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Great Doctrines of the Bible (Three Volumes in One): God the Father, God the Son; God the Holy Spirit; The Church and the Last Things [Kindle Edition]

Martyn Lloyd-Jones
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Theology isn't just for scholars-it is for everyone. For that reason Martyn Lloyd-Jones gave a series of lectures at Westminster Chapel to help ordinary people understand and apply theology to their own lives. This book is the fruit of those lectures.

Previously published in three separate volumes, they are now combined into one work-a complete systematic Christian theology. Among others, the book covers Christian beliefs about Scripture, the attributes of God, the life and work of Jesus, the Fall, redemption, the person and work of the Holy Spirit, the nature of the church, and last things. The book is written in clear language and contains guidance for application. Anyone who wishes to learn more about the great doctrines of the Bible but doesn't want to wade through lengthy academic works should read this book.

God the Father, God the Son

This volume focuses on the very character of God and the life and work of his Son, including his eternal decrees, his attributes, original sin, redemption, the covenant of grace, and the Incarnation. God the Father, God the Son will help you to truly know God and his Word better. And in that pursuit, you can never go wrong. Because someday, somewhere, you will need to know–and share–the Truth with someone else.

God the Holy Spirit

This volume explores in detail the person and vital work of the Holy Spirit. He is a divine and mighty power who is active in conversion, redemption, regeneration, sanctification, and the assurance of salvation. Martyn Lloyd-Jones also considers within these pages Pentecost, baptism of the Spirit, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit–all to give you a better understanding of this least-known member of the Trinity.

The Church and the Last Things

This volume explores in detail two doctrines that bear great impact on your today and all your tomorrows: the nature of the church, and the doctrine of the last things. Here is perspective on the Bible's various references to the church, plus a study of unity, baptism , church government, and the sacraments–all according to Scripture. Martyn Lloyd-Jones also carefully considers the various views regarding Christ's second coming, what God's Word communicates about the last days, and the meaning of Jesus' return for ourselves as well as the world. It's important reading, not just for admirers of this great preacher, but for Christians everywhere.


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  • Publisher: Crossway (March 12, 2003)
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes! June 1, 2005
Format:Hardcover
This is one of the bests books I have ever read. It is essentially a systematic theology usuing the same format as Calvin's Institute's, or Charles Hodge or Louis Berkhof, but it is so much more accessable to modern readers, especially lay-people. It is precise and Biblical, without wondering from the main line of thought. Very, very good.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Doctor Delivers! October 8, 2008
Format:Kindle Edition
For those of us who own Kindles and love sound doctrine, this book is a must have! A warning: the table of contents is operative only for volume 1, you'll have to bookmark the location for the TOC for volumes 2 & 3 though the links will be inoperative. Hopefully the publisher will fix this. I bought the hardback edition of this book recently, and it is BIG. The convenience of having it on the Kindle and at this great a price is a real blessing for those of us who love biblical teachings. Now, if only Wayne Grudems's book would come down in price!
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The first two volumes were well worth the third. August 17, 2009
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Any of God's people would profit from a reading of the first two volumes of this set. I found myself highlighting page after page and telling friends and family about every insight I encountered at every opportunity. What distinguishes this treatment of theology from others I have attempted to read is the fact that the author presents his material as a pastor to a congregation rather than as a textbook to a seminary class. Five stars for the first two volumes.

I am absolutely positive volume three is every bit as good as the first two, unless you are a dispensationalist. Not that he doesn't make some telling points. I was struck hard by the fact that the doctrine of the rapture of the church had not existed before 1830 and came into being not as the result of careful Bible study and exegesis but as the result of a 'revelation' at a prophecy conference. I was thinking there really might be something to his school of eschatology until he began a presentation of the book of Revelation. It's not that I think Dr. Lloyd-Jones is dead wrong; I was so confused by the spiritualizing of absolutely everything that I just gave up all hope of understanding any prophecy under his system.

