What makes John Piper one of the many authors of confusion is his willingness to partner with heretics, and affirm them as orthodox; thus handing many of his follows over to wolves who will lead them into the false gospel of easy-believism, and the social gospel, which cannot save anyone from the wrath of God, and the heretical practices of mysticism, which introduce people to a counterfeit Holy Spirit that leads them away from Christ, and his gospel, and into the lewdness of heretics.
All of this can be seen by Pipers partnership with, and endorsement of, the following heretics:
Rick Warren, who promotes mysticism, easy-believism, the social gospel, and even the “new world order” through humanitarianism and philanthropy. Click on the provided link entitled “Piper Warren interview” to learn more.
In the article entitled, “We Want You to be a Christian Hedonist”, Piper makes claims that contradicts the essentials of the faith as taught in Scripture. The claims are listed below:
“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.” – The Bible does not teach this. Instead, it teaches this…”Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).” & “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy (1Peter 2:9-10).”
“The desire to be happy is a proper motive for every good deed…” – The Bible does not teach this. Instead, it teaches this…”If ye love me, keep my commandments (J0hn 14:15).” & “…the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again (2Corinthians 5:14-15).” Therefore, the proper motive for doing good works is that of love for, and gratefulness to, Jesus Christ, who gave his life so that we could be saved from the wrath of God. Here is another motive for doing what is right…”Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates (2Corinthians 13:5)?” & “And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments (1John 2:3).” Therefore, we also do good works for the sake of being sure that we belong to God, and are not false converts.
“…if you abandon the pursuit of your own joy you cannot love man or please God.” – The Bible does not teach this. Instead, it teaches this…”If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple (Luke 14:26-27).” & “So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:33)” & “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul (Matthew 16:24-26)?” The Bible also gives us this warning…”Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, ***whose God is their belly***, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things (Philippians 3:17-19).” & “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, ***blasphemers***, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, ***lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God***; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: ***from such turn away*** (2Timothy 3:1-5).” Therefore, loving God is not at all loving one’s own pleasure, nor is loving God pleasure seeking. Also, “Love…does not seek its own…(1Corinthians 13:5)”.
The article is full of these kind of deceptive statements, which contradict Scripture, and the essentials of the gospel. These kind of statements can also be found in the video clip entitled “John Piper – What is Christian Hedonism?”, and they are listed below:
“God serves us. We don’t have to be his servants. I like that” – The Bible does not teach this. Instead, it teaches this…”Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them (John 13:13-17).” & “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 24:44-51).” & “Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand (Romans 14:3-4).” & “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; ***serving the Lord*** (Romans 12:10-11)”.
“I don’t lift his burdens. He lifts my burdens” – “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30). Therefore, believers are commanded to stop carrying their own burdens, and to, instead, carry God’s burden, which is to love others, and to proclaim the gospel to everyone.
After making these statements, he contradicts himself, and says that “God himself is our joy”, and “he does not work for us”. This is confusion. Furthermore, their is no need to teach hedonism for any reason. Believers can be sufficiently built up in their faith without these heretical claims. All that this heresy of Christian Hedonism serves to do is to stir up strifes concerning the essentials of the faith, and for no good reason.
Piper has persisted in making major offenses concerning the faith by his partnership with heretics (1John 2:8-11), and with his false gospel of hedonism (Galatians 1:8-9, Galatians 5:8-9). Scripture gives of his warning, and command, about those who do so…
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil (Matthew 7:18).
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,
19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.
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