Christ; the Only Hope
A Sermon on Ezekiel 13:1-16
False Prophets Condemned
1Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2“Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who prophesy, and say to those who prophesy from their own inspiration, ‘Listen to the word of the Lord! 3This is what …
1And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the LORD; 3Thus saith the Lord GOD; …
In this sermon on Ezekiel 13:1–16 titled “Christ, the Only Hope,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones addresses a question that is central to all of life: “who is man?”. Many today say that people are fundamentally good, or at least morally neutral, with the ability to become either a good or a bad person. But either way it is up to them. This is why people must be taught how to do the right thing, and once they knows what is right, they will do it. This is how the world’s problems will be solved, they contend. While this may be a popular teaching, it is directly contradicted by Scripture. The Bible teaches that all are fallen and slaves to sin. They are unable to choose the good or overcome their sin by themselves. The world tells humanity only what it wants to hear, but God’s word is different. It is seen in Scripture that all are sinful and under the wrath of God yet it is God who works to provide salvation for all. He sends His only Son to die upon the cross for the sins of humanity. Who then is man? According to Scripture, he has been created by God, yet he has sinned, but God has made a way of salvation in Jesus Christ.
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.