Concerning His Son
A Sermon on Romans 1:3-4
concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, (ESV)
The New Testament claims that Jesus is the incarnate Son of God. But the unbelieving world continues to challenge this fact. What’s more recent, however, is the false religion that rejects this doctrine yet can still be considered a “Christian.” Is the person of Christ necessary for Christianity? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones argues that without a Biblical view of Christ, there is no Christianity and no salvation. Islam can exist without Muhammad. Buddhism can exist without Buddha. But Christianity cannot exist without Christ. Our faith is built upon the identity, person and work of Jesus Christ. The God who made and sustains the world, fulfilled the Old Testament prophecy! Listen in as the Dr. explains the necessity of the incarnation and belief in this central doctrine. Christless christianity is not christianity at all, it is damning hypocrisy. Rejecting Jesus as Messiah places one outside of the Christian faith. Rejecting the divinity of Jesus disregards the whole of his work. And rejecting the full humanity of Jesus imagines a savior who cannot save. Christianity is more than a list of rules, a way of life or a set of principles. Christianity is about Christ.