A reality we don't deserve (eternally enjoying God) affords a price we're not able to pay (appeasing God's just wrath against our sin). But then there's Jesus.
As John Piper explains, "The gospel is the good news that God in Christ paid the price of suffering, so that we could have the prize of enjoying him forever."
Jesus died for us sinners to remove every barrier between us and the highest, fullest, deepest good, which is God himself. This truth is profoundly biblical and has characterized the theology of Bethlehem Baptist Church these past thirty years.
Considering two Scripture texts and a snapshot from church history, Piper shows that the "gospel-love of God" is the gift of himself.
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