Panic, Prayers, and Praise (Lloyd-Jones)

 In Philippians 4:6 Paul says "Do not be anxious about anything.  Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God" (NET).  D. M. Lloyd-Jones noted that Paul was being specific with his order of words in this verse: prayer - petition (both with thanksgiving) - give your requests to …

God Told Me!? (A Critique of Mysticism)

What do you do when a friend says, "God told me I needed to go on a diet," or "The Holy Spirit spoke to me last night and said you should make more friends"?  How do we even begin to respond?  It's not easy to respond to such comments; it takes patience and wisdom!  If …

The Great Antidote to Spiritual Depression (Lloyd-Jones)

Here's Lloyd Jones.  Listen up! "...The great antidote to spiritual depression is the knowledge of Bible doctrine, Christian doctrine.  Not having the feelings worked up in meetings, but knowing the principles of the faith, knowing and understanding the doctrines.  That is the Biblical way, that is Christ's own way as it is also the way …

The Final Answer to the Devil

The Christian’s salvation is securely founded on historical facts and truths of God.  We are justified by faith alone in Christ alone by God's grace alone.  These gospel truths give us solid ground to stand upon and a bulletproof defense against Satan's attacks.  Lloyd-Jones explains this well in his comments on Romans 8:33-34. “How important …

Not Boasting In My Orthodoxy

Sometimes it’s good to be reminded that while we want our doctrine to be biblical, doctrine isn’t what saves us from sin and misery.  We don’t have faith in our doctrine; the object of saving faith is Christ alone.  Unfortunately, even good doctrine can become an idol, as Lloyd-Jones notes here: “Let me put it …

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