Government: G-D’s Institution

“Man is in a helpless state of sin and depravity as a result of the fall. He is fallen and wholly unable to save himself. The answer to this great problem as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones proclaims, is the grace of God. For in God’s love he has not left the world alone in its wickedness and depravity. He has provided a means of salvation in Jesus Christ as the only escape from sin. He has also provided common grace to restrain the sinful actions of men and nations. One of the most prominent forms of common grace is the institution of government. While government does not save the souls of men, it nevertheless restrains their sinful desires and actions. But it is only by the saving power of the special grace of God that hearts and minds are renewed and turned to the light. Outward confirmation of the Law of God can never bring salvation and true life. Listen is as Dr. Lloyd-Jones preaches from Ephesians 6:10-13 and exposes the lie of false religions and teachers who replace the grace of God with human works. But in the Gospel, there is true life in Christ Jesus. This is the only hope that God has given the world, and it is the only hope that the church can proclaim to sinners and fallen men.” From Martyn Lloyd-Jones Trust [emphasis added]

Listen to Pastor MLJ’s sermon here: Common and Special Grace

L-RD Bless, Keep, Shine. . .

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