Martyn Lloyd-Jones – Beware of Traditional Religionists

13 Aug

Any notion that Christianity is mainly the result of something that we do is always completely, fatally wrong. We must cast off any idea that the Christian church is the result of our action and that we are perpetuating some tradition. If that is our view of Christianity, it is false. That was the curse of the Jews who finally crucified the Lord Jesus Christ. They were traditional religionists, and such have always been-and are today-the greatest enemies of the true church and of the true Christian faith and message. But how much of so-called Christianity is just this!

~Martyn Lloyd-Jones~

Studies in the Book of Acts – Vol. 1: Authentic Christianity (Wheaton, IL; Crossway Books; 2000) p. 21-22

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3 Responses to “Martyn Lloyd-Jones – Beware of Traditional Religionists”

  1. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert August 13, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    There is indeed a “faithful” balance here, with a biblical “tradition”! (Jude 1:3) And this was in fact the essence of the Reformation, the renewal of the principle of the Church that was: Always Reforming – Ecclesia semper reformada est! And this principle of “spirit and truth” (John 4:23-24) must always be sought, for herein is the Doctrine of God!

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