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Carnal Man: 3) The Battle Within

March 21, 2021
From the MLJ Archive with Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Wretched Man Identity (1)

March 28, 2021

Romans 7:25 - Paul once again brings up that there is an internal battle within himself – a part that is under the law of God and a wretched part that is burdened by the law of sin. The Christian delights in the law and sees that it is good but he cannot keep the law. This statement is true of the regenerate man, the believing Christian. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones then asks if Paul is referring to himself in Romans 7:25. In order to find that answer, he encourages the readers to consider the whole of the passage and compare it with other passages in the Bible. Dr. Lloyd-Jones then dissects various other passages of scripture in formulating his view on this verse including Galatians 5, I Corinthians 9, and Ephesians 6. He also cites passages in Romans 8 and John 11 that discuss inward groaning. As Christians study the Bible, they should ensure that they are looking at both the whole of scripture and the context of the passage they are studying. Dr. Lloyd-Jones reminds the listener that there is hope that the Lord will return to break the law of sin that burdens spiritual bodies.

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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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