Lloyd-Jones on the Wrath of God

The wrath of God is never a very popular idea. It seems to me that the more biblical a doctrine is, the less the world likes it. The wrath of God against sinners (not just against sin!) is one such doctrine. Here is what Martyn Lloyd-Jones has to say about it:

The apostle’s whole argument is that we can never understand the love of God until we understand this doctrine. It is the way in which we measure the love of God…I suggest that we can never truly understand why it is that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, had to come into this world unless we understand this doctrine of the wrath of God and the judgment of God…Why was it (Christ’s work, LK) essential to our salvation? Why did all that have to take place before we could be saved? I defy anyone to answer that question adequately without bringing in this doctrine of the judgment of God and of the wrath of God.

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6 Comments

  1. March 24, 2007 at 6:07 am

    He’s right isn’t he.

  2. Gomarus said,

    March 24, 2007 at 7:30 am

    Thanks Lane. It is a needed reminder. Lloyd-Jones was a jewel.

  3. March 24, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    Lloyd Jones seems to be a simlply marvelous teacher and preacher He knits Love and Justice very well then Oh to know the depths of the love of God in Christ foolishness to those who not yet are revealed these things

  4. greenbaggins said,

    March 24, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    Yes, he is good. A bit prolix sometimes, but good, nevertheless. Are you affiliated with Danny Patterson’s church? It looks like you are, but the link on your name didn’t work.

  5. March 25, 2007 at 3:08 am

    Yes I am very thankful for that blessing. Mattthew and Becky Judd are dear friends as well am very concerned for the well being of Becky Lynn however we can rest assurred that God is sovereign and does work all things for good to those who love him and are called but much prayer is being offered from this local just home fro0m late night at work we’ll message again ok

  6. greenbaggins said,

    March 25, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Well, it is certainly good to meet you, Kenneth. Are you an elder there?


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