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The Plight of Man & the Power of God
"We must rouse ourselves and realize afresh that though our Gospel is timeless and changeless, it nevertheless is always contemporary. We must meet the present situation and we must speak a word to the world that none else can speak." Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was born in Wales and at the age of 27 gave up a most promising medical career to bec ...more
Paperback, 119 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Christian Heritage
(first published January 1st 1972)
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This short book is five sermons by Lloyd-Jones based on Romans 1. His comments about culture at the time (1940s) are remarkable appropriate today, as the breakdown of the family and personal responsibility has continued and the church is less and less willing to address the problem of sin and God's wrath. I read this in order to discuss it with my mom and friend during our 'retreat', and we were all struck by the 'nothing new under the sun' -ishness of all of this. Thanks be to God, the solution ...more
This book is based on a series of lectures delivered by British preacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones in 1941, as the world was engaged in another bloody war. The lectures focus primarily on Romans 1:16-32, showing quite thoroughly that man's sin is truly a plight beyond redemption, save for the saving power of God's grace. His goal is further to demonstrate the folly of the man-centered philosophies of his age and the century preceding — which were to have put an end to war — and the supremacy of Christ ...more
It's always amazing how the writings of men in generations past can be so relevant for Christians today. In this book, MLJ presents a compelling case for why humanity needs the gospel based on man's universal sinfulness and the failure of other religions to adequately address this problem. He show that the Christian gospel really is the only solution to reconcile God and man.
Using the second half of Romans 1 as his launching pad, Lloyd-Jones astutely takes flight into the biblical explanation for the condition of man—as well as Scripture’s remedy presented in the work of Jesus Christ. The first four chapters of this book are adaptations of messages delivered in 1941 (yet remarkably pertinent to our postmodern climate), with the final chapter added later by Lloyd-Jones to give the talks what he deemed a more fitting conclusion.
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. ...moreMore about D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones...