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The Truth of God

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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There is only one Gospel. According to Paul in Ephesians 6:14, other “gospels” are lies. In a day of misinformation, counterfeits, and charltons, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones brings a voice of Biblical discernment. Dr. Lloyd-Jones demonstrates how Paul's authority to declare these truths came from the Lord Jesus himself, having neither received or learned it by men, but from God. John, Peter, and the other apostles wrote in an equally authoritative manner. They were those to whom the mystery of the Gospel was directly and personally revealed by the Lord himself. The canon of the New Testament is the revealed truth of God. The apostolic teachings are not men trying to understand life and reality — that is philosophy. Rather, these men told with confidence God’s revealed truth. All that is necessary to life and wellbeing, for death and after is found within.The fundamental position of the Bible is that man cannot attain knowledge of God apart from the revelation and work of the Holy Spirit. Jesus affirmed there is no way to know the truth of God apart from revelation, for God hides it from the world and reveals as he chooses. The truth is hidden from the prideful who are confident of their own knowledge. We must become like little children toward God’s revealed truth to have our “loins girt about with truth.”

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.