By John Piper
In his essay the tip for Which God Created the World,the nice theologian Jonathan Edwards proclaimed that God'sultimate finish is the manifestation of his glory within the highesthappiness of his creatures.Pastor John Piper has dedicated his years of ministry to exploringthe implications of this lovely fact for all times and ministry.Understanding that God is such a lot glorified in us after we are mostsatisfied in him has made all of the distinction for John Piper-and cantransform your lifestyles as well.Here Piper passionately demonstrates the relevance of Edwards'sideals for the private and public lives of Christians todaythrough his personal book-length advent to Edwards's The Endfor Which God Created the realm. This ebook additionally includes thecomplete essay supplemented through virtually 100 of Piper'sinsightful explanatory notes. the result's a strong andpersuasive presentation of the issues that topic so much in theChristian lifestyles
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Nor do we see at once all there is to see—for that would be a limit on God’s glorious self-revelation, and therefore, his love. Yet we do not become God. Therefore, there will always be more, and the end of increased pleasure in God will never come. ”44 Moreover, he says, our eternal rising into more and more of God will be a “rising higher and higher through that infinite duration, and . . not with constantly diminishing (but perhaps an increasing) celerity [that is, velocity] . . ” It will take an infinite number of ages for God to be done glorifying the wealth of his grace to us—which is to say he will never be done.
Love to God, . . ”42 41 Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections, ed. by John Smith, The Works of Jonathan Edwards, vol. 2 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959), pp. 249-250. 42 Jonathan Edwards, The Nature of True Virtue, in Ethical Writings, The Works of Jonathan Edwards, vol. 8, ed. by Paul Ramsey (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1989), pp. 602-603. ”43 In other words, if God’s glory is the only all-satisfying reality in the universe, then to try to do good for people, without aiming to show them the glory of God and ignite in them a delight in God, would be like treating fever with cold packs when you have penicillin.
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,” is another way (Ps. 67:4). John Piper 43 They have one aim: the glory of God exalted in the gladness of the nations. The apostle Paul combined the glory of God and the gladness of the nations by saying that the aim of the Incarnation was “to show God’s truthfulness . . in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written . . ‘Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people’” (Rom. 15:8-10, RSV). In other words, rejoicing in God and glorifying God are one, and that one thing is the aim of world missions.
God's passion for His glory : living the vision of Jonathan Edwards, with the complete text of The end for which God created the world by John Piper