The Condition of The Heart
A Sermon on Romans 10:9-10
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. (ESV)
Have you ever wondered why the people who demand that our society must be more tolerant are the same people who are intolerant of Christianity? Some of these people even say that they believe in Jesus, yet scoff at the doctrine of repentance, saying that modern man needs a more intellectual message for today’s world. In this sermon on Romans 10:9-10, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones confronts the notion that confessing Jesus as Lord is only an intellectual action and shows us that true belief in Christ is one that affects the whole of our personality. By analyzing the book of Romans, we are able to see that the unbelief of man cannot be broken by intellectual argument, because their intellect has been darkened by the condition of their heart. Dr. Lloyd-Jones reminds us that our condition before salvation was one that hated God, and that hatred controlled our thoughts towards God. Out of the mouth reveals the condition of the heart, and out of the mouth is what reveals whether or not we have truly believed in Christ. Have you been regenerated by the Holy Spirit? Has the entirety of your being been changed by the God who created you? If you are struggling to know what true belief is, this sermon will help you analyze Scripture and apply to your life as needed.
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.