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“Bologna On That…” January 19, 2011

Posted by Jeremy in Desiring God, discipleship, Holiness, John Piper, Scripture, Thoughts on Theology.
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From the Desiring God blog on July 11 2010.  This video is great.  I believe it to be something that needs to be heard and heeded.  In our churches, Christianity is suffering because we are not cultivating young people, or anyone for that matter, to a deep love and passion for the Bible, for the sake of magnifying the fullness of Christ.

I really liked what John said toward the end of the video:

“I know this is going to be called bibliolatry, and people will say, “You worship the Bible, not God.” Bologna on that. People who reject the Bible for God become idolaters. The only God worthy of knowing and loving is the one we meet in and discover through the Bible.”

I think this is absolutely true.  Yet, in many churches, the only time people open their Bible or look at it is Sunday morning at church, if even then.  The other 6 days of the week are spent often far from encountering God in the Scriptures.  The church says that this should not be the case but does little if anything to equip its people how to study it on their own, how to encounter God, or that the Bible is more than just words on a page given to us by God.

It is TRANSFORMATIONAL because it is where we encounter GOD.  “…If we try to say, him or something about him without stressing the foundation of the Bible, then we will lose what we are trying to preserve after a generation.”

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1. Tracy - January 19, 2011

Thank you God, for the wisdom you give us through John Piper!!!


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