The Day of Judgement
A Sermon on Romans 2:6-10
6who will repay each person according to his deeds: 7to those who by perseverance in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality, He will give eternal life; 8but to those who are self-serving and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, He will give wrath …
6Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: 8But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 9 …
What will be revealed on the day of judgement? After a thorough study of the wrath and judgment of God, in this sermon on Romans 2:6-10, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones examines the impending day of condemnation. Paul is preaching to both Jews and Gentiles and explains that the judgment will be both universal and individual. In the same way, no one will be judged according to their nation or their family; it is solely based on the heart and personal righteousness. The entire human race will be characterized into two people groups: the righteous and the unrighteous. In the sermon titled “The Day of Judgement,” Dr. Lloyd-Jones further discusses how Paul differentiates these two groups. If one is seeking the glory of God, the honor that He gives, immortality in His presence, and righteousness by faith, then they will be granted eternal life. However, if a person is malicious toward God, self-centered, and defiant of truth, they will be subject to tribulation and anguish. May all closely examine their hearts and always seek the righteousness of the Lord. This message also brings a great reminder to share the gospel with unbelievers, for they also will see the day of judgement.
- The judgment will be upon all men. It will be universal and individual.
- There will be no distinctions recognized whatsoever. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile.
- The judgment will be according to our deeds. There will be two groups of people: the righteous and the unrighteous.
- The righteous:
- Seek glory, honor and immortality. They desire to know God and spend eternity with Him.
- Live with patient continuance in well doing. Though they stumble, they continue pursuing God.
- Actually do good and work good. They keep God's commandments and live righteously.
- The unrighteous:
- Are contentious. They maliciously oppose God and argue with His word.
- Do not obey the truth but obey unrighteousness. They live according to the flesh and the world.
- Do evil. Their conduct is wicked and sinful.
- The judgment will announce one of two destinies: eternal life or tribulation and anguish.
- Eternal life is the gift of God to the righteous. Tribulation and anguish happen to the unrighteous as the consequence of their deeds.
- Tribulation means trouble, affliction and pressure. Anguish means intense suffering in spirit. This existence of tribulation and anguish is everlasting.
The Book of Romans
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.