John Piper on Osama’s Death

I don’t agree with everything that John Piper says about this, but I found his comments thought-provoking and – more importantly – Biblically focused. His comments stand in remarkable contrast (in my mind at least) to the comments of Prof. Horton, which I discussed earlier today.

For example, I would disagree with Piper’s claim that God has emotions, or that our emotional conflicts make us “God-like,” but I found his following comment insightful:

My suggestion is that the death and misery of the unrepentant is in and of itself not a pleasure to God. God is not a sadist. He is not malicious or bloodthirsty. The death and suffering considered for itself alone is not his delight.

Rather, when a rebellious, wicked, unbelieving person is judged, what God has pleasure in is the exaltation of truth and righteousness, and the vindication of his own honor and glory.

– TurretinFan


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