Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church, and president of The Master’s Seminary, in Sun Valley, California, is an evangelical Bible expositor. He is the author of more than a hundred books, which have been translated into more than two dozen languages. He is one of the most influential evangelical Christian leader of our time. So, when he writes a review of a theological book, we all need to sit up and take notice. Below is John MacArthur’s review of John Piper’s Desiring God, posted on the Grace Books website.
Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. “A must read for every Christian and a feast for the spiritually hungry.” – John MacArthur
Pastor John MacArthur has given his full, enthusiasticsupport to John Piper’s heretical doctrine of Christian Hedonism. He refers to Desiring God as ‘a must read for every Christian’. Yet MacArthur, as an experienced theologian, must surely know that Piper has shamelessly misused Scripture to produce his heretical doctrine of Christian Hedonism.
What does this say about MacArthur ministry? Does he really care about sound doctrine? Does he defend the Gospel of Christ? Or is he more interested in supporting his celebrity friend, John Piper, and promoting his book.