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John Piper – Witness-Bearing Pleasure

12 Jun

Our calling here is to fight for joy — ours and the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ. The aim is that God’s worth — his infinite desirability — be known and prized and praised in all the world. This is what we mean by God being glorified. He is most glorified in and through his people when we are most satisfied in him. The intensity of our pleasure and our desire bear witness of his worth to the world, especially when we are freed by this (present and hoped for) pleasure to leave the pleasures of this world for a life of sacrifice and love
for others.

~John Piper~

When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy (Wheaton, IL; Crossway Books; 2004) p. 29.

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D.A. Carson – The Daunting Task of Explaining God’s Love

7 Nov

If people believe in God at all today, the overwhelming majority hold that this God—however he, she, or it may be understood—is a loving being. But that is what makes the task of the Christian witness so daunting. For this widely disseminated belief in the love of God is set with increasing frequency in some matrix other than biblical theology. The result is that when informed Christians talk about the love of God, they mean something very different from what is meant in the surrounding culture. Worse, neither side may perceive that that is the case.

~D. A. Carson~

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God (Wheaton, IL; Crossway Books; 2000) p.9-10

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