Book Review: Truth Unchanged, Unchanging

Truth Unchanged, Unchanging by Martyn Lloyd-JonesMartyn Lloyd-Jones, minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 33 years, was one of the most God honoring preachers of his day. First published in 1951, this book explores the basic concept that there is something fundamentally wrong with man.
 
The good doctor tells us that in reality we don’t have a fundamental understanding of what man is. Man, even with all of his technological advances and years of learning, is still the exact same creature he was in the beginning.
 
Man’s primary problem is that he is a sinful being. He has never changed that and is not improving it. Despite all of our advances in medicine, mechanics, technology and science we still commit the same atrocities that our forefathers did thousands of years ago. Despite all of our knowledge, we haven’t learned a thing about sin, and how not to do it. We still harm ourselves, hurt others and disappoint God the exact same ways Adam and Eve did. We’ve just become more efficient at it.
 
Lloyd-Jones calls us back to the timeless truths found in scripture. No matter how hard man has searched he has not found lasting truth in any source other then God’s word. The fourth chapter in this book, The Simple Gospel, is one of the best teachings I have come across in apologetics.
 

It is always and only in Christ that we find satisfaction. It is only in Him that our problems are solved. No matter how hard we try, that is the unchanged truth.

About Mike

Mike, 49, grew up in California and spent 38 years of his life there. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike worked in the California State Senate for 12 years. He became a Christian at the age of 20. Mike was a Ruling Elder at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church(PCA) for seven years. While at Soaring Oaks, Mike served as the Director of the High School Youth Group, Sunday school teacher, and instructor of evangelism. His cross-cultural missions experience includes five short term trips to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Peru (Lima and Cusco) through Mission to the World (MTW). He has volunteered with World Relief by teaching and counseling international refugees. Mike has also attended cross-cultural church planting conferences in New York and Orlando and completed the Perspectives course on the World Christian Movement. He attended Bible Study Fellowship for two years. He is a certified instructor through Evangelism Explosion and is a certified trainer of the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention program. He completed MTW‘s Disaster Response Training. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. Mike received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike was a Ruling Elder, Youth Group Leader, adult Sunday school teacher and evangelism instructor at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church in Elk Grove, CA. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. From 2007 to 2017 Mike served as a fulltime missionary for MTW. Mike served as Team Leader, Church Planter, and Seminary Professor. Mike and his wife Erin served in Honduras in Central America and Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa. Mike currently serves as the Director of the MTW West Coast Hub where he trains and mentors new missionaries from CA, AZ, & NV. Mike is also busy writing his next book.

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