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Sin Revealed By the Law

February 7, 2021
From the MLJ Archive with Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Deceitfulness of Sin

February 14, 2021

Romans 7:10-11

The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me. (ESV)

We may understand that sin is deceiving, but just how does it deceive us? Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches on Romans 7:10-11 and further dissects just how powerful and persuasive sin can be in a Christian’s life. Paul has confirmed in his letter to the Romans that no man can find life by the law, and instead, we actually find death! This is because sin is death and the law shows us the sin in our lives. Paul is careful to clarify that the law is good as long as a man uses it lawfully. However, despite our best efforts, sin uses the law and condemns us. Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains four ways in which sin deceives us: it makes us feel that God is against us, it makes us feel that the law is unreasonable in its demands for us, it praises us and makes us think highly of ourselves, and it even deceives us about sin itself. In order to be vigilant as a Christian, we need to ensure that we are not easily persuaded by the powerfulness and deceitfulness of sin.

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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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