Saturday, June 09, 2007

That is NOT the Gospel!

Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Ps. 73:25-26)

"When was the last time any American, African, or Asian ever said Jesus is all-satisfying because you drove a BMW? Never! That's idolatry! That's not the gospel. God is enough! He is our treasure!" (Pastor John Piper, Birmingham, AL, Nov. 2, 2005)



Strong message and words from John Piper. Agree? Disagree? In whole? In part?

4 Comments:

At 6/18/2007 9:02 PM, Blogger Ray said...

Great video! And I strongly agree... I listen to a lot of Piper, but I have never heard this one... Thanks for posting it...

 
At 6/25/2007 9:55 PM, Blogger Walter Hampel said...

Pastor Piper does not mince words in defense of the gospel and the rightful condemnation of that which is not the gospel.

Piper speaks of how America is exporting this to the world. In hearing this, I am painfully reminded how America is also the leading exporter of such evils as pornography. For as heinous and abominable as pornography is, I do wonder if God looks upon purposeful distortions of the true Gospel such as the prosperity gospel as an even greater abomination.

Thank you very much for posting this.

Walt H.
Troy MI
schoolofthesolitaryplace.blogspot.com

 
At 6/25/2007 9:58 PM, Blogger Walter Hampel said...

Thanks for posting this video. Piper does not mince words when it comes to the Gospel not does he pull a punch when it comes to condemning that which is not the gospel but poses as though it were.

When Piper mentions that America is exporting the prosperity gospel around the world, I am reminded of some of the other evils that our nation exports to the world, such as pornography.

For as heinous and abominable as pornography is, I do wonder if God views distortions of the true Gospel as even greater abominations.

Thanks again!!!

Walt H

 
At 8/09/2007 7:52 PM, Blogger Mike Messerli said...

Agree. completely......

 

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