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Chosen in Him

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Book of Ephesians

A Sermon on Ephesians 1:4

even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love (ESV)

The doctrine of election requires a reverent approach. We are on holy ground concerning this topic. Christians have often done great injustice in an argumentative style. From this sermon Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explores this crucial doctrine, and like the Apostle Paul, simply states this doctrine without arguing for it. The Bible is uninterested in giving a philosophical explanation and according to Romans 9 reproves us when we begin to argue against God’s sovereign choice in election. Listen as the Doctor explores this doctrine throughout Scripture, including John 6, 15, 17; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14; 1 Peter 1:2. It is wise, says Lloyd-Jones, to look to authorities in church history, great Christian theologians, evangelists and preachers who have held fast to God's sovereign choice. Even with his strong defense of the Reformed position, is one saved by their position on this important question? Happily Lloyd-Jones answers, “no.” But, he argues, there is great comfort, security, and joy bound up with knowing God has set His love upon you before the foundation of the world.