John Piper: "The purpose of God in creating the universe is to display the greatness glory of his grace supremely in the suffering of his Son. That`s yesterday. Today he summons, will you join his Son in displaying the supreme satisfaction of the glory of grace in joining him on the Calvary road of suffering because today there is no either way the world is going to see the supreme glory of Christ except if we break free from the Disneyland of America and begin to live lifestyle of missionary sacrifice that look to the world like our treasure is in heaven and not on the earth. This is the only way!"
sâmbătă, 25 februarie 2012
luni, 20 februarie 2012
John Piper: Genuine love must hate in order to be love. If there were a universe in which there was no evil, hurting people and dishonoring God, that statement would be false, in fact would be no such thing like hate in such universe, it would not exist, would be nothing to hate. We do not live in that universe. In this world, fallen world, where is evil hurting people and dishonoring God, you got to hate that or you can`t love people. You can not be a non-hating anything person and be a loving person. A lot of people have this notion that love is always smooth, love is always easy, love is always gentle, love doesn’t speak in negative, love is always soft… NO way, NOT in this world. If you don`t hate anything in this world you can not possible love because things are killing people, things are destroying people, this are dishonoring God. If you can`t hate, you can`t love. Love has hate in it. If love is doing of good for people, love is the hating of what destroys people.