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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Piper Paradox - Unconditional is the Ground of Conditional

Yesterday John Piper posted an interesting bit of insight about the paradox of Moses' prayer in Exodus 33:13. 

Here's a link:

One of the things I appreciate most about Piper is his willingness to take ALL of the Biblical data at full face value, without removing anything to make it more "logical." He also has a good ability to philosophically work through possible explanations to make sense of the difficulties.

If I have found favor in Your sight, 

please show me now Your ways, 

that I may know You, 

in order to find favor in Your sight.
Exodus 33:13

1 comment:

  1. I read that post too, Derek, and thought it was excellent. The first time I was struck by Piper's willingness to take the conditional promises and warnings of Scripture seriously was when I read "Future Faith." His embrace there of the unconditional nature of justification alongside the conditional nature of forgiveness was incredibly refreshing to me.


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