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The Plight of Man and the Power of God

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Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ preaching always had an emphasis on the desperate plight of man and the power of God to save. His preaching was crystal clear on the sovereignty of God in the salvation of sinners, a concept that does not sit comfortably in our day of pragmatism, programmes and self-help books. Nevertheless it remains at the core of what the world needs to hear. Based on Romans chapter 1, this wonderful book will help you understand what the gospel is. As we live in a world that seems to be spiralling out of control, you will want to hear this message again and again.

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“As man’s sense of responsibility to God has declined, and as he has ceased to believe that God has ordained the whole of life, including the natural orders of society, so the ideas of the family and home, of marriage and parenthood, and, indeed, of law and order in general, have become looser and looser, and men have regarded themselves as being laws unto themselves.” (Pages 82–83)

“Man, says St Paul, started with the knowledge of God, and if he lacks it now it is because he has deliberately suppressed and lost it. The story of man with respect to God, according to the Apostle, is not one of gradual progress and development and rising, but rather one of decline and fall—retrogression.” (Page 20)

“As a rule the decay of religion works out in the second generation as moral rigidity, and in the third generation as the breakdown of all morality. Humanity without religion has never been a historical force capable of resistance. Even today, severance from the Christian faith, whenever it has been of some duration, works out in the dehumanization of all human conditions. ‘The wine of life has been poured out’; the dregs alone remain.’” (Page 37)

“The trouble with mankind is not that it does not know enough about the truth. It deliberately denies the truth. Its difficulty is not that its advance in the direction of truth is somewhat slow and laboured. It prefers to go in the opposite direction. Its problem is not that it lacks sufficient light, but rather, as we are reminded in John 3:19, that ‘men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil’” (Page 64)

David Martyn Lloyd-Jones

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981) is recognized as one of the last century’s most gifted preachers and writers. He was influential in the Reformed wing of the British evangelical movement in the 20th century.

Lloyd-Jones first studied medicine, but left that field and went to Wales in 1927 to follow his calling to preach. He became the minister of a Welsh Presbyterian Church in Abervon, South Wales where he ministered for a decade.

In 1929, Lloyd-Jones went to London where he was appointed the associate pastor of Westminster Chapel working alongside G. Campbell Morgan. This ministry lasted for 30 years until Lloyd-Jones retired in 1968. He also served at Inter-Varsity Fellowship of Students which is known today as the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship.

Through his books and commentaries, Lloyd Jones has had a profound influence upon the Christian church and the lives of many worldwide. His books include The Gospel in Genesis: From Fig Leaves to Faith, Great Doctrines of the Bible, and the titles in the Crossway D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Collection and Select Expositions of Martyn Lloyd-Jones.


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  1. Mac McClanahan
  2. Jeremy Swygard
    The gospel is made exceedingly clear, and God is glorified in this work. Dr. Lloyd-Jones exposits both his fellow man and the Scriptures with cogency, and we would do well to listen, for we are bearing the fruit today of not heeding the warnings given to those who would water down the gospel to make God less than Who He is. The solution to all man's problems always begins with the acknowledgement of how bad he is and how good God is. Soli Deo Gloria!


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