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Romans 7:1-8:4: The Law, It's Functions and Limits (Romans #6) [Hardcover]

By Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Author)
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Item description for Romans 7:1-8:4: The Law, It's Functions and Limits (Romans #6) by Martyn Lloyd-Jones...

This volume deals with what is undoubtedly one of the most controversial chapters in the Bible. As I see it, and explain at length in my exposition, the greatest cause of trouble is to become obsessed by the so-called "man of Romans 7", and to approach the entire chapter, as a consequence, from the standpoint of Christian experience. That is to miss the real theme and central object of the chapter, which is to explain the true character and purpose of the Law. This chapter is undoubtedly the "locus classicus" of the Christian, and especially the Pauline, view of the Law. It was clearly crucial in an evangelistic sense in the time of the Apostle himself, and also from the standpoint of resolving the tension between Jew and Gentile in the early Church. It is also vital to an understanding of how the Christian Bible ever came into being, and as to why a mainly Gentile Church incorporated the Old Testament with their new literature. It will be clear from the exposition that the theme of this volume is no mere fascinating theological or intellectual problem, but one which is of vital importance to Christian experience, and to the health, well-being and vigour of the Church.

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Studio: Banner of Truth
Pages   372
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.83" Width: 5.76" Height: 1.09"
Weight:   1.33 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 1995
Publisher   Banner of Truth
Series  Romans  
Series Number  6  
ISBN  0851511805  
ISBN13  9780851511801  

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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. Puritan Papers
  2. Romans (Banner of Truth)

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All, scholar, pastor & student, should consult with this series when in Romans  Oct 28, 2006
All of the great commentators I have read on Romans, including Moo, Stuhlmacher, Edwards and many others all interact with Lloyd-Jones' series on Romans. It reads more like an exegetical sermon with lots of theological commentary mixed into the exposition. It is a highly inspiring set of books.

The way I was first introduced to this set was by reading the volume which dealt with Romans 3 first. It is the kind of stuff you could use in a reading group.

Everyone who is preaching through Romans, teaching it or studying it for a serious course (college or grad) should consult this series.
Meaty, thorough exposition in classic evangelical style  Aug 6, 2004
The Welsh evangelical preacher Dr. D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones was pastor of London's influential Westminster Chapel from 1938 to 1968. Perhaps his greatest achievement was his series of Friday evening Bible studies on the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans, a series which took him some 14 years to preach and which he felt was so important that he began to publish it in printed form from 1970 onwards. After his death in 1981, the series was continued by the Scottish publishers, and Volume 1, containing 29 studies on chapter one on 394 pages, is not only the first volume in the series, but also the first that Lloyd-Jones was unable to edit personally.

Romans 1 consists basically of two sections, a prolegomena in which the Apostle Paul introduces himself and his message to the Roman church (which he had not founded and where he had not been in person at the time of writing), then, from verse 16 to the end of the chapter, the beginning of a vast survey of what the Christian gospel is all about. After making a great statement about the principle of justification by faith, Paul goes on to demonstrate that the heathen world at this time was exposed to the wrath of God because of its rampant unrighteousness. This unrighteousness expressed itself both through religious deviation (idolatory) and moral corruption (Paul condemns, in particular, the open flaunting of homosexuality and lesbianism, but then adds a comprehensive list of other sins).

Lloyd-Jones does not spend a great deal of time on introductory questions of a theological nature, but launches rather straight into an exposition of the chapter, proceeding verse by verse, in many cases phrase by phrase. The first 19 sermons on the prolegomena of the Epistle are what many Christians would call "meaty". Lloyd-Jones abhorred superficiality and obviously enjoyed spending week by week meditating on the details of his text. These chapters include sections on such topics as the marks and authority of a true apostle, the impossibility of "apostolic succession", the role of the Holy Trinity in the Gospel dispensation, the relationship between the Old Covenant and the New, the centrality of Christ, the need of owning him as Lord as well as Saviour, etc., etc.

From chapter 20 onwards, Lloyd-Jones turns to the second section of the chapter and deals in rather less detail with the nature of the Gospel and with the wrath of God coming on all unrighteousness of man. He skips over the passages on sexual sin and only skims the list of other sins, presumably because he was a little squeamish about talking about some of these things in public (this was 1955/1956!).

Although the book has obviously not been so carefully edited as some of the later volumes in the series, it is an amazing compendium of Christian knowledge and exegesis which I can recommend wholeheartedly to any evangelical Christian who is willing to take his time over an extremely thorough study of Romans. Lloyd-Jones is always sound, never dull and only occasionally controversial. His art of preaching was such that a word-for-word transcription comes over as linguistically and stylistically more than acceptable, although one must, of course, make account for certain repetitions. Even those who disagree with Lloyd-Jones' Calvinistic and evangelical tenets will find a great deal here to challenge, to edify and to give pause for thought. The book is a Christian all-time classic. Perhaps I should add that it is finely bound, with a dust-jacket that emphasizes its serious religious content.

P.S. For those who are too busy to study such a comprehensive survey of Romans, I recommend John Stott's exposition, published by IVP in their "The Bible Speaks Today" series: The Message of Romans: God's Good News for the World (The Bible Speaks Today)
Obviously inspired and miraculously inspiring.  Jun 23, 2000
Martyn Lloyd-Jones is perhaps the greatest expositional writer of the twentieth century without challenge. It is clear that this work in Romans MUST have been his dearest work. His great love of God and his clear love of the "word" runs throughout. I dare say that you will not find a grander composition on assurance outside of scripture itself. This is not "easy" reading and should be approached with the same reverance and dedication as scripture. Once you are committed to the task you will have great difficulty putting them down. While I am not accustomed to spending large sums of money on books that will only end up on a shelf collecting dust, I can assure any believing Christian that you will read these over and over. What a wonderful gift to yourself and your childrens children.

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