Quote of the day – Dr. D. Martin Lloyd-Jones


 


Galatians 3

24 Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.


“Evangelism must start with the holiness of God, the sinfulness of man, the demands of the law, and the eternal consequences of evil.”

Studies In The Sermon On The Mount, p. 235

SOURCE

The History and Theology of Calvinism


 

29 thoughts on “Quote of the day – Dr. D. Martin Lloyd-Jones

  1. Good mornin,
    I didn’t know that Martyn Lloyd Jones was a Calvinist.
    I read the little green square that contained a quote by him, and what he said seemed sensible to me Maria. He put Calvinism in the non essential category, and placed faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus as essential.
    And I agree with that. 😃

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  2. Finding ‘common ground’ is the order of the day; compromise is in vogue; capitulation to the doctrines of demons for the sake of “brotherly love” and “unity” has long ago overtaken what calls itself “the church.” Is God pleased with this? You be the judge. How is it that we are supposed to walk hand in hand with someone who, by their own words, have declared Jesus Christ to be a deceiver; even a liar? Why should the children of God try to have ‘fellowship’ with anyone who ignores the hundreds of verses that flatly state that a man’ will has absolutely nothing to do with whether he is saved or not; that the choosing is solely and exclusively in the hands of the Father and not the pile of dust He created. To make room for such a man is betrayal of the Lord Jesus; remember Peter? By allowing the poison of Arminianism, the hemlock of Jesuit free will, and the deception of modern day hireling preachers who preach this ‘common ground’ doctrine of demons is to judge yourself unworthy of the so great salvation purchased by the oblation of Christ for His elect ONLY. And no wonder for this is the mindset of those who have been blinded and their hearts hardened by the Lord; this is the only course for those appointed to be ‘vessels of destruction’ whose end is eternal damnation. Think these words to be harsh and unloving? Perhaps so, but not nearly as harsh and unloving as “Depart from Me, I NEVER KNEW YOU.” These words await the religious charlatans who would have people believe that there is a way to God via an act of their will which is in opposition to the Word of God. “Marvel not that I say unto you, you must be BORN AGAIN.” “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” Would anyone, by an act/decision of their own will command the Spirit of God to ‘rebirth’ them? That is exactly what the free will doctrine teaches—you command God! Being blinded, such men tottle on in this heretical deception not knowing how dangerously close they are to blaspheming the Holy Spirit—either one is born again by the Spirit of God or, according to the free will proponents, one is ‘born again’ by their own will. So which will it be: your will or God’s? [John1:13].

    This is but the tip of the iceberg concerning the beloved heresy of man’s ability to command God unto ‘salvation.’ As God commands all men everywhere to repent, so it is here: repent!. Lay down the weapons of your rebellion and cry out for mercy—if you do it will be because the Lord put that into your heart and no other reason. “Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.”

    Darrel

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    • Darrel, the doctrine of election is Biblical, but it is wrong to say that those who can’t see this are holding to doctrines of demons. That applies to asceticism. They certainly won’t hear from the Lord that they are unknown to Him because they are workers of iniquity, that is, unless they are lawless. Forgive me for correcting you! But we have many brothers and sisters who are “Arminian”.

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      • Maria,
        “But we have brothers and sisters who are “Arminian.” Maybe so, but not in Christ, the Christ of Scripture. They can claim to be “in Christ” all they want, but that does not make it so. Would you hold hands with a person “in Christ” (the Arminian “Christ”) who maintains that his “Christ” loves the entirety of humanity when Scriptures declare the opposite? Would you hold hands with a person who declares that their “Christ” has only made it possible for a man to be saved depending upon the wishes of the man to be ‘saved’ or not when the Christ of Scripture plainly states that all whom the Father has GIVEN Him will come to Him? Will you pledge your allegiance to a “Christ” who has not, cannot regenerate a man while he is yet dead in his sins without that man’s consent and cooperation? If this “Arminian Christ” died for every man then why is hell currently filled with those whose sins (all of their sins, not just the sin of unbelief as the Arminian spirit has claimed) have never been forgiven? Surely you will not claim it was because they opted out of salvation because they wanted to. Not only is this “Christ of Arminianism” weak, inept, and helpless before the sovereign will of the pile of dust that he supposedly created, he can’t even keep that for which he supposedly died to give eternal (?) life. Why do you make room such a person and do it in the “name of love” which is no love at all, but the simple capitulation to the will and wiles of the arch enemy of the Lord Jesus? Why do you taut the Reformation one day and find grace for those who hate it in another? Arminianism was rightly declared to be heretical centuries ago by the Council of Dort and today’s mantra is for the faithful to God to compromise the truth for the convoluted (and satanic) notion of love that NEVER existed in the Scriptures. Why would you do that? God help me, I will NEVER make room for an Arminian to spread his poison in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the One of Scripture, not his version which is no Christ at all.
        If you wish to serve this false god via this current compromise that is your prerogative, I will not. If I have become your enemy by telling you the truth then so be it, friendship with the world (of Arminianism, too) is enmity against God. Choose you this day whom you will serve: the god spoken of by the Arminian liars or the Lord Jesus Christ.

        Darrel

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        • Brother, we aren’t saved by believing the doctrines of grace but the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Yes, He said, “all whom the Father has GIVEN Him will come to Him,” but there is more to His declaration,

          John 6:37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.

          He won’t cast out babies who can only have milk at first, but does want them to mature. I believe Sherry has spoken to you about this.

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    • Darrel, I responded to you at my post. I do not think God will reject any Arminian who comes to Him through the Gospel message preached. Many a new convert is an Arminain by default and I think it unfair to part company with such as they. The older ones, especially scholars, do have their scriptural basis for Arminianism. God understands that they are not intentionally undermining the Holy Spirit’s work in them unto salvation. I believe MLJ is not compromising or calling for it -he knows Calvinism is the biblical stance, but he also knows that not all of God’s children fully see it that way yet. I’ve known an Arminian who has put me to shame as a practicing Christian and his knowledge of scriptures is far superior to mine, and to any scholar I know of, save this issue. I believe MLJ just wants Calvinists to let God be God to Arminians. And that we should be at peace with them as fellow believers. As a former Arminian I can attest to the fact that I never thought that I was taking away from the Holy Spirit’s work in me unto salvation. I have always known it was our Father, through the Holy Spirit, who drew me to Jesus. I thought, though, that I could reject this wooing. As I said to you at my post, to be at peace with the brethren we must make a distinction between what is essential and what is non-essential, that being what is the true Gospel message versus what leads to another “Jesus” that cannot save as most essential. What doctrine we inadvertently do it under is non-essential (who has said they were saved because they believed in Calvinism? Or, was it that they believed Christ came to save the lost such as they were?).

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      • Hi, wildswanderer! Were you replying to graceaslone1? I will answer instead.

        The Lord doesn’t force people to repent. Yes, it is impossible for humans, because we are dead in trespasses and sins, to repent or even to want to. The Lord gives us new life by his grace so that we have the faith to trust Him, the love for Him, and the desire to repent and ability to repent. All is His gracious gift.

        Ephesians 2

        2 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
        4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

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        • I totally agree that we would never repent without conviction, which is part of what that passage tells us. However, nothing says that conviction is irresistible. And I’m sure you are aware of the many passages indicating that the Spirit can be resisted and grieved. At any rate I find it amusing when someone says that we can’t choose to repent and then urges repentance. Yes, I’m non Calvinist, been there and glad to be free of that contradictory system of theology. Blessings, Have a great day!

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