At this point in Paul’s argument, he introduces Pharaoh and the awful confrontation between God and the Egyptian leader in Exodus. He uses this history to explain God’s absolute freedom in election, and to show how…
If God is as big and sovereign as we have seen so far in Romans 9, that must have implications for us. In this lab, John Piper explores the question of human free will by examining the absolute sovereignty of God. He also points to a concrete example elsewhere in the New Testament.
The apostle Paul starts all of his letters with the prayer that “grace and peace” will come to the reader. But he never uses a verb. He never says, “Grace and peace be to you,” or, “Grace and peace come…
If someone asked me to explain election, I would start by asking this person to describe to me how he got saved. Tell me how you were converted. To make my question more clear, instead of using the passive “got…
Many in Paul’s day were accusing God of being unrighteous in electing some and not others. In this lab, John Piper explains what the righteousness of God is, showing his definition from several texts. In doing so, he shows that God indeed does all he does for the glory of his own name.
God’s unconditional election causes many to say that he must be unrighteous. He can’t choose some and not others, and be good and just. In this lab, John Piper begins to address this objection by studying the surface structure of Paul’s argument.
Elisabeth Elliot died early this morning. She lived an extraordinary and fruitful life for the glory of her God, after losing not one, but two husbands. Here are three things John Piper will remember and cherish about this remarkable woman and her ministry.
What did it mean for God to “love” Jacob and “hate” Esau, even before they were born? How can God elect some and still be good? In this lab, John Piper narrows in on the question of election, and why it’s good news for those who will believe.
God’s electing love is one of the most challenging realities in the Bible. In this lab, John Piper digs down underneath the doctrine of election to try and understand why God chooses who he chooses. How do the true sons and daughters of God become his children?
Many of us have grown tired or bored with one of the greatest wonders in all the world. God wrote a book, and in this Book he reveals himself to us in all his glory. This new five-minute video will inspire you to run hard after him in the pages of the Bible.
The felt thought we all long for is rooted in true thoughts and afire with real feeling. Only God can drive your faith in him from your head to your heart, and we learn this from the life of Dostoyevsky.
In Romans 9, Paul wants to show us why we should believe in God’s unconditional election. Isaac and Ishmael were examples in the previous verses, and now Jacob and Esau are presented as better examples. In this lab, John Piper highlights the similarities and differences between these brothers.