John Piper Defends God’s Wrath in World Magazine

In the most recent issue of World Magazine that I have received, there is an article by John Piper titled Defending my Father’s wrath which was written in response to the following statement by Steve Chalke:

The fact is that the cross isn’t a form of cosmic child abuse—a vengeful Father, punishing his Son for an offence he has not even committed. Understandably, both people inside and outside of the Church have found this twisted version of events morally dubious and a huge barrier to faith. Deeper than that, however, is that such a concept stands in total contradiction to the statement: “God is love”. If the cross is a personal act of violence perpetrated by God towards humankind but borne by his Son, then it makes a mockery of Jesus’ own teaching to love your enemies and to refuse to repay evil with evil (Steve Chalke and Alan Mann, The Lost Message of Jesus, [Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003], pp. 182-183).

To read Piper’s excellent response to this shocking denial of God’s wrath by a professing Christian, click here.

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