The Triumph of the Gospel in the New Heavens and New Earth – John Piper

It probably seems like Pastor John Piper pops up a lot on this website.  And you know what?  It’s true.  I do point listeners to him often.  Very often, in fact.  But when someone gets a question right, really right, and the idea is communicated clearly and in an interesting way, how can it be ignored?

With that, I recommend to you a profound discussion on the nature and purpose of creational groaning.  In other words, why are there awful deformities in the world?  Why devastating earthquakes?  Horrible diseases?  Tornadoes?  Starvation?  Crippling effects of age?  Decay?  Death?  

The correct answer, of course, is sin.  But why has the transgression of our first parents so affected the physical realm?  What did it do wrong?  Why should it be subjected to decay and death?  Why should it become so disordered?

Why? 

Piper’s answer is, in my estimation, gloriously biblical and insightful.  Exercise your Christian worldview with this message and feast on some meat. 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Must Listen Factor: Must listen.

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