Saturday, February 19, 2011

Guess what left-wing preacher said this

Guess what left-wing preacher said this:

"In January President Bush sacrificed the meaning of Matthew 5:14 on the altar of national pride, when he said to the National Religious Broadcasters in defense of the Gulf war, "I want to thank you for helping America, as Christ ordained, to be a light unto the world." What that amounts to is an outrageous distortion of Jesus' meaning. That misuse of Scripture is designed for immature babes that are easily swayed by surface words without thought and discernment. The "light of the world" in Matthew 5:14 does not refer to Americans bombing Iraq no matter how justified the war may have been."

Answer in the comments!

10 comments:

Michael F. Bird said...

John Piper (http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/sermons/how-the-saints-minister-to-the-body)

Denny Burk said...

Yes, I think I remember this one. Piper was very critical of Bush.

D.C. Cramer said...

Something Piper and I agree on!

T.C. Robinson said...

The sad thing is that many of us think like Bush.

Jeremy said...

I thought this was coming from Greg Bahnsen originally. He was adamantly against the Gulf War too.

CJW said...

Piper better watch it: if he starts preaching against mammon he may find he needs to hand back his republican (oops, I mean evangelical) membership card.

Jeremy said...

He has been preaching that way since he entered ministry. Piper doesn't have a typical republican/evangelical membership card. Only people who follow him at a distance would think that.

BTS Organization said...

He has been equally critical of the current president, I think:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O68MByaMVdM

MarieP said...

Piper gave a bold sermon against abortion recently (based upon John the Baptist leaping in the womb). In it, he addresses Obama (I certainly pray that he listened to it!) and says he "wept tears of joy" at his inauguration. He took some flack for that from the Reformed community at large.

jps said...

Piper came out strongly against the Gulf war when it first happened. About 1/3 of his congregation left and didn't come back. He is definitely not afraid to stand up against the Republican=Christian stance of many (misguided, in my opinion) American Evangelicals.

I applaud his stand!

James