From the MLJ Archivewith Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
More than Forgiveness Sunday, December 1, 2019
Romans 3:21-31 - No amount of works can save us. The Jews built an entire system of religion believing the only path to salvation was through the law. Paul says that “now” the righteousness has been revealed, meaning something new has recently happened. The Lord came to provide a new way of salvation, a forgiveness of sins and received righteousness. Paul probably sensed that the Jews would say that the law could now be tossed out forever, but Paul warns that the law is not void! Christ’s sacrifice now means that we do not have to try to earn salvation with the law, but we should still honor what the law says. Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones outlines what the word faith means, explaining that it is not merely an acceptance of truth but rather a true trust in Christ’s work in salvation. Our faith alone does not save us; it is an instrument to which we receive that salvation! As Paul then explains that all of humanity has fallen short of God’s glory, Dr. Lloyd-Jones describes definitions of sin and glory. While we continually fail to meet the standard, Christ has stood in the gap and given us righteousness!
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