by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
The whole purpose of the book is explained clearly in the introduction to the first lecture. Stated in other terms it is the thesis advanced by Cassius in the well-known words:
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings."
Much as we dislike doing so, and however painful it may be to our pride, without the realisation and confession of that truth, there is no hope of true awakening in the Church. Still less can we look forward with confidence to the coming of the much-heralded "new world order."
Professor Donald MacLean, at the close of the last lecture, was kind enough to describe the series as "an exposition of biblical theology with the avoidance of technical terms." I am content with the description, and I can but hope that my attempt to expound the great and terrible passage of Scripture on which the lectures are based, will serve in some small measure to give a further impetus to the revival of that sadly-neglected discipline.
The preparation of the material for publication has brought back to me happy memories of the week of rich fellowship I was privileged to enjoy in the great city of John Knox.
D. M. LL.-J.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
THE RELIGIOUS HISTORY OF MANKIND
RELIGION AND MORALITY
THE NATURE OF SIN
THE WRATH OF GOD
THE ONLY SOLUTION