Chosen in Him
A Sermon on Ephesians 1:4Read more
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 Dr. Lloyd-Jones 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.
Additional Scripture Translations
Ephesians 1:4, New American Standard Bible
4just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love
Ephesians 1:4, King James Version
4According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.