Dr. David L. Allen | Dean of the School of Theology
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
The final chapter in From Heaven He Came and Sought Her covers the subject of preaching and definite atonement. John Piper does the honors. This chapter is a fitting conclusion to the book as Piper attempts to show that preaching definite atonement redounds to the glory of God.
Piper asserts three things as foundational for his chapter:
- The glory of God is the heart of the gospel and the end for which God created the world.
- The central task of ministry and preaching is the magnifying of the glory of God. Every sermon should be expository according to Piper, to which I utter a hearty “Amen!”
- The cross is the climax of the glory of God’s grace.
No qualms here.
Definite Atonement is a Significant Part of the Glory of God’s Grace (637-639).
Piper thinks that the wording of Ephesians1:4-6 and Revelation 5:9 point to definite atonement. Continue reading →