My Two Cents Concerning the Piper/Warren Kerfuffle – Part One

Except for an article written by my friend, Mike Ratliff, I haven’t read any other articles concerning John Piper’s inviting Rick Warren as one of the speakers for the 2010 Desiring God National Conference. There has been much said and much written about this on the information superhighway, and it’s not as if I didn’t have an opportunity to read the other articles; I had plenty of opportunities but for some reason, I passed them by. I realize now why I haven’t read them. I was recently asked my take on the topic, and the saint who queried wanted my opinion and not what others were saying: “I want to know what you think about this?”

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Manhattan Declaration for the Record

If I align myself with those who believe these truths, yet they believe them apart from the saving grace that comes by faith in Christ alone according to Scripture alone, I make the gospel subordinate to the works. By aligning myself with those who preach another gospel suggests that the precious blood spilled upon Calvary’s tree is less than supremely and infinitely glorious; and that, my friends, cannot be. “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world” (Galatians 6:14).

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