Thursday, February 03, 2011

Can you live without Jesus?

I met up with a pal who I put on to reading Crazy love. We spent a bit of time discussing this hugely challenging quote it contains from John Piper.

See what you make of it:

"In his book God is the Gospel,  John Piper essentially asks whether we are in love with God.

'The critical question for our generation-and for every generation- is this: If you could have heaven, with no sickness, no violence and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, and all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with heaven if Christ was not there?'

How many of you will read those words and say, "You know I might be OK with that"

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