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Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 8 : 17-39 the Final Perseverance of the Saints (Romans Series) [Hardcover]

By Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Author)
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Little needs to be said by way of introduction to this volume. The verses considered in it are generally agreed to be one of the sublimest portions of scripture. In it the Apostle brings his argument conce4rning assurance of salvation to a grand climax. The way in which he advances surely from argument to argument, piling one upon another, is astonishing, and constitutes the supreme example of inspired logic. In doing so he brings us face to face with the fundamental theme of the Bible- God's plan and purpose of redemption conceived before time and the foundation of the world, and spanning the whole of human history from the original creation to the final glory. What is perhaps most astonishing of all is that all this was done out of a primary pastoral concern, the Apostle's main object being to comfort and to help those early Christians in Rome who were enduring what he calls 'the suffering of this present time'. As is characteristic of all Paul's letters, doctrine and practical application are intertwined, reminding us that doctrine and theology should never be treated in isolation or regarded as an academic subject. The only comfort and consolation the Apostle has to offer his readers is based on doctrine. Every step and detail matters, and is of crucial importance in the development of the grand argument. To set the details and the broad principles in opposition is a sign of failure to understand the Apostle's methods. It is only as we follow him 'with the eyes of our own understanding being enlightened' that we shall be able to understand, and to be 'more than conquerors' face to face with the suffering s of our own times. God grant that these expositions may help many in that respect!"

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Studio: Banner of Truth
Pages   460
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.82" Width: 5.75" Height: 1.32"
Weight:   1.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 1999
Publisher   Banner of Truth
Series  Romans  
Series Number  8  
ISBN  0851512313  
ISBN13  9780851512310  

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Martyn Lloyd Jones

Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981), minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 30 years, was one of the foremost preachers of his day. His many books have brought profound spiritual encouragement to millions around the world.

Christopher Catherwood (PhD, University of East Anglia) is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and member of both Churchill and St. Edmund's Colleges at Cambridge University. He was a fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust in 2010 and medalist in 2014. Christopher lives in a village near Cambridge with his wife, Paulette.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones was born in 1899 and died in 1981.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Romans (Banner of Truth)

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36 Meaty Expositions of Paul from a moderate Calvinist viewpoint  Jul 19, 2006
Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 8:17-39. The Final Perseverance of the Saints. First published in 1975 by the Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh, Scotland. xii, 457 pages. Hard-cover with dust-jacket.

This is the eighth volume in Martyn Lloyd-Jones's series of Bible Studies from Paul's Epistle to the Romans. It is also the last volume that Lloyd-Jones himself prepared for publication. These studies were first preached in the form of sermons on Friday evenings between May 1961 and May 1962 (at London's Westminster Chapel, a free evangelical church). It covers the last two-thirds of the eighth chapter of Romans in which the Apostle follows up what he has been saying before, both in chapter 5, in chapters 6 and 7 and at the beginning of chapter 8. After dealing with suffering in the life of the Christian, Paul goes on to examine the basis for assurance and certainty in the Christian life. His conclusions are some of the most wonderful verses in all of Scripture: Verse 28 says, "We know that all things work together for good to them that love God and are the called according to His purpose." In verses 29 and 30 Paul goes on to detail the purpose of God, tracing it from "foreknowledge" or "election" through "predestination" to "calling", "justification" and final "glorification." Then, on the basis of what he has so clearly stated, he reaches his climactic statement that "Nothing ... can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus."

Lloyd-Jones preaches 36 times in a row on these verses, explaining practically every nuance and often referring to the Greek text and to translations or comments by modern scholars. However, he does not do this in a way that is at all dry or theoretical; rather, he is at pains to make each sermon speak to the heart and challenge the mind. After the initial section on suffering and on the "eager expectation of the creature", Lloyd-Jones goes on to examine very thoroughly the "ordo salutis" of verses 28 to 30, spending no less than seventeen weeks (seventeen sermons) on these verses. As an intellectual evangelical Calvinist, Lloyd-Jones defends the inspiration of the Apostle and brings out clearly what, if all philosophical considerations are left out, he must have meant. Lloyd-Jones quotes a large number of parallel texts to support his theses and is also careful to show how these verses are a logical continuation of what Paul has already said, as well as preparing the ground for what he will say later in chapters 9 through 11. The doctrinal position that must be drawn from these verses is the one usually known as the "Perseverance of the Saints". Lloyd-Jones defends this doctrine at length, examining a whole battery of Bible verses which are often quoted as disproving the doctrine. His exposition is very clear and logical, although I think, in the end, there is perhaps less difference between his position and that of his evangelical opponents than he would have admitted: The opponents say a born-again Christan can fall away from grace, Lloyd-Jones says (and I must summarize very briefly) that those who do finally fall away were not really born again in the first place (but probably had some kind of psychological experience).

However you stand on this issue, reading Lloyd-Jones should give you a fresh insight into what the Scriptural text is really saying and at the same time challenge you personally on the issue of assurance. This is "meaty" material that can provide ample inspiration for preachers and leaders of home Bible studies.

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