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False Teaching

Spiritual Depression

A Sermon on Galatians 4:15

What then has become of your blessedness? For I testify to you that, if possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me. (ESV)

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Are you suffering from bouts of unhappiness in your Christian faith? Could it be that one contributing factor may be conflict and confusion due to false teaching within the Christian church? The main problem of spiritual depression lies within, not outside, the church. In Galatians 4:15, the apostle Paul confronts false teaching within the church. Today, false teaching can be very subtle and creep its way into the believer’s life. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones points out that false teaching sometimes detracts from the Christian message. Other times, as in the case of the Galatians, it adds to the Christian message. Either way, false teaching leaves the believer conflicted and confused. Maybe the believer hasn’t thoroughly embraced false teaching, but he is disturbed by it. In either case, the believer has lost their first happiness. How might the church safeguard herself against these dangers? Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones calls the church to embrace and cling to the original Apostolic message. It cannot be subtracted from, and nothing can be added to it. There is joy in the Christian message. Listen and know the simple truths of the Bible and rediscover the joy of your salvation as you build your life on this rock.

Additional Scripture Translations

Galatians 4:15, New American Standard Bible (NASB)

15Where then is that sense of blessing you had? For I testify about you that, if possible, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me.

Galatians 4:15, King James Version (KJV)

15Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.

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.