A Picture of Unbelief
A Sermon on John 7:25-30
25So some of the people of Jerusalem were saying, “Is this Man not the one whom they are seeking to kill? 26And yet look, He is speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to Him. The rulers do not really know that this is the Christ, do they? …
25Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill? 26But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? 27Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but …
In this sermon on John 7:25–30 titled “A Picture of Unbelief,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones examines the objective picture of unbelief. Listen and learn that unbelief fails to consider the facts and engages in the danger of dogmatism: “Unbelief makes dogmatic assertions which can prove to be completely wrong.” Complete confidence in self and one’s own belief is a characteristic of unbelief. Why do people still dogmatically reject Christ and the gospel? Take time to find the real facts and essential truth. It is worth it to “take the trouble” and discover what Christianity truly is. The claims of humanity pale in comparison to the claims of Jesus Christ. No one ought to replace the teaching of the word of God with human doctrines and commandments. What is the basis of knowledge? One must build on a solid foundation. Who are these so-called experts? There seems to be so much certainty in modern science and knowledge, yet it is this very knowledge of humanity that proves to be a refusal to listen to God. Do not turn to follow the dogmatic assertions of people who turn mere theories into facts without legitimacy. Turn to follow the One who knows God.
The Book of John
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.