If the Bible Has Been Added To, Can We Trust It? – John Piper Answers

If the Bible Has Been Added To, Can We Trust It? (Listen Here)

Interview by John Piper


Audio Transcript

large_if-the-bible-has-been-added-to-can-we-trust-it-dkfsdkxvA listener to the podcast writes in. “Pastor John, how can I trust the Bible if there have been so many add-ins, such as Mark 16:9–20 and John 7:53–8:11 and 1 John 5:7–8. If these verses have been added into the Bible, and should not have been, how do we know other things have not been added into the Bible as well?”

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Thoughts and Our Personal Response to the Refugee Crisis, and Everything Else

cropped-wallpaper-black-wood (1)It seems today more than ever, opinions of mankind are absolutely everywhere we turn. Now, I could begin to set out on a discourse to rationalize our personal beliefs and then shine the spotlight of the Scriptures onto every single opinion being thrown around, especially regarding the current refugee crisis. But I am NOT going to do this.

Instead, I want to simply ask a few personal questions to every single reader, this of course to myself first, and these directed at those who profess to be Christians:

What is our true motives, as these stand bare before God, regarding our “need” and/or “compulsion” to share our opinions? Are we claiming a bold stance, either for or against, and in doing so disprove our “loving” stance as we slam other professing Christ-followers? Is the love, grace, patience that we boast about for person or people “XYZ” equally strong regarding person or people of “ABC” to whom we are so quick to “spout” out our opinions? Really, are we a people seeking our every word, deed and thought to glorify our God and to edify, sometimes ever so gently so as not to “break the bruised reed“? Continue reading “Thoughts and Our Personal Response to the Refugee Crisis, and Everything Else”

Trusting God

It seems like in this last hour in which we providentially find ourselves privileged to live and serve for the glory of God and His eternal purposes, there are many who are in great need, whether it be because of extreme poverty and persecution to living in the Western world and culture of the day. … Continue reading Trusting God