The unassailable home base

Posted: November 22, 2011 by doulos tou Theou in Uncategorized

“Justification by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone does not lead to more sinning. On the contrary, it is the only sure and hopeful base of operations from which the fight against sin can be launched. All the bombers that go out to drop bombs on the strongholds of sin remaining in our lives take off from the runway of justification by faith alone. The missiles that we shoot against the incoming attack of temptation are launched from the base of justification by faith alone. The whole lifelong triumphant offensive called “operation sanctification” – by which we wage war against all the remaining corruption in our lives – is sustained by the supply line of the Spirit that comes from the secure, unassailable home-base of justification by faith alone. And it will be a successful operation – but only because of the unassailable home base.”

-John Piper

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  1. danny says:

    Michael Horton, Rod Rosenblatt and the guys at the White Horse Inn radio show always say when the Gospel and free grace are offered correctly there is almost always the charge of hedonism. They say that’s when you know that you’ve preached the Gospel right.

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