Wednesday, May 30, 2007

More Lloyd-Jones

I'm still working through the first volume of Iain Murray's biography of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, published by Banner of Truth Trust. It is excellent and worth the purchase price and the time invested in reading. Here are some more things that caught my attention as I've working my way through it.

On his future wife, Bathan (talk about defining the relationship):
I really think that she is now about as determined about Wales as I am—Ieuan, she almost makes a vital difference to me and yet when she asked me the other day whether she or Wales came first, I had to say that Wales came first. That was certainly the most awful question I have yet been asked during my life. She was great enough to say that she thought still more of me for saying that.

On evangelism (a Modern answer to the Postmodern problem):
Now what is the fallacy? It is, that people who hold that view [that speaking of sin is unnecessary in proclaiming the gospel] no longer remember that conviction of sin is the essential prelude to salvation.

It is not sufficient merely to tell a man that he is a sinner—you must prove it to him—give him examples and make him think, then there may be some hope for him.

On the Temperance movement:
The intemperance which I most frequently meet as a medical man, the excess which brings patients to me for treatment most frequently is excessive tea-drinking among ladies who belong to “temperance associations.”

Murray on Lloyd-Jones view of the Temperance movement:
He wished his hearers to take their Temperane work activities less seriously because he was sure there was a better alternative: there was something far more important than their spending their time and money “in telling people who are temperate and moderate to be total abstainers.” Men and women needed to become “temperate,” not only with respect to alcohol, but in all matters and “the only way to do that is to make them Christians.”

No comments: