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Christ; the Only Hope

Book of John

A Sermon on John 7:7

The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil. (ESV)

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Unbelief in the Gospel is the great tragedy. As Christians, we believe that the rejection of the Son of God has eternal consequences and, as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones reminds us, there is no more serious and sober subject in all of Scripture than the world’s unbelief. Perhaps we have heard someone give intellectual arguments as the reason for their rejection of Christianity. Or we may have thought that if a non-Christian friend only had better information about God they would not reject the Gospel message. But what is the true nature of unbelief? What is its cause? Is it merely intellectual? Is it a matter of ignorance? If so, ignorance about what? What about those closest to Jesus in His earthly ministry – did they receive Him? Seeing with their own eyes His power, authority, and miracles, did they believe His message? The Gospel of John has much to say about the world and its unbelief. Dr. Lloyd-Jones, in this message on John 7:7, leads his listeners through the puzzling reality that the Son of God came to His own and His own received Him not. Listen as Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains the great divide of the world and ask yourself, what is your reaction to Jesus Christ, the only hope for the world?

Additional Scripture Translations

John 7:7, New American Standard Bible

7The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify about it, that its deeds are evil.

John 7:7, King James Version

7The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

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.