This Vicious Principle
A Sermon on Galatians 1:3-5
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (ESV)
Before you ask, “what is wrong with the world?” Ask yourself, “what is the world?” In this sermon from Galations 1:3-5, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones teaches us that the world in its very nature is cursed as a result of our sin. We struggle to keep a clean mind and a clean heart on this earth because it is under the dominion of Satan. The world will show us all it has to offer, but as Christians we must remember that this world is committed to death and destruction. Lloyd-Jones instructs us to fix our eyes on Christ and what is eternal as we sojourn through this world. He tells us that we must fight against evil in this life because we belong to God and will never truly be home until we reach heaven. Everything is against you in this world; don't embrace it, flee from it.