John Piper | – How Will Love Grow Cold in the End Times?

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  1. And what else? What of parents who hate their children? Fathers who just leave? Moms who get abortions? Moms who look at the children to whom they gave birth – and throw them in a trashcan or drive them into a lake? What of people who divorce so casually divorce or who don't marry in the first place? What of children who abandon parents to nursing homes? What of those who kill their elders because they are sick and slowly dying? Would not things like this speak of love that has grown cold?

  2. John, what do you think about the Texas abortion law? Do you realize the truth? The ONLY reason why the law was allowed to stand was Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominees. How does this comport with your Trump's-pride-leads-to-death hypothesis while Biden's polices therefor must lead to life? Feeling squeamish, John? You are a stubborn man. A singularly stupid man regardless of your academic status. I would suspect you are coming under some kind of judgement. I wouldn't want to be in your shoes.

  3. since ive read this verse about end times, Ive always wondered what is it like for love to grow cold esp in our times. i never thought it would be about lawlessness arrogance which was beautifully explained by john piper. its actually evident nowadays and I just felt this affirmation to abide in the law and not be swayed by what the world says. be strong in our convictions but lets not hate our brothers as well. beautiful beautiful preaching of God's word. God is amazing

  4. The majority of believers are completely deceived and they cannot comprehend what scripture is relating. They still possess sin and sickness in their wicked lives and this is why they will try to justify their sin by twisting verses of scripture like 1 John 1:8-10.

    “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.”
    ‭‭I John‬ ‭1:8-10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    Since we are all born in sin and in ignorance of God’s word and truth John was relating how anyone who claims that they have never sinned at some time in their life is then deceived and they do not understand the truth that is being related in scripture. John was then saying that if would repent and confess our sins to God then God is faithful to forgive us of our sins and He would then cleanse us from living a sinful and unrighteousness life. John then related that anyone who believes that they have never sinned in this life is then calling God a liar. But nowhere is John ever relating that a believer will always continue to sin or that a believer could never overcome their sins as the children of the devil often desire to believe.

    Anyone who continues to sin certainly does not understand scripture and they clearly do not believe that it is possible to be living the perfect life that Jesus commanded us to live through His Holy Spirit.

    “Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”
    ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:48‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    Every day I encounter believers who claim that they can never stop sinning and that sickness is just a normal part of a believers life. Clearly these people do not understand that Jesus did not sin nor did Jesus ever get sick and if you were allowing His Holy Spirit to guide you in your life then it would be impossible for you to sin or to get sick as well. And so their own words are proving how they are an unbeliever who belongs to the devil since they are revealing that they will not believe that possessing the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ can keep their wicked soul from sinning. They are revealing that they will not believe that possessing the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ who never got sick and who who removed every type of sickness, disease or disability from everyone who turned to Him in faith can protect their souls from the devil’s afflictions. Even though God commanded us to live a Holy and righteous life through the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ and Jesus even said to sin no more many are foolishly believing they can never stop sinning nor overcome their sins.

    “Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”
    ‭‭Mark‬ ‭9:23‬ ‭NKJV

    “Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”
    ‭‭I Peter‬ ‭1:13-16‬ ‭NKJV‬

    Scripture clearly relates how God will never lie so Jesus would have never told the man at the pool of Bethesda to sin no more if it were impossible for the man to stop sinning. Plus Jesus made it crystal clear that it was the man’s sins that made him disabled since Jesus related that a worse thing would come upon the man if he did not stop sinning.

    “But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭5:13-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    Since we are all born in sin this is why we need the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ in our lives since we need His Spirit to teach us how to stop sinning. And if we do not possess His Holy Spirit then it is impossible for us to stop sinning or to enter the kingdom of God. This is why we are called Christians since a Christian is someone who possesses the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ and who lives exactly as Jesus did and once again Jesus did not sin nor did Jesus ever get sick.

    So anyone who continues to sin is certainly proving that they are an unbeliever and a liar and they definitely are not a Christian who possesses God’s Holy Spirit. They are just one of the many fake Christians who have been deceived by the devil and they clearly are being guided by a demon spirit. Jesus did not come to call on the righteous since a righteous person is someone who does not sin.

    “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”
    ‭‭Luke‬ ‭5:32‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    So anyone who believes that they can never stop sinning is certainly not comprehending what scripture is relating and this is why they will twist scripture verses like 1 John 1:8-10 or Romans 3:10, 3:23 and 7 to try and justify why their deceived soul still can sin. When they try this nonsense they prove they are an unbeliever who is a liar and this is why their lost soul will be heading for an eternity in the lake of fire.

    “And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.””
    ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭21:6-8‬ ‭NKJV

    ‬Realize that there are no scriptures that ever relate that a sinner belongs to God or that a sinner is a child of God! There are no scriptures that ever relate that a believer will always sin or that a believer can never stop sinning! There are no scriptures that ever relate that sickness would be a normal part of this life or that a Christian will possess sickness in their life! You can look all that you like but you certainly will not find any such scripture to back up those lies. Scripture makes it very clear that anyone who sins belongs to the devil and anyone who belongs to God cannot and does not sin.

    “He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.”
    ‭‭I John‬ ‭3:8-9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    So anyone who continues to sin is certainly proving that they are just one of the many who have no idea what scripture is even relating and they are just an unbelieving sinner whose soul belongs to the devil and they certainly are not being guided by the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ

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