The Glory of God as the Ground of Faith
Nov 1, 1976
If well-grounded, saving faith is to be available to all, it must be found in a more direct way than through detailed historical arguments.
James D. Strauss' Critique of Jonathan Edwards' Freedom of the Will
Nov 1, 1976
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…
Christian Elders in the New Testament
Nov 1, 1976
An exegetical study of the role and responsiblities of Christ's undershepherds.
Reflections on the Concept of Self-Worth
Oct 15, 1976
What does the term “self worth” mean to you? It means first a humanistic effort to solve man’s problems by helping him make peace with himself so that he ceases to be displeased with anything that is truly him. Since…
The Glory of God as the Goal of History
Oct 12, 1976
The two fold question I would like to try to answer is this: What is God's goal or aim in the history of mankind from its beginning at creation to its climax in the new heavens and new earth, and…
The Chronology of the New Testament
Oct 10, 1976
The aim of studying chronology is to discover the sequence of past events and how much time elapsed between them. It is an important branch of history because to determine the causes and effects of past events — as historians…
How Are the Synoptics “Without Error”?
Oct 7, 1976
Article One of Bethel's “Affirmation of Faith” reads: “The Bible is. . . without error in the original manuscripts.” There is a wide diversity of opinions about the meaning of “error” in such an affirmation. This is especially the case…
The Sovereignty of God and the Sin of the Believer
A Note on 1 Corinthians 10:13
Jul 1, 1976
When we give in to temptation is that ultimately self-determination or God's sovereign will?
Reflections on an Eschatology of Motherhood
Insight into an Often Misunderstood Saying of Our Lord
May 18, 1976
With the inbreaking of the kingdom of God into this world through Jesus, every human institution is about to pass away.
A Critical Review of God's Strategy in Human History
May 1, 1976
John Piper answers the argument that true love requires a freedom to choose.
Re: The New Covenant and the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
Apr 1, 1976
Did Old Testament saints have the Holy Spirit? If so, what was the significance of Pentecost?
The Authority And Meaning Of The Christian Canon
A Response To Gerald Sheppard On Canon Criticism
Apr 1, 1976
In the October 1974 issue of Studia Biblica et Theologica, an article by Gerald Sheppard appeared entitled “Canon Criticism: The Proposal of Brevard Childs and an Assessment for Evangelical Hermeneutics.” It has been a helpful stimulus to my own thinking…
A Response to J.I. Packer on the So-Called Antinomy Between the Sovereignty of God and Human Responsibility
Mar 1, 1976
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…
The Argument of Romans 9:14-16
Mar 1, 1976
God's righteousness resounds most fully in his freely having mercy on whomever he wills.
How I Make a Moral Choice
Feb 3, 1976
At the end of this paper I will give four very practical steps that I take as I enter the arena of each day where I must make moral choices. But more important than my commending to you these steps…
The Sovereignty of God and Prayer
Jan 1, 1976
If God ordains all things, and his knowledge of all things is infallible, then what is the point of praying for anything to happen?
Book Review of “The Kingdom of God” by John Bright
Feb 1, 1975
How was Christ's coming a new manifestation of the Kingdom of God if it had already been a reality for centuries?
The Meanings of Love in the Bible
Jan 1, 1975
The Bible illustrates numerous kinds of love, such as the kind that seeks the good of unlovely or unwanted people.
Was Qumran the Cradle of Christianity?
A Critique of Johannes Lehmann's Jesus Report
Oct 1, 1974
From 1974: John Piper is currently completing his doctoral studies in New Testament at the University of Munich, Germany, where he began his work under the late Leonhard Goppelt. He is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary. A Glance at…
Teaching, Schooling and Reading
Sep 1, 1974
Good reading should be the vocation of a lifetime, not just an activity for school.
Misgivings About Hal Lindsay’s “Planet Earth”
Mar 1, 1974
Faith isn't nurtured by fitting tomorrow’s headlines into a probable scheme, but by being rooted in the faithfulness of God.
Does Fear Belong in the Christian’s Life?
Sep 19, 1973
How can we obey the command to “fear God” and yet “fear not”?
Your Calamity in 1973
White Oak Baptist Church
Dec 31, 1972
Prayer Lord, I confess my inadequacy to create or to build faith. Yet this is my goal in these next minutes. That’s why we are praying, for you must do the work. Take this voice, these words, and all these…