Friday, January 06, 2012

John Piper: Lacking Propriety and Defending Women Teachers While Hailing Warren's Agreement

Demonstrating "Bad company corrupts good character":

Piper's mind goes directly to sex when the interview begins his question. Piper lacks wisdom and propriety now, something a mature believer, especially a seasoned pastor, should have. The downgrade of Piper continues.

1Co 15:33  Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals." 34  Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame. 

Moreover, note Piper's feminism and uses Rick Warren as one who actually understands the proper role of women. Rick Warren is a lost soul who not only has no understanding of proper roles, but has no understanding of the Gospel.

Then we get to Piper defending women teachers. Like other Reformers, he thinks ok for women to teach men, as long as its not in the "office" of elder. That's not what Scripture states. Women aren't to teach men spiritual things. That is to say, women are not to be teachers. Discussions are one thing when done under the immediate authority of say, the Sunday  School teacher right there, for example. However that is NOT what Beth Moore has done in all the years she's taught. She has taught men at her church AS A TEACHER for years now. Teaching on a platform IS teaching "with authority" and because Eve was deceived, God prohibits women from doing this. Can women share their wisdom? Yes. But again, not as a teacher and not with authority---"title" or not. Women are sneaky. They can be authoritative or dominate even without the title. THIS is what we must be careful with.

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