Their Foolish Heart was Darkened
A Sermon on Romans 1:18-20
God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. (ESV)
God will punish sin. Sin never escapes His notice and He will pour out His wrath on it. Dr. Martyn Lloyd- Jones furthers the study of God's wrath from Romans 1:18-20 showing the inexcusability of sin. Dr. Lloyd-Jones warns that humanity cannot plead ignorance since God put in man's heart a universal knowledge of right and wrong, His existance and His holy standard. In what ways has this knowledge been revealed? In both general and special revelation. In great detail, Dr. Lloyd-Jones goes into detail what these two types of revelation look like. One thing is to be sure though, unbelievers have suppressed the truth and are fighting the truth! The fundamental cause of rebellion is our pride and overall wickedness. Athiests claim there is no God, but are only denying what He put both in their heart and in all of creation. The next step after pride is for the Lord to lead our hearts to be darkened. The Bible says that without Christ, there is darkness, but because of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, there is now light with the Lord.
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.