The Offense of the Cross

A quote by Martin Lloyd-Jones preaching out of Romans about Paul’s statement that he is not ashamed of the gospel. Lloyd-Jones points out that the true gospel offends by necessity, false gospels do not.

“The offense of the cross is this: that I am so damned and so lost and so hopeless that if He hadn’t died for me I’ll never know God and I’ll never be forgiven. And that hurts, that annoys. That tells me I’m hopeless, that I’m vile, that I’m useless, and I don’t like it as a natural man. So you see this importance of all this? The gospel itself is something that produces a reaction of offense in people. They hate it. They ridicule it. They pour their sarcasm and scorn upon it. And the apostle [Paul] knew that. He’d known what it was to be ridiculed in other places.”

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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