The Book of Hebrews
Listen to this sermon on Hebrews 4:14-16 as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones discuss the theme of the preeminence of God, the importance of doctrine, and two crucial prescriptions for the Christian. Christians are unhappy because they are not as certain about their salvation as they ought to be. We like psychology with a little biblical terminology, and feeling like we are good people. The Gospel is not merely for comfort. Two things are deemed to be inseparable prescriptions for the Christian. First, hold fast to the confession of the faith. Second, come boldly before the throne. Orthodoxy is not enough. Vague feelings and prayer are not enough. Learn the fallacy of the common phrase: “Christianity is caught not taught”. The Christian is an intellectual who he believes, what he believes, and why he believes it. Hear about the confessions and catechisms created by men of God – man needs a defined faith to hold fast to. What is the Christian faith about? Christianity is not just positive thinking and comfort. Look at the person and work of Christ – the resurrection, Christ as representative, High Priest, Son of God, and Son of man. Christ can sympathize with you. The throne of justice is also the throne of grace and must be approached with reverence.