“And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’” -Revelation 21.5a
With the 2008 Presidential election bearing down on us, their is one candidate who has staked their campaign on a single word: Hope. They have even written books talking about hope in the title. And across the country millions of people are buying into this message of a hopeful future to be brought about by the election of this candidate to office.
But on New Year’s Day 1956, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, speaking from his pulpit at London’s Westminster Chapel, gave a warning about the human fondness for hope which is as relevant today as it was 52 years ago. He speaks of how hope is an admission of the failure of man in his evolution and advancement, how it belies an utter vanity and folly, and how what this persistence of hope is most readily attributed to is man’s refusal to recognize that the whole trouble lies within himself and not society or circumstances. Below I have placed links to this sermon (which is 45 minutes spread into two parts) and would highly encourage you to listen to it, regardless of which candidate you are considering supporting this November.