Cracking the Insidious Code: Part II

Cracking the Insidious Code. Part 2

https://fbccarson.org/crackingtheinsidiouscode2

Pastor Michael Butler, pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, Carson City in Nevada, in Cracking the Insidious Code: A Review of John Piper’s Desiring God: Part II, examines John Piper’s doctrine of God’s love. He deals with the question: ‘Is John Piper’s Doctrine in Agreement with Scripture?’

Butler writes: ‘The doctrine of God’s Love is central to every single doctrine of Scripture. Likewise, Piper’s doctrine of God’s Love is central to Desiring God as well as every aspect of his ministry. Therefore, to see if Piper’s book can stand the test of truth, an examination of the biblical doctrine of God’s Love must come first. The judgment of Piper’s doctrine in the light of Scripture must then come second. In the end, to pass the scriptural test of truth, Piper’s doctrine of God’s Love must agree in totality with the Bible (without admixture or contradictions).’

In dealing with John Piper’s doctrine of God’s love, Michael Butler asks, ‘what is the spiritual DNA of God in Piper’s doctrine? Is Piper’s understanding pointing to agape love as the essence of God’s nature or as God’s highest quality and/or characteristic He possess? Is Piper’s view of agape love the same as the Apostle John’s? The answer to that question is a LOUD NO!’

Here is the link to the article: https://fbccarson.org/crackingtheinsidiouscode2