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The Scripture of Truth

Book of Ephesians

A Sermon on Ephesians 6:14

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, (ESV)

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The question of the age is that of true authority. Working from Ephesians 6:14, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains how people are desperate for any note of authority. But the Christian church is fumbling around about what is truth. Cults are successful because they speak with an authoritative voice. All the troubles of the church today, and troubles in the world, are due to a departure from the authority of the Bible. The Christian church led this by putting philosophy in the place of revelation. The Protestant and Early Church position is that the Bible is the Word of God, uniquely inspired and inerrant. The Protestant reformers judged the Roman Church and her traditions by what they found in the Bible. No man himself can ever arrive at a knowledge of God. Man is too small. He either submits completely to the authority of the Bible, or has no authority at all. God’s revelation can be received and attained only as a result of the work of the Holy Spirit upon and in us. Dr. Lloyd-Jones asks, how do we face the future, temptation, the devil, and the uncertainty of life? By having our “loins girt about with the truth” of the Word of God, as revealed to us in the Bible.

Additional Scripture Translations

Ephesians 6:14, New American Standard Bible

14Stand firm therefore, having belted your waist with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Ephesians 6:14, King James Version

14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

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.