and their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ
In Spectacular Sins and their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ, John Piper delivers powerful biblical reassurances to bolster the reader’s trust in the sovereignty of God and the supremacy of Christ, when evil and tragedy come. For, if God governs the sinful acts of men, then does the devastation caused by terrorists, dictators, murderers, cheats, and abusers discredit Jesus’ words: “All authority in heaven and earth belongs to me”? Not a bit. When heart-rending news comes of the latest accident, illness, or natural disaster, can we really believe that in Jesus, “all things hold together”? Absolutely.
Though God has not answered all of our questions about sin and suffering, there are things He wants us to know, declared in His Word – such as, what?s at stake in the “spectacular” sins of others and the horrendous tragedies of this life; their global purpose, both historically and today; and what these events say to us personally.
As John Piper works through these biblical truths, this book will bolster reader’s trust in the utter sovereignty of God, making us less timid in our witness and unafraid of whatever may come. It is also a joy-infused declaration that, because everything occurs through Christ and for Christ and his glory, we are forever secure in him.
- God Sovereign Over Human Sin
- Christ Sovereign Over All Hostile Powers
- The Fall of Satan and the Victory of Christ
- The Fatal Disobedience of Adam and the Triumphant Obedience of Christ
- The Pride of Babel and the Praise oChrist
- The Sale of Joseph and the Son of God
- The Sinful Origin of the Son of David
- Judas Iscariot, the Suicide of Satan, and the Salvation of the World
About the Author
John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God; Don’t Waste Your Life; This Momentary Marriage; A Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.