Articles by John Piper
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ who lost loved ones in Beslan
We at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, extend our heart-aching sympathy to all of you who have wept over the pain and loss of these recent…Continue Reading
They called on God to vindicate his people in their cause.
And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night Will he delay long over them? (Luke 18:7).
They called on God to save unbelievers.…Continue Reading
Reading Thomas Talbott's article "On predestination reprobation, and the love of God" (RJ, Feb., 1983) brought back a grievous experience I had when some of George MacDonald's sermons were published in 1976 (Creation in Christ). I had relished three of…Continue Reading
Carved in the bark of every tree in the garden of God are the words, "If it dies it bears much fruit" (John 12:24). Three words are branded into the flesh of every Christian: "YOU ... HAVE DIED" (Colossians…Continue Reading
God-centered worship is supremely important in the life of our church. We approach the Sunday morning worship hour with great seriousness and earnestness and expectancy. We try to banish all that is flippant or trivial or chatty
Not all services…Continue Reading
1. Realize that authentic joy in God is a gift.
2. Realize that joy must be fought for relentlessly.
3. Resolve to attack all known sin in your life.
4. Learn the secret of gutsy guilt - how to fight…Continue Reading
In his book Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (Chicago InterVarsity Press, 1961) J. I. Packer argues that the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man is an antinomy. He defines "antinomy" as "an appearance of contradiction between conclusions…Continue Reading
Salvation is not finally in the hands of man to determine. His choices are crucial, but they are not the final, decisive power in bringing him to glory, God’s sovereign grace is.
1. God elects, chooses, before the foundation of…Continue Reading
In his article entitled "A Puritan in a Post-Puritan World" (in Grace Unlimited, ed., Clark H. Pinnock, Minneapolis: Bethany Fellowship, 1975, pp. 243ff) Strauss argues first that "a central fallacy, if not a lethal fallacy, in Edwards' argument is the…Continue Reading
After many months of Biblical study and prayer we are persuaded that the time has come for a serious rethinking of the governance structure at Bethlehem. To provide the basis for this rethinking we have gathered here some of the…Continue Reading
We the delegates to the 114th Annual Meeting of the Baptist
General Conference gathering in Estes Park, Colorado, June
22-28, 1992, endorse the following two-part resolution:
Our affirmation that the Bible is the infallible Word of God with…Continue Reading
1. In every New Testament command and instance of baptism repentance and faith precede baptism
Acts 2:37-38, 41
37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles…
In what follows, when I refer to God's knowing I mean his certain knowing, not his extraordinary ability to deduce probabilities from known facts. In the view that I am concerned to understand, namely, the view of Greg Boyd and…Continue Reading