The Supernatural in Religion and Medicine
In this engaging address given to the Christian Medical Fellowship, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones opens up about his experiences and wrestlings with the subject of miraculous healings and modern medicine. Having been confronted by a revived general interest in the phenomenon of miraculous healing, and a new wave of the Charismatic Movement, he presents the facts and his evaluation of them. He warns Christians not to make two grave errors: we should neither capitulate toward the phenomenon, adjusting our doctrine to fit with the current mood or to validate certain ministries, nor should we dogmatically reject the facts related to this phenomenon simply because they don’t fit into our own theories. We must face these facts, evaluate them scientifically and scripturally, and ultimately leave it up to God’s will to do as He pleases. Dr. Lloyd-Jones puts forward various apologetic thoughts related to the plausibility and validity of modern medical miracles, but the foundational thought he presents is this: as Christians we must believe in miracles today because we believe the God of the Bible. He does as He pleases, giving faith and working in ordinary and extraordinary ways for His glory.
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.