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Articles by John Piper

How Shall We Fight for Joy?

John Piper

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…

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The Family: Together in God's Presence

John Piper and Noël Piper

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…

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James D. Strauss' Critique of Jonathan Edwards' Freedom of the Will

John Piper

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…

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Open Letter to the Star Tribune

John Piper
John Piper challenges the inconsistent reasoning of a pro-choice editorial.
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Some Early Baptist Confessions of Faith Explicitly Disowned the "Openness" View

John Piper

The Second London Confession of Baptists in 1677 (reissued in 1689), in Chapter II, "Of God and the Holy Trinity," paragraph 2, says:

"In [God's] sight all things are open and manifest, his knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon…

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Does God Make Mistakes?

John Piper

I deal with Dr. Boyd's interpretation of Jeremiah 3:6-7, 19-20 as an example of the kind of difficulties he gets into, even though he claims to be following a simple, face-value hermeneutic. He gives the impression that, on the face…

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Thomas Oden's Charge of Heresy Concerning the Denial of God's Foreknowledge

John Piper

The recent articles in Christianity Today (Feb. 9, 1998) by Roger Olson and Timothy George and Thomas Oden intensify the concern that we should have over the teaching of Greg Boyd (especially concerning the foreknowledge of God), professor of theology…

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Pastoral Implications of Greg Boyd's View in Dealing with Suffering

John Piper

Greg Boyd's view is that God's knowledge of the future and his rule of the future is limited in such a way that one may not say that "a good divine purpose lies behind all particular events" (God at War…

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How to Teach and Preach “Calvinism”

John Piper
Preach exegetically, explaining and applying what is in the text. If it sounds Arminian, let it sound Arminian.
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Summary of the Sovereignty of God in Salvation

John Piper

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…

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The Enormous Ignorance of God

John Piper

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…

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Dominion Theology or Reconstructionism

John Piper
We're not approaching a true understanding of the kingdom of God in this world if that means using more of the sword to authorize kingdom values.
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Infant Baptism and the New Covenant Community

John Piper
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…

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Beliefs about Homosexual Behavior and Ministering to Homosexual Persons

John Piper

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:


Part One

Our affirmation that the Bible is the infallible Word of God with…

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Closed Countries and Retirement

John Piper
There is no such thing as a closed country unless you're looking to minister in perfect safety, without risk.
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Rethinking the Governance Structure at Bethlehem Baptist Church

John Piper

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…

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