John Piper | – Why Do You Want to Be Loved by God? // Ask Pastor John

Almost everyone wants to be loved by God. But our reasons for wanting God’s love may reveal whether we truly know him or not.

We all want to be loved by God. But why? Why do you want to be loved by God? Is it to escape eternal judgment? Is it to be freed from the guilt of sin? Is it to have a clean conscience? Or is it because the consequences of sin have made a mess of your life? Why do you want to be loved by God? This was the topic taken up by John Piper in a sermon nearly twenty years ago, a clip sent to us by a listener. Here’s Pastor John preaching in 2001.

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  1. If you are one of those who has been taught that scripture cannot be changed, you better investigate the following before you stand at the gate hearing Jesus explaining this…

     What Jesus and His 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!!!!

  2. Lord Jesus, by the power of the Holy Spirit and the love and will of the Father, please cause us all to have a genuine heart for You. Help us to see You for who You are and to see your glory. Help us to love, cherish, desire, and seek You with all that we are and find all of our joy and satisfaction in You, Lord Jesus. Cause us to die to ourselves continually and live to know and love You for all of eternity. We believe, Lord, please help our unbelief. We need You, Jesus, by your grace and love and mercy we need You. Thank you, Lord God. In Jesus precious name, amen.

  3. I want to be loved by God because there is nothing without him. Candy is bitter, water is dry, and pleasure is pain. I have nothing, nothing without God. I want to be with God, I need his love. He is my only peace.

  4. I want t be loved by God because i am seeking the perfect love that i cannot be equaled. I love my Wife, i love my children, i love my friends, but God is the Father OF LOVE!
    Their is no higher aspiration the the seeking of God's grace, then the seeking of his love.