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Sons of God, 8:5-17 (Romans Series) (Romans Series) (Romans Series) [Hardcover]

By Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Author)
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Pages   400
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.67" Width: 5.61" Height: 1.18"
Weight:   1.36 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2002
Publisher   Banner of Truth
ISBN  0851512070  
EAN  9780851512075  

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This volume deals with momentous questions such as the doctrine of Sanctification and the baptism with the Holy Spirit. It, therefore, deals with matters which are not only crucial in the living of the Christian life, but also highly controversial. I have tried to state fairly views which have been very popular but which I have felt compelled to reject. We can all thank God that we are not saved by our understanding; nevertheless, the Scriptures were written for instruction, and it is our business to grapple with them. The greater our understanding the greater will be our enjoyment of this new "life in the Spirit." I do not apologize for summarizing so frequently the main thrust of the Apostle's majestic argument, for the greatest danger is to "miss the wood because of the trees." The same applies to my constant endeavor to compare "Scripture with Scripture." Whatever the reader may feel, I have to confess that the preaching of these sermons gave me greater joy than anything in my long experience as a preacher. I thank God that I have experienced something of this again in preparing them for publication. God grant a like experience to others.

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Martyn Lloyd Jones

Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981), minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 30 years, was one of the foremost preachers of his day. His many books have brought profound spiritual encouragement to millions around the world.

Christopher Catherwood (PhD, University of East Anglia) is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and member of both Churchill and St. Edmund's Colleges at Cambridge University. He was a fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 2010 and medalist in 2014. Christopher lives in a village near Cambridge with his wife, Paulette.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones was born in 1899 and died in 1981.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Romans (Banner of Truth)

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The Witness of the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Christian  Jun 7, 2006
This is the seventh volume in Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’s epoch-making exposition of Paul’s letter to the Roman Christians and contains thirty-three Bible studies originally held in London’s Westminster Chapel in 1960 and 1961; these sermons first appeared in book form in 1974 and have been continuously in print since then, both this and the fact that the original sermons drew a thousand and more listeners being evidence of their helpfulness.

It would be impossible to summarize briefly all that Lloyd-Jones has to say here, and he has, as usual, a great deal to say (the book has no less than 438 pages, although it deals with only 13 verses of Paul!). It seems, however, that the main message of the book is as follows: In Romans 8, Paul returns to what he had been describing in Romans 5: the spiritual position of the born-again Christian. In these initial verses of Romans 8, he emphasizes in particular that Christians are the “sons of God”. This is especially evidenced by two things. One is that sons of God, that is all Christians, are “led by the Spirit”. Lloyd-Jones examines this concept and shows that its basic meaning can be applied to all who know the Lord Jesus Christ personally, and that it does not necessarily imply the kind of “personal leading” (by supposed revelation) that is sometimes talked about in more enthusiastic Christian circles. The other is that sons of God receive the “spirit of adoption”, that is, they become partakers of the “witness of the Spirit”. It is at this point that Lloyd-Jones takes a comparatively controversial stand. The “witness of the Spirit” is, for him, a personal experience that is not necessarily connected with being born again. He makes a connection between this experience and the “baptism of the Holy Spirit” and quotes extensively from the writings of 17th and 18th century Christians to prove that an overwhelming experience of God’s love and fatherhood, subsequent to conversion, used to be the norm. He draws the conclusion that Christians today, if they have not yet experienced this, should seek the kind of experience that he has been describing, as it gives the kind of assurance of salvation which cannot be obtained by mere deduction.

In the years since these sermons were held, this particular contention has been the object of considerable controversy. The more charismatically-inclined sections of Christendom have tended to quote Lloyd-Jones to support their teaching about the Holy Spirit, whereas more theologically-minded evangelicals such as John R. W. Stott have criticized Lloyd-Jones for reading more into the text than is actually there. It is not for me to solve this controversy here, and each reader will have to make up his own mind. I personally feel that although John Stott may be right as far as exegesis is concerned, Lloyd-Jones has certainly made a valid point that needs to be heeded, especially among Bible-orientated evangelicals in more traditional Protestant denominations, where the Holy Spirit tends to be treated as an abstract doctrine rather than as the Third Person of the Trinity and as the present power of God in the lives of true Christians.

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