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    John Piper