John Piper | – To Be Loved Infinitely // Ask Pastor John

The essence of God’s love is not that he makes much of us, but that he frees us, at great cost to himself, to enjoy making much of him forever.

What does it mean to be loved infinitely? That’s the answer we are after today. And to get the answer, we must first understand that God, for a time, passed over sin. He simply passed over it. He didn’t bring final judgment on sinners in real time. He would deal with sin finally, but only later, in the cross. Meanwhile, in the thousands of years of human history prior to the cross, God would show his forbearance.

We read about this in Romans 3:23–26, where Paul writes, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.” This text is loaded with theology and meaning. And it answers this question of what it means to be loved infinitely. Here now is John Piper preaching in Austin, Texas, on January 1, 1998, to explain.

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  1. Thank you all for the prayers. If you guys who make this content read, thank you also, so much. We get great nuggets of knowledge to start our day. It's so nice to have this choice instead of other content that is just a waste.

  2. If we understand what is being said here we have the most solemn responsibility. These days there are few who claim a faith who preach the gospel as if it's about the glory of God. We must say "Enough is enough. I will not change the message of the gospel or the orientation of my life no matter the cost".

  3. Did God say the bible cannot ever be changed, or did He say His Word cannot ever be changed? There is a BIG difference!

     What Jesus and our Father have spoken will never change, their promises are still good and our prayers are still answered! Hallelujah!!! But as impossible as this sounds, like so many of the true stories in scripture, our bibles have all been supernaturally changed by Satan in the last several years, right in our homes, in the fulfillment of prophecy. It's being done to prepare for the reign of the antichrist. All languages and all translations have been changed with black magic along with concordances, encyclopedias, dictionaries, history books, the ancient  Hebrew, Greek, Latin and Aramaic manuscripts. Even the Dead Sea Scrolls have been changed!    

      I'm 68, was saved when I was 10, and have read only the exact same copy of the King James bible my church gave me in 1961. (This does not mean I was a King James onlyist)  I had memorized many scriptures from it through the years. Then in 2014 I started seeing changes in it that I couldn't explain. I have an exceptional memory, I remember my 3rd birthday party and can draw a picture of my baby stroller. I had never owned a computer and had never heard of the Mandela Effect back then. But after finding out about this phenomenon a year and a half later, I finally found out why I had been noticing all of the oddities in my bible. I then started diligently studying what should actually be called the Daniel 7:25 effect. That's where God said He would give the antichrist the power to do this. We're seeing the fulfillment of end time prophecies happening SUPERNATURALLY! This is some of the "lying signs and wonders" in 2nd Thessalonians chapter two!

       God said in the end of days, (NOW!) that He would send us a famine for hearing His words in Amos 8:11 and that He would give the antichrist the ability to do this in Daniel 7:25. In Daniel 12:4 He told him to seal his book until the end days. He told John not to seal his book because the end time is at hand in Revelation 22:10. One of the definitions of seal in Strongs concordance is “to protect from Satan”. He also told us to “write His words in our hearts”, which meant memorize, if not word for word at least the essence of what was written, because He knew this was going to happen. He also warned us in second Thessalonians chapter two, that He would send a strong delusion to all that didn’t receive the love of the truth. I'm convinced that this is at least part of it! (not seeing the changes) The only scary thing about this is that hardly any Christians have noticed any of the thousands of changes yet!                                                      

      God commanded us to "prove all things", and people better obey Him, especially on this subject. I urge you to research this. There are many brothers and sisters making videos about the changes with more proof of what was originally written and I have lots more about this in my playlist which you can find by clicking on the v under the six playlists on my home page.

      I've continued to study scripture by learning what Satan has been changing. If we don't have internet some day, or YT censors all truth, we'll only have hard copies of the bible that Satan wants us to read. At that point, Amos 8:12 will be fulfilled where it says we won't be able to find God's words anymore!
    May God bless all who read this with eyes to see this incredible faith strengthener, and how close we are to our Saviour's return!!!!