Yes, Piper often quotes Edwards, but he sometimes distorts what Edwards REALLY wrote/taught to fit into his unbiblical view of "Christian hedonism". One MUST be discerning in reading books by men who are 'popular' for obvious reasons. Piper's views on justification have also been criticized in his book Future Grace which we even discussed here on this board. Another area of Piper's non-Reformed views (no Tom, it isn't because he's a Baptist <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/igiveup.gif" alt="" />) is his allowing women into the Deaconate. He also holds to a semi non-cessationist view of the ecstatic gifts...

Am I saying that Piper is to be totally ignored? By no means!!! [Linked Image] What I am saying is that there are far better sources than Piper to consider which have stood the test of time and scrutiny and are faithful to the historic doctrines of the Reformed Faith. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

In His grace,


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