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prov·o·ca·tion - something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates. pant - to long eagerly; yearn. a collection of thoughts intended to provoke and inspire. these posts are hoping to encourage people to think, especially Christians, and pant even harder for the waterbrooks of the Lord. If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus, I welcome your perspective and encourage your investigation on these matters.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Piper on "What Happens to Those Who Have Never Heard the Gospel?"

On August 18, 2006, Desiring God Radio and John Piper addressed the topic, "What Happens to Those Who Have Never Heard the Gospel?" As the website states,

The issue of what happens to those who have never heard about Jesus Christ is a question many people ask. As R.C. Sproul has noted, sometimes the question is phrased this way: "What happens to the innocent person in the middle of Africa who has never heard about Jesus Christ?" Fortunately, as Sproul points out, the innocent person has nothing to fear. The problem is that there are no innocent people--anywhere.
To listen to the short audio commentary of Dr. Piper, click here. Note: Though many if not most all of you agree with Dr. Piper, there are those in the "wider hope" camp who argue for post-mortem encounter, eschatological evangelization, anonymous Christians, pre-messianic believers, and holy pagans--all "saved" outside of the knowledge of Christ, outside the Church, and apart from gospel mission. Therefore, it is incredibly important to have the biblical account presented as Dr. Piper has. Let us, as he concluded, labor to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to every tongue, every tribe, and every people, for His fame and the glory of His name!


Blogger ajlin said...

OK, so Piper's statements about 'suppressing the truth' and 'how can they believe what they haven't heard' sound biblical and all, but what about the God-consciousness? What about the positive signals?!
Man, this guy really should have listened to Dr. Price's sermon.

12/15/2006 07:11:00 AM


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