14This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
In this sermon on Matthew 24:14 titled “A New Humanity,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones addresses history from the Lord’s view and the prophesies already fulfilled. While these are prophesies of doom, He also offers good news of a new kingdom. This leads to questions on how one can enter into God’s kingdom and why Christ came into the world. Listeners learn that it is not merely Christ’s accurate prophecy and teaching, but rather His works that make all the difference. Christ paved the way into God’s kingdom by His own living in obedience, conquering Satan, dying for humanity’s punishment, and rising in victory. He opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers. A Christian is not defined as someone who is learned and exceptionally able. No one can do or learn enough to enter into God’s kingdom; Christ had to come and make a new humanity. As the representative and last Adam, Christ has done all the things people should have done. Hear about humanity’s ultimate problem and the guilt of sin. The real work was done upon the cross, freeing those who believe in Him. God’s pronouncement of the judgement of sin is death.