Quotes (347)

And lest you think that your sins do not deserve this kind of wrath, ponder these four things:

  1. It was one sin alone that brought the entire world under the judgment of God, and brought death upon all people (Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12). And you have not committed one sin, but tens of thousands of sins.
  2. Consider James 2:10, “For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.” Not only have you sinned tens of thousands of times, but each one had in it the breaking of the entire law of God.
  3. Consider Galatians 3:10, “For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, ‘Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.’” The wrath of God’s curse falls on us for not obeying all that is commanded. One failure and the curse falls.
  4. Consider that any offense and any dishonor to an infinitely honorable and infinitely worthy God, is an infinite offense and an infinite dishonor. Therefore, an infinite punishment is deserved.

- John Piper

3 thoughts on “Quotes (347)

  1. This is a great quote – and a point that unregenerate man hates. “I’m a good person” is something so often heard at the lips of the unrepentant.

    Just a question regarding point 4. What sermon did he say this in? I have often heard Todd Friel from WOTMR make a similar point during his evangelism encounters, and I’d like to be able to reference the original source when/if I use it … John Piper, Todd Friel or another?

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