?

In Authority, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones answers these questions by propounding the authority of the following - Jesus Christ, the Scriptures, and the Holy Spirit.

Christ, he argues, is presented in the NT n
Mark A Powell
Who or what has authority in a Christian’s life? This is the issue at hand in this book, originally a series of three addresses given by Lloyd-Jones. He considers Christ, the Scriptures, and the Spirit, giving a brief survey of the claims made about (and by) them concerning their authority. Although short in length, Lloyd-Jones provides helpful discussions about the true authority of the Church and the trappings of trying to substitute anything in its place.
I don't actually remember this book very much. At the time I thought it perfectly orthodox on the subject and I've no reason to doubt that now since I think he limits himself to Scriptural authority and doesn't deal with the more difficult subject of ecclesiastical authority (both local and historical).

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Very simple, to the point, and sobering. This book is a must-read for ministers.
Becky Pliego
Very good. Strong foundations on this matter are essential.
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David Martyn Lloyd-Jones was a Welsh Protestant minister, preacher and medical doctor who was influential in the Reformed wing of the British evangelical movement in the 20th century. For almost 30 years, he was the minister of Westminster Chapel in London. Lloyd-Jones was strongly opposed to Liberal Christianity, which had become a part of many Christian denominations; he regarded it as aberrant. ...more
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