Thursday, August 26, 2010

Piper: Wright Confuses

. . . I am not optimistic that the biblical doctrine of justification will flourish where N. T. Wright's portrayal holds sway. I do not see his vision as a compelling reading of what Saint Paul really said. And I think, as it stands now, it will bring great confusion to the church at a point where she desperately needs clarity.

-from the Introduction to John Piper's The Future of Justification: a Response to N.T.Wright.

Still thinking about this, and very glad to have John Piper to read, alongside Wright and Stott.

I especially like (and join in) Piper's prayer at the end of this introduction:

May the Lord give us help in these days to see the word of his grace with clarity, and savor it with humble and holy zeal, and spread it without partiality so that millions may believe and be saved, to the praise of the glory of God's grace.

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