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Tom said:
In a nutshell, Christian Hedonism means (in Piper’s words):

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God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.
Tom,

If you have determined that despite the many, many criticisms of Piper's "Christian Hedonism" doctrine that it is biblically defensible and thus should be adopted as truth, then so be it. However, I simply cannot due to my own study of Scripture and having compared Piper's use of Jonathan Edwards with Edwards' actual writings, taken IN CONTEXT. Even the little quote you used above I find to be unbiblical and also has come under fire and shown to be untenable. Perhaps you haven't availed yourself of even the one link I provided for Wes which provides a very solid rebuttal of that quote which you can read here: Book Review & Critique.

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Again, this thread's purpose was to suggest GOOD material that could be used to either introduce the doctrines of grace or help increase the existing knowledge of these wondrous biblical truths and see them applied. Some of us have suggested sources which have stood the test of time and the scrutiny of countless others and which continue to be used throughout Reformed Churches. It would seem foolish to me to offer material that has come under so much criticism and which does not cover nearly the breadth offered by these historic documents; especially to novices in the faith. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

In His grace,


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simul iustus et peccator

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