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Ignorant of the Truth of God

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A Sermon on Jeremiah 2:18

And now what do you gain by going to Egypt
to drink the waters of the Nile?
Or what do you gain by going to Assyria
to drink the waters of the Euphrates? (ESV)

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What is the world’s greatest problem? Many would say war; others would say it is poverty. Some say that regardless of what the problem is, it can be solved by education alone.In this sermon on Jeremiah 2:18, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones goes on to show how all of these answers provide an unbiblical response to this most important question. For according to Scripture, all the trouble in the world is only a result of man’s sinful and rebellious nature. Though man was created good and holy, he rejected God, and as a result of this fell into sin and condemnation. His fall brought the whole created order into a state of sin and despair. What was once created good by God has now become distorted and corrupted. Man now does not know God and does not seek to love or serve Him as he was created to do. If all the world’s problems stem from man not knowing God, what is the answer? God has made a way of salvation in His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus died for all who believe in order that those who repent of their sins and believe upon His name are forgiven of their sins and made children of God. This is the world's only hope.

Additional Scripture Translations

Jeremiah 2:18, New American Standard Bible

18But now what are you doing on the road to Egypt,

Except to drink the waters of the Nile?

Or what are you doing on the road to Assyria,

Except to drink the waters of the Euphrates River?

Jeremiah 2:18, King James Version

18And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the waters of Sihor? or what hast thou to do in the way of Assyria, to drink the waters of the river?

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.