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Why Do the Nations Rage ...?

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Itinerant Preaching

A Sermon on Psalms 2:1

The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed

Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain? (ESV)

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Not only is Scripture relevant, but nothing else is relevant. Listen to this sermon on Acts 2:1 as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones tells us how nothing else holds out hope for us in this modern world. Look at the state and condition of the human race. Why are things as they are? Mankind is always restless, with a constant desire for peace and rest. We are looking at a raging storm in this age of people who are proud of their sin. Christians alone face the facts; nonbelievers are continually devising empty and futile schemes. Even man's attempts for peace do not succeed – look at history with the League of Nations and United Nations. Men try to put their trust and confidence in politics, education, science, and philosophy. The state of the world today is simply “organized insanity”. Why is it like this? Discover the deliberate rebellion that causes all of this. Is the Law given to hold us down? No! It is madness to believe in worldly theory and not believe in God. We are under the judgement of God and His wrath is upon sin. Rejoice that we are not left without a solution! Look at God's free forgiveness.


Additional Scripture Translations

Psalms 2:1, New American Standard Bible

PSALM 2

The Reign of the Lords Anointed.

1Why are the nations restless

And the peoples plotting in vain?

Psalms 2:1, King James Version

1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?


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.