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Attitudes towards religion; the nature of the world's problems to be found in Genesis; a pattern in history of God's intervention; the claim of history; the New Testament evidence; belief in Genesis crucial; God must punish sin : why? the violence in man; God's plan not dependant on ignorance.
Without the facts of biblical history there is no Gospel. From a Christian perspective, this becomes most important as we approach the book of Genesis. While the first book of the Bible is full of historical facts, it is also much more than this. It is where the great biblical drama begins – the drama of what God is doing in salvation! Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones calls us to see the big picture of the biblical message in this sermon on Genesis 3:15. He teaches the literal historical facts stated here but he also notes the beginning drama of deliverance as God pronounces a great conflict between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. In order to understand secular history, which is marked by sin, evil, war, pride, and hopelessness, we must come to grips with the biblical history of God initiating liberation of mankind from the bondage of Satan. Genesis 3:15 reminds us that mankind’s problems run much deeper than morality or mere happiness. As Dr. Lloyd-Jones says in this compelling sermon, it reminds us of our utter helpless condition, which only the cross of Christ can fix. Listen as he traces biblical history from the beginning to the end where Christ returns in glory and subdues the Devil fully and finally!
All men are guilty of the same sin as Adam; God continues to speak; man is addressed on a personal level; Christianity not a discussion bout ideas; man hides behind his intellectual 'trees'; the Gospel frees us.
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve find themselves in a fearful, worried state. How did they get there? This is the question Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones answers in this sermon on Genesis 3:1. Often times we can find ourselves fearful and worried like Adam and Eve. This is because we, like them, ask the question, “Did God really say?” We have absolutely no reason to believe that God is not kind, but we still question his goodness when we are told to obey him. This is what happened to Adam and Eve; they allowed themselves to question the intentions of the Lord. Dr. Lloyd-Jones encourages us to believe what has always been true of God: that he is infinitely good, infinitely just, and infinitely holy! Give up foolish reason when you question the goodness of God. Instead of asking, “did God say?” proclaim, “I believe what God has said and I believe it!”
The perpetual struggle examined; God's action in history; the offer of new life; the importance and example of Abraham; the problem s of life the same in Abraham's day; the call to every person : repentance; the city of man; or the city of God; the offer of the Christian message; belief; faith; obedience.
Why is the world in the condition it is? modern man dismisses the Bible; the evidence of archaeology has caused a new interest in the Old Testament; the evidence of language; man's powers of observation; man succeeds in science and fails in relationships; man glorifies himself today; as did the builders of Babel.
Man's situation; struggle and trial; the Bible a practical book about life; two views of life and the world; God revealed in the Bible; religion: realism not escapism; why is there pain and agony in life; why do we do wrong? opposition to God blinds one to the need of a Saviour.
In the garden of Eden, mankind tried to recover from what was lost at the Fall; Adam and Eve tried to cover their nakedness with leaves and hide from God. Ever since then, mankind has never ceased to run from God and cover the results of the Fall with intellect, politics, and medicine. Ignoring the reality that no politician or medicine can address the guilt-ridden conscience. In this sermon on Genesis 3:7-8, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones points out that mankind has been trying to ignore the reality of God and of guilt ever since the garden. He illustrates this idea by calling out to the individual conscience and showing that fear of death and a guilt-ridden life have a God-given conscience in common. Do you find yourself trying to convince yourself that everything is just fine as it is? Or do you recognize that, without a Savior, this whole world is upside down and your own soul is torn with sin and guilt? Listen in and hear about the God who is both just and merciful. Do not try to cover over your inadequacies with false hopes that cannot fix your guilt stained conscience. Look to Christ who forgives sin and makes filthy consciences clean!
What is at the root of all of man’s problems? In this sermon Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches on the fall and the first transgression of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:22-24. He says the reason our first parents sinned is because they refused to acknowledge their own creature-hood and ignorance. They sought to become like God himself. This is still the fundamental problem of sin and evil: men do not accept that they are God’s creatures and subject to his Law. Man, in his pride, seeks to understand and explain the world by his own reason and standards. But this is utter folly because apart from God, man cannot truly know himself or the world. True understanding only comes when we accept that we are not God, but we are his creatures. We must put our faith in God and in what he has done for us on the cross in Jesus Christ! Only by repenting and believing in Jesus Christ can we return to true fellowship with God and be freed from the curse of sin. This sermon calls us all to ask the question, do I believe? Have I forsaken any chance of understanding the world without Christ? There is no more important question any of us can ask because it concerns not only our good in this life, but our very eternal salvation.
What are the needs of the Church today? Have the needs of the Church changed since early Christianity? Does the Church face the same issues as it did since it first began? These are some of the questions Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones answers as he dives into Genesis 26:17-18. As Isaac dug again the wells of his father Abraham, the Church must also dig again the wells that have been filled by modern Philistines through rediscovering the history of the Church. “There is nothing so foolish as to ignore the past.” It is wise to study the pattern of Revival as they have taken place, so as to expose the one main issue that hinders the growth of the Church, as Dr. Lloyd-Jones makes clear, “My dear friends, there is only one explanation of the state of the church today: it is the work of the Philistines.” He explains that the Church doesn’t seem to see this, and instead puts the blame on false ideas such as the modern day or “new knowledge”. We must recognize that man’s problem is still the same, God is the same, and the solution of the problem is the same; Jesus Christ.