A Caution to Young, Culture-Embracing Evangelicals

Demas was on Paul’s ministry team — and then Demas abandoned his ministry post out of a love for “this present world” (2 Timothy 4:10). “There is a love for the world that makes ministry impossible,” John Piper says in this caution to young, culture-embracing evangelicals:

 

This clip was taken from Pastor John’s latest sermon: “He Stood by Me and Strengthened Me for the Sake of the Gospel” (2 Timothy 4:9–12).

Tony Reinke (@tonyreinke) is a content strategist at Desiring God, blogger, the author of Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (2011) and John Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (2015), and hosts the Ask Pastor John and Authors on the Line podcasts. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Karalee, and their three children.