I returned to read Talbott vs. Piper in, “On Predestination, Reprobation, and the love of God.”
Piper loathes Bell’s God and says he is in love with the God of Jonathan Edwards, that all his biblical studies in seminary led him to love. I guess even early on he did not think it possible for us to be brother/sisters in Christ,if I’m understanding him correctly. A tweet like his to Rob Bell was a long time coming and exemplifies his feelings that we aren’t brothers in Christ.
I have to admit, after reading this paper, I don’t feel like we are brothers (or sisters)in Christ either. Piper’s belief system is too opposite what love is for me.Is it ok if I say farewell John Piper? What kind of relationship, realisticly, are we to have with so many Christians these days that believe this way and probably really do loathe the God of love, prefer the angry God of Jonathan Edwards? Are we not deceived to think we have any fellowship with that?