From the MLJ Archivewith Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Man Under Sin Sunday, November 3, 2019
Romans 3:10-12 - The Word of God is a terrifying mirror to those who are not saved. No one is innocent as all have sinned, Jews and Gentiles alike. Paul quotes the Psalms to prove his point saying, “There is no one righteous, not even one (Romans 3:10).” The Jews had access to the Old Testament, yet they were tragically blinded in regards to their own scriptures. So Paul is reminding them of what God has stated multiple times. All men are under the guilt of sin and we have all been born into sin through Adam. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones points out that it is essential to understand this before we can truly understand the gospel. We must understand how truly sinful and deceitful our human nature is. This will lead to evangelism, showing people their need for salvation by convicting them of their sin first. Paul goes on to give a greater description of sin; how it distorts their view of the world, humankind, and God. Even if the Jews attempted to argue that they were not under condemnation, Dr. Lloyd-Jones explains that Paul has been attempting to thwart all arguments by providing adequate evidence.
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