Covenant of grace in the New Testament, Great Doctrines of the Bible, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Covenant of Grace in the New Testament

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. The previous post examined the covenant of grace and how it has been revealed in the Old Testament. Today, we’ll look at chapter 21 and see how the covenant of grace is revealed in the New Testament. MLJ emphasizes that while we are examining the covenant of grace in each testament, there … Continue reading The Covenant of Grace in the New Testament

Covenant of grace, Old Testament, Great doctrines of the Bible, Martyn Lloyd-Jones

The Covenant of Grace in the Old Testament

Our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible has taken us through the creation and fall of man. Because Adam failed to keep God’s law, mankind has been condemned and enslaved to sin and its eternal consequences. However, our last post looked at God’s eternal plan of redemption and the good news of salvation brought about by the grace and mercy of God. This great … Continue reading The Covenant of Grace in the Old Testament

God's Eternal Plan of Redemption, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Great Doctrines of the Bible, Redemption

God’s Eternal Plan of Redemption

Our sin has left us eternally separated from God. Mankind has been polluted, thus leaving us both unable and unwilling to please God and be restored to him. We can’t obey and we simply don’t want to. What hope do we have then? If our sin keeps us from believing and receiving the things of God (1 Cor. 2:14), then how can there be any … Continue reading God’s Eternal Plan of Redemption

The Fall of Man

Brokenness is all around us. It doesn’t matter your political views or your religious beliefs, everyone can see that something is wrong. Murder, hate, envy, jealousy, and oppression continue to be prevalent. Everyone seems to be chasing happiness and fulfillment yet even the most ‘successful’ can’t seem to find it. Hopelessness abounds and suicide rates are on the increase. What happened to God’s good creation? … Continue reading The Fall of Man

God's providence, 3 aspects of God's providence, Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

3 Aspects of God’s Providence

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 13 entitled, “The Providence of God.” MLJ defines providence as “that continued exercise of the divine energy whereby the Creator upholds all his creatures, is operative in all that transpires in the world, and directs all things to their appointed end” (143). There are three aspects to God’s … Continue reading 3 Aspects of God’s Providence

The Creation of the World

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 12 entitled, “The Creation of the World.” Definition of Creation MLJ begins by providing a definition of creation (borrowed from Berkhof). Creation is “that free act of God whereby He…in the beginning brought forth the whole visible and invisible universe without the use of pre-existing materials, and thus … Continue reading The Creation of the World

Satan, Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the Devil, Great Doctrines of the Bible, Devil and Fallen Angels

Who is Satan?

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 11 entitled, “The Devil and the Fallen Angels.” MLJ believes that many Christians “have not realized the powers that are set against them” (115). From Genesis to Revelation, Scripture warns believers about the works of Satan. There are many different names attributed to Satan, such as: Satan- ‘adversary’ … Continue reading Who is Satan?

Angels, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Great Doctrines of the Bible, What Does the Bible say about angels?

What Does the Bible Say About Angels?

We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 10 entitled, “Good Angels.” The term ‘angel’ means ‘messenger.’ There’s a mysterious element to angels that often leads to either overemphasizing or ignoring them altogether. Scripture often mentions angels, and while we can’t satisfy all our curiosity about them, there are certain truths we can know. MLJ begins … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Angels?