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4.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  46 Ratings  ·  8 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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Laura Verret
Mar 21, 2013 Laura Verret rated it really liked it
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
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Ryan Thomas
Oct 13, 2015 Ryan Thomas rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pastoring, theology
Even when he seems to just touch the surface of a topic, the insights Loyd-Jones provides still leave deep impressions. It is no different as he comes to the theme of authority, something he asserts rather than defends, witnesses to rather than advocates for. Essential reading for the contemporary Christian.
Philip Brown
Apr 20, 2016 Philip Brown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phenomenally sick.
Mark A Powell
Dec 30, 2013 Mark A Powell rated it liked it
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.
Gary
Jun 01, 2012 Gary rated it really liked it
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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).

Liked it.
Glory
Jul 06, 2013 Glory rated it it was amazing
Very simple, to the point, and sobering. This book is a must-read for ministers.
Becky Pliego
Oct 03, 2013 Becky Pliego rated it it was amazing
Very good. Strong foundations on this matter are essential.
Douglas Wilson
Jun 07, 2009 Douglas Wilson rated it really liked it
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Excellent.
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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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