Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The Gospel Annoys
The gospel commends itself to me because of its truth, because it does not just say, "Well now, let's forget our troubles and think of something beautiful." It says, "In the world ye shall have tribulation" (John 16:33). It says that in a world like this, dominated by Satan, there will be "wars and rumours of wars" (Matthew 24:6). It is psychology and not the gospel that just tries to make us forget our troubles for the time being. The gospel of Jesus Christ always, therefore, of necessity annoys certain people, people who think that a place of worship is just a place where you listen to beautiful things, and therefore while you are sitting there, your forget your problems and the problems of the world -- these people are certain to be annoyed.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled, p.24