Each day that we find out what exactly a person believes and it is contrary to Scripture is a very sad day indeed. It becomes even harder when it is someone we have admired and felt stood for the truth. It becomes even harder when you have researched that person and they never really believed what you thought they believed or stood for! We see a trend in this past year of many known pastors and publications going downhill and buying into the contemplative mysticism. This isn’t just minor people, pastors and publications that have bought into this dangerous doctrine but well-known people, pastors, and publications. Today, we are discussing John Piper! We have watched him slide slowly but surely into the abyss of being counted as teaching false doctrine. May the Lord help each one of us to stand firm on the Word of God. Count the cost because one day…maybe even soon YOU might be the one that has to take a stand. Will you do it or will you be too afraid?
Galatians 1:6-9, “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”
It is a tragedy when those who claim the name of Christ are being duped by the myriads of false teachers who have no desire for truth. An even greater tragedy occurs when false professors and/or their false teachings begin to be endorsed by well-respected ministers of the gospel. However, the greatest tragedy is when well-respected ministers of the gospel not only endorse false teaching and heresy but then allow it to be preached as truth in the midst of those sheep whom they have been supposedly called upon to protect. The man in question is none other than John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minnesota.
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