Sunday, March 6, 2016

tweetable ML-J

Martyn Lloyd-Jones probably would not have given much consideration to social media like Twitter.  He often said many people in the modern world -- including many Christians -- were much too superficial and hasty in their thinking.  

And yet, he was able to capture in brief statements some very deep truths indeed.  Here are a few (even Tweet-able) Lloyd-Jones' statements...   

"The first thing the Bible does is to make a man take a serious view of life."

"The first sign of spiritual life is to feel you are dead."

"No difficulty in believing the gospel is intellectual, it is always moral." 

"We have come to realize that a man can be educated and cultured and still be a beast." 

"Do you think that you deserve forgiveness?  If you do, you are not a Christian." 

"If a philosophy of life cannot help me to die, then in a sense it cannot help me to live."

"You cannot receive Christ in bits and pieces."

"Miracles are not meant to be understood, they are meant to be believed."

"I either submit to the authority of Scripture or else I am in a morass where there is no standing." 

"The Christian is a man who can be certain about the ultimate even when he is most uncertain about the immediate."

"By definition a Christian should be a problem and an enigma to every person who is not a Christian."

"Everything we do in the Christian life is easier than prayer."

"Sometimes we are praying when we should be resisting Satan."

"One almost invariably finds that if a man is wrong on the great central truths of the faith, he is wrong at every other point."

"I spend half my time telling Christians to study doctrine and the other half telling them that doctrine is not enough." 

"The ultimate test of our spirituality is the measure of our amazement at the grace of God."

~ Taken from Lloyd-Jones: Messenger of Grace, by Iain H. Murray (Banner of Truth, 2008).

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