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Science; Morality and God

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Book of Romans

A Sermon on Romans 7:22-25

For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin. (ESV)

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In all of man’s technological achievement in the past century, why is man still dealing with the same problems that have been throughout history? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains that fraud, theft, murder, and infedility all have wreaked havoc within every family, regardless of their technological or financial ability. In this sermon from Romans 7:22-25, we will see why man can conquer the pull of gravity and venture into space, yet is unable to free himself from the clutches of his own fallen morality. Dr. Lloyd-Jones points to our true problem, which is more powerful than any force of nature: sin. Our sin affects every faculty of our being, separating us from God and leaving us living eternally pointless lives. Can you echo Paul’s frustration when he does what he does not want to do, and does not do what he wishes to do? Mankind is indeed a slave to his sin regardless of scientific discovery, but in this sermon Dr. Lloyd-Jones will point us to the only One who is more powerful than our sin. 


Additional Scripture Translations

Romans 7:22-25, New American Standard Bible

22For I joyfully agree with the law of God in the inner person, 23but I see a different law in the parts of my body waging war against the law of my mind, and making me a prisoner of the law of sin, the law which is in my body’s parts. 24Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? 25Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh the law of sin.

Romans 7:22-25, King James Version

22For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.


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.