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Bookmark: The Gospel in Genesis

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In The Gospel in Genesis, author and pastor, Martyn Lloyd-Jones walks readers through through Genesis 3-12. Most of his time is spent in chapter 3 explaining the Fall, verse by verse. The book contains 9 chapters of evangelistic sermons with special emphasis on bringing the text to our modern life. Raders are moved from fig leaves in the garden to faith in the gospel.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 30 years and one of the foremost preachers of his day.

Here are some highlights:

  • The Bible keeps on putting its truth to us in terms of people—what they did, what they said, what happened to them, and so on. And it does that, it seems to me, just to bring home to us that it is a practical book about life. It is a textbook of the soul.
  • We all have this idea that we are meant for happiness, that we were meant for peace, that we were meant for a life of joy, but that somehow this has been taken from us.
  • The lesson of the Tower of Babel is just this: people in sin are fools.
  • The Bible makes no less a claim than this: it is a book from God, and it is God who has there revealed himself, has revealed us to ourselves, and has revealed the cause of our troubles and the only possible cure for all our ills.
  • But the backs of the trees belong to God quite as much as the fronts of the trees. The whole garden belongs to God. The universe is God’s. We are not independent creatures in this world. We do not own it, and we cannot order it and decide what happens in it.
  • The human race is not allowed to build a civilization without God, and you are not allowed to build your life without God.

The above excerpts are often paraphrased slightly for reasons of brevity. They are solely to capture your interest in order that you might lend yourself to purchase the book for your own reading. Buy it now from Amazon.

Posted by Jacob Abshire on September 13th, 2012 - 7:04 pm
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