Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Teaching What the Bible Says about Suffering Seems Like Healing a Heart with a Tire Iron
In light of my previous 9/11 post about I=an , this is shocking, prophetic and awesome audio from John Piper. He reads and comments on the introduction to his book Spectacular Sins.
Piper's prophecy for American Christians about persecution and partnering in suffering is strong, biblical and true...
Having read 4-5 blogs confronting the health, wealth and prosperity false gospel in the American church, it makes me wonder if this is the tonic for what ails us?
When things do not go well for you, will that be a crisis of faith for you?
"Our felt needs are about to change."
"Coddled people will not be good listeners when their world collapses."
"The aim of this book is not to meet felt needs, but to awaken needs that will soon be felt, and then to save your faith and strengthen your courage when evil prevails."
"If we are to endure and bear and believe and hope, we need to see the spectacular sins of history the way God sees them. I hope this book helps."
I'll buy a copy of this book for the first three people who promise to read it with me.