By John Piper
WHY? an important questions a person can ask are: Why used to be Jesus Christ crucified? Why did he endure loads? What has this to do with me? ultimately, who despatched him to his sdeath? the reply to the final query is that God did. Jesus used to be God's Son. The soreness was once unsurpassed, however the entire message of the Bible ends up in this resolution. The critical factor of Jesus' demise isn't the reason, however the meaning-God's that means. that's what this e-book is set. John Piper has accrued from the hot testomony fifty purposes. no longer fifty reasons, yet fifty purposes-in solution to an important query that every people needs to face: What did God in attaining for sinners like us in sending his Son to die?
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This is the only cleansing agent in the universe that can give the conscience relief in life and peace in death. 51 17 Why Jesus Came to Die: To Obtain for Us All Things That Are Good for Us He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32 love the logic of this verse. Not because I love logic, but because I love having my real needs met. The two halves of Romans 8:32 have a stupendously important logical connection.
Why is this the essence of the good news? Because we were made to experience full and lasting happiness from seeing and savoring the glory of God. If our best joy comes from something less, we are idolaters and God is dishonored. He created us in such a way that his glory is displayed through our joy in it. The gospel of Christ is the good news that at the cost of his Son’s life, God has done everything necessary to enthrall us with what will make us eternally and ever-increasingly happy, namely, himself.
Not because these things don’t happen to Christians, but because “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37). What then does it mean that because of Christ’s death for us God will certainly with him graciously give us “all things”? It means that he will give us all things that are good for us. All things that we really need in order to be conformed to the image of his Son (Romans 8:29). All things we need in order to attain everlasting joy. It’s the same as the other biblical promise: “My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).