The True Israel
A Sermon on Romans 9:6-7
But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” (ESV)
What does it mean that not all of Israel is Israel? In Romans 9:6-7, Paul begins to deal with the objections that arise from this statement. Can God’s purpose be changed or frustrated? Listen as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones answers these and many more questions while providing the "key phrase." Trace the biblical example through Acts and the Gospels. Look at the example of Christ in talking to others in a persuasive and winsome manner. The absolute sovereignty of God is seen and His perfect eternal purpose upheld; these will not be proven to be ineffective. Learn of the fury of the Pharisees and the cause of the offense of the cross. Some people truly believe they are not sinners. What is laid down here by the Gospel is absolutely essential for salvation. Christianity is not based on genetics or nationality. Are all who are baptized Christians? Listen to the essential distinction between the visible and the invisible church. All might belong to the visible church, but all may not belong to the invisible. Learn of the relevance of this Gospel for life today and discover the two meanings of 'Israel'. To whom do you belong?
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.