Three Piper quotes

Here are some quotes from pastor and author John Piper:

Sheer existence is, perhaps, the greatest mystery of all.

What God has made is like a toy compared to the complexity and depth of who God is. All the sciences that scratch the surface of the created universe are mere ABCs compared to Christ’s exhaustive knowledge of the created universe.

Hatred for the truth is not easily defeated by facts.

From Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ, pp. 27, 60-61, 68

Grace and Peace

P.S. Piper takes no position on the age of the Earth, and elders within his church are free to accept an old Earth. When I wrote about this last year, some commenters were sure that I was twisting Piper’s words, and they twisted his words to prove it to me.

2 thoughts on “Three Piper quotes

  1. Love the 2nd quote. Reminds me of Newton: “I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”


  2. WebMonk

    I can’t say I’m a huge fan of Piper, but that is based mostly on my interactions with his followers, not based on his own viewpoints.

    This is one of those areas where I cheer him on. I’m not sure where he personally stands, but his stance on this issue in regards to how his church handles things is pure win.


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