No, John Piper, God Doesn’t Kill Babies Because Their Dad Looked At Porn by B L Corley

No, John Piper, God Doesn’t Kill Babies Because Their Dad Looked At Porn by B L Corley

Piper is a crackpot Calvinist preacher who is, for some reason, don’t ask me why because I don’t see it, revered by a lot of Christians.

But he holds to some weird or repugnant views, such as refuted on this page by a guy named Corley.

(Link): No, John Piper, God Doesn’t Kill Babies Because Their Dad Looked At Porn by B L Corley

Nov 2016

…On a recent episode of (Link): Ask Pastor John, a distraught father wrote in and asked about his wife’s recent miscarriage and his struggle with looking at pornography.

Here’s what the man asked:

“Pastor John, did God cause, or would God cause, my wife to miscarry our child because I have a struggle with lust and pornography? I have a lot of guilt right now, and I don’t know how to think about God’s discipline and punishment for my sin. I’m very confused, please help.”

Piper’s answer was lengthy, and ultimately was, “I don’t know if God killed your baby because you looked at porn.” But the mere fact that Piper doesn’t know if his god would do something like this should be enough to reject his entire belief system.

While Piper claimed to not know for sure, he laid out the case that killing a baby because you looked at porn would not be outside of God’s character…

…Piper reminds me of something I’ve long believed: the Calvinist doctrine of God is far closer to Islam than Christianity.

In a Christian doctrine of God, God is restrained in what he can do– for example, he cannot lie, he cannot deny himself, etc.

However, Islamic theology, it is believed Allah can do “whatever he wills” which is the same position of Calvinism– God can do whatever God wants, and we have no right to question the morality of any of these actions.

( read the rest )

Can I just say that part of the problem I see with Piper her – apart from all the ones that should be so glaringly obvious – is that this real-life heartache and tragedy for this man and his wife are treated like abstractions by Piper, as nothing more than an intellectual exercise. I am afraid this is true for most Calvinists and other horrible types of Christians, such as legalistic Independent Fundamentalist Baptists.

A letter or e-mail from this guy, asking about his wife’s miscarriage, is nothing but a philosophical exercise for Piper, a chance to sit back, chew things over, and think about the Bible. I don’t get the impression that Piper actually gives a damn about this guy or the guy’s wife loss or feelings.

How or why anyone can find Piper appealing I do not know. Why do people keep writing him for advice about anything?

Like I’ve blogged on before in regards to Pat Robertson…

Women: Stop Asking Pat Robertson For Romantic Relationship Advice – Whether You Are Divorced or Single 

Your pet dog could probably give you better relationship, spiritual, or life advice than a John Piper, Pat Robertson, or any other famous Christian.

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