The Faith of the Gospel
A Sermon on Ephesians 6:14
14Stand firm therefore, having belted your waist with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
The modern church believes that the Bible has value, but is not relevant to this scientific age. In this sermon on Ephesians 6:14 titled “The Faith of the Gospel,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains that this is foolish. The moment one sits in judgment of it, they pridefully place their own reason above the word of God. Modern teachers say there is no such thing as propositional truth. They say that the Bible is just the record of men’s mystical experiences of God. This is existentialism: nothing matters except the moment of truth where I encounter and accept God. To modern teachers, there is no objective standard to use in forming beliefs. However, the Bible teaches that truth can be known and reduced to actual definitions and statements. Christians have something outside themselves to check their own feelings and opinions of others. When the Bible speaks of mystery, it means truth that is inaccessible to the minds of humanity until revealed by God. Apostolic Christianity is propositional — “this” is the gospel, “that” is not. There is a definite message to measure and test teaching and that message can be found in the Bible alone.
The Book of Ephesians
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.