Union with Christ
“The union of the believer with Christ,” says Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “is one of the most glorious doctrines of the Christian faith.” What makes this biblical doctrine extremely beautiful and incredibly vital to one’s understanding of Christian living? How does it differ from the other false views of eternity and spirituality? In this sermon, Dr. Lloyd-Jones teaches us what it means to be pernamently, irrevocably united with Christ. We are now partakers of the divine nature, complete through His priestly work. Our relationship with God is personal and individual. There is no need for Catholicism's idea of an intermediary as it's not dependent on a church or priest. Beginning with the Mystics, and more recently seen in the Star Wars films, a view of eternity and spirituality has emerged that reduces a person after death to no more than a part of the spiritual aura surrounding the universe. Lloyd-Jones cuts through this false view and demonstrates the beauty of the Christian worldview where we maintain our distinct personhood throughout now and eternity, while still enjoying the divine nature due to our union with Christ.
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.