Saturday, August 10, 2013

Slander: Occupational Hazzard

"We have also reminded ourselves that if our preaching does not expose us to these 'slanderous' attacks [Romans 3:8] the probability is that we are not really preaching the gospel. No man was so slandered as Martin Luther, who under the guidance of the Spirit rediscovered the great truth that led to the Protestant Reformation. He was constantly exposed to all sorts of slanderous statements in regard to both his teaching and his personal life. Any man who preaches the doctrine of justification by faith truly will be misunderstood. This is because of the staggering character of the great doctrine."

--Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
 (20 December 1899 – 1 March 1981)

Excerpted from Romans: The Law: It's Functions and Limits, Exposition of Chapter 7:1-8:4, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The Banner of Truth Trust, page 3

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