Some Protestant preachers continue to “dishonor God’s word” 500 years after the Reformation, evangelical theologian John Piper has said, listing six common ways in which this danger manifests.
In response to a question from an anonymous church leader about preachers straying from Scripture in their sermons, Piper wrote on his desiringGod.com website on Wednesday that it’s a “far too common” problem.
“First, preaching that does not show the people what the text means and what those implications are for our lives is failing to honor the nature of the text as God’s glorious revelation of what we need to know and how it relates to our life,” Piper began.
“It’s failing to honor the text, and he is failing to honor the people in the congregation who should be shown by preaching how they themselves can see glorious truth from the text that is relevant for their lives.”
Piper then accused some preachers of failing to “exult over the exposition of what they’ve seen in the biblical texts,” and said that such ministers reveal “their own laziness,”…
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