Monday, February 18, 2008

Grace, Truth and the Gospel

Roger Overton at The A-Team posted this video on their blog. I was shocked by the exchange that takes place between this terminally ill patient and a hospital chaplain on a tv show. 

Then, Marc at Purgatorio, posted this clip of John Piper.

These videos both deal with the Gospel. The first shows a man, convicted of his sins, who is looking for answers. He wants to know how he can be made right with God. Rather than accept the mindless drivel of the "chaplain," he  demands to speak with a real chaplain who believes in a real God and a real Hell.

The second video shows how people take the Gospel and pervert it. Piper goes after those who preach a false gospel of prosperity and wealth; a bankrupt theology devoid of answers for real suffering. "God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him in the midst of loss, no prosperity."

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