– by James Williams –
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 “good news” for man?
We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) by examining chapter 19 entitled, “Redemption: The Eternal Plan of God.” Lloyd-Jones provides eight biblical truths about redemption:
- Redemption Is
Entirelyof God– Lloyd-Jones argues, “the Bible, after all, is an account of what God has done about the redemption of man. It is not an account of manseeking for God” (214). Romans tells us that “no one seeks for God” (3:11), therefore if God does not initiate salvation then we’d all be lost.