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Written in their Hearts

September 22, 2019
From the MLJ Archive with Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

None Righteous

September 29, 2019

Romans 2:13-15 - There are a few people in the Old Testament that were considered righteous but never heard the Gospel. How can this be? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones explains Romans 2:13-15 saying Paul is careful to point out that they were not considered justified by the law, since no man can keep the law, but that they were a kind of people who knew the commandments of God and followed ordinances given by God. Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains that these individuals understood that the ordinances given by God were the only way to approach the Lord and have their sins forgiven. They were not "good" pagans or "noble" philosophers, nor were they like so many who were not only hearers of the Word. These Old Testament saints were doers of the Word, whose faith was not in the law but in the Giver of the law. Philosophies, knowledge and good works do nothing in the eyes of Christ if you do not truly know him. Paul elaborates this in the second section of the passage by openly expressing how many Jews were guilty of hypocrisy. All men are condemned and subject to God’s wrath, even the Jews who were given the law of the Lord. The Jews who relied on their possession of the law for salvation were severely misguided.

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From the MLJ Archive is the hosted ministry of the MLJ Trust.  Our mission is to promulgate the audio ministry of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899–1981) has been described as "a great pillar of the 20th century Evangelical Church". Born in Wales, and educated in London, he was a brilliant student who embarked upon a short, but successful, career as a medical doctor at the famous St Bartholemew's Hospital. However, the call of Gospel ministry was so strong that he left medicine in order to become minister of a mission hall in Port Talbot, South Wales. Eventually he was called to Westminster Chapel in London, where thousands flocked to hear his "full-blooded" Gospel preaching, described by one hearer as "logic on fire". With some 1600 of his sermons recorded and digitally restored, this has left a legacy which is now available for the blessing of another generation of Christians around the world — "Though being dead he still speaks".

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