Having said that, I am glad I bought the books; I will keep them and refer to them often and recommend them to others every chance I get.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars no nonsense reading January 24, 2011
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The Doctor is always the best read for those who want no nonsense reading.
My Favorite (read 4 times so far)is the Dr's BIO by Iain Murray 2vol.
Sermon on the Mount is wonderful and then this one.
The Doctor gets right to the heart of the matter
for writing these volumes and does so in a plain sensible english read.

No high almighty/lost me there style - just the intro gives clarity and
common sense in how we should know the doctrines of scripture. And how
one should use these doctrines to SOLA DEO GLORIA and not ignore what is
getting to be so obvious in churches today.

All I can say is get it - read it and be glad. For there are few that could hold
a candle to the Doctor today. Worth every penny; book or Kindle.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great help... October 31, 2008
Format:Hardcover
This book is a must in every serious student of the Bible library. The great doctrines are made so very clear. May God raise up more preachers with the caliber of Martyn Lloyd Jones for our Lord Jesus Christ sake!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Just when you think that Doctrine is boring and reads too much like a dictionary, Dr. Lloyed-Jones makes the teachings of the Bible out to be personable and lively. It was preached to his own church and then rewritten for publication.
A reader may not agree with everything in the book, that is just the fact of growing and learning broadly. However, where there maybe disagreement, the Dr. will present what is the best balanced and informative insights. You will know better why there is a disagreement. On doctrines where there are better agreement (which maybe most of the volumes) the Dr. has done a wonderful job in presenting the subjects and enables the reader to learn more than the reader once thought on the subject.
This is a gem among other great works from Dr. Lloyed-Jones.

For those who have a kindle, you are really saving big on this one. It is an amazing price for this set.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book concerning Biblical doctrine February 17, 2013
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I would highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in learning more about the key doctrines of the Bible. Mr. Lloyd-Jones does a wonderful job working through each doctrine and tying them neatly together. I appreciate the fact that the author often shares the fact that some things are inexplicable, but does his best to help the reader come to a point of understanding. This book has definitely helped me to better understand the Word of God and has been a blessing to read.

If you are looking for "Cliff Notes" type of overviews of doctrine, this is not the book for you. Mr. Lloyd-Jones is meticulous in his detail and often works things out and then revisits them again for good measure. This book is not a short read by any stretch of the imagination.

I would also recommend Mr. Lloyd-Jones' book covering the Sermon on the Mount. It is perhaps the most eye-opening book that I have read concerning the teachings of Jesus Christ and will leave you with much more understanding and spiritual growth than when you started.
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I am a presbiterian and a believer in our doctrins. I read Dr. Martin Llyod's book on "God the Holy Spirit" translated to spanish. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Susana Bonczos
5.0 out of 5 stars Doctrine revealed
I would recommend this book to every serious student of the bible. It is a logical, serious unbiased explanation and study of the subjects chosen. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ken Smythe
5.0 out of 5 stars Book was record of preaching
As Chinese Christian, I has little formal training of theology. So I like those books that were good preaching. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the best Christian Author / Preacher / Teacher that I have...
As Paul was in his day, with an ability to preach, teach, guide, stabilise and strengthen to maturity God's precious young children; So also is Dr Martyn Lloyd Jones to our modern... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it.
This is a very long work and as soon as I started it I realized that I would love every min. of it. It is so clear, so full of insight. Read more
Published 16 months ago by n
4.0 out of 5 stars Good theology overview
This book contains three volumes, each of which consists of chapters which are transcripts of talks given by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Read more
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I started reading MLJ in 1981. Since then I thought I had bought and read every book that had come out of MLJ's ministry but I was wrong. Read more
Published on May 11, 2012 by Lim Shee Chee
4.0 out of 5 stars Wyatt Brigham
This review is for the Kindle version. First, we have an incredibly rich treasure in Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and his Great Doctrines are immensely profitable. Read more
Published on April 21, 2012 by E. Wyatt Brigham
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Great book for strengthening my understanding of the great doctrines of the Christian faith! My only negative comment is that on the Kindle version the "active" table of contents... Read more
Published on February 16, 2012 by Steve F in Tacoma
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Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981), minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 30 years, was one of the foremost preachers of his day. His many books have brought profound spiritual encouragement to millions around the world.

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