The Vindication of God
A Sermon on Romans 3:25-26
whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. (ESV)
Perhaps no other theme is preached more often in evangelical churches than the cross of Christ. Evangelical Christians regularly sing songs and hymns of God’s love and specifically, of the forgiveness found only at Calvary. What could be wrong with this? In this sermon, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones expounds in great detail the cross of Christ. It is not so much what is said about the cross of Christ, but what is often neglected that Lloyd-Jones wants to address in this sermon. Evangelical Christians must never neglect the full doctrine of the atonement. We must not forget that the cross of Christ, not only displays the love of God, but also the justice of God. The atonement of Christ is where God indicates His holy name. At Calvary, the wrath of God is poured out against Sin and the righteousness of God is vindicated. Listen to this classic sermon by Lloyd-Jones on an often neglected attribute of God. See how God’s character is much more than love. He is also Just and Righteous!