All of God
A Sermon on Acts 8:26
Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. (ESV)
Why are people so opposed to the idea of the supernatural? Why does humanity so quickly reject any belief that says there is something beyond man, matter, and motion? The answer, says Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, is because rather than deal with the hard reality of personal sin, mankind chooses to wholly reject the existence of God. Instead of submitting to the one true God, they wrongly believe in a closed universe with no deity that acts outside of time and history to bring about change in the world. The result is that they are left with just man, his intellect, and mind. But the Word of God tells us something quite different from the scientific humanist, for at the very heart of Christianity is the belief that not only does God exist, but he deeply loves this whole world to the point that he sent his only beloved Son to act in history to redeem us. For Jesus Christ, God’s incarnate Son, was born into the world in a real place, to real human parents. And he died a real death so that sinners could be redeemed from their sin and guilt. There is no other hope for the world. For God has provided no other way of salvation other than believing in the name of Jesus.