Critical Spirit? Claudia from NC, we are talking about the very gospel of Jesus Christ itself and a direct denial of it coming from John Piper, and then attempts by his supporters to enlist Reformers and Reformed theologians on his side of this controversy. Pathos has to accompany such a thing because the eternal destinies of people's souls are at stake. The one true gospel is at stake. Would you say Paul had a "critical spirit" when he wrote this: Galatians 5:12 "I wish that those who are troubling you would even mutilate themselves."
Sermon with a Critical spirit Hi there! I just listened to Pastor Hinesâ€™s sermon on his opinion on John Piperâ€™s message. Regardless of whether he agrees or not, I donâ€™t think his critical and harsh spirit helps or honors God when it comes to handling the truth of God. Weâ€™re talking about a believer here for whom Christ died. I think Pastor Hines would be more effective if there was more humility in his speech. Thank you.