3 Stars Out Of 5
Romans 6 commentary by Martyn Lloyd Jones
June 19, 2016
In his usual style, Lloyd-Jones goes meticulously verse-by-verse and brings out the richness of Gods Word. I have already read Jones Ephesians 1 commentary and knew he believed and taught that the Christian has two natures; that we are two men (pg 72 in the Eph. 1 commentary). So, I knew he was going to talk about that teaching in this Romans 6 commentary. The problem I encountered was the way in which he described the old man on page 62. He stated that the old man is the man I use to be in Adam. True, I agree; believers are now in Christ. But, he goes on to say that our old man is not the carnal nature and its propensities; it is not the flesh with its affections and lusts; and that the carnal nature and its propensities was not crucified with Christ. Isnt that the opposite of what Galatians 5:24 teaches? Further, Jones tries to explain the terms, the phrases and the meaning of the old nature, the flesh, our mortal bodies, the body of sin, our physical body, our members. See pages 62, 72, 78, 83, 151, 153, 223, 247, 251, and 290. I was left scratching my head when I finished reading this book. The bright side is that I also read Lloyd-Jones Ephesians 2 commentary and on page 88 of that book he explained his position on the old man perfectly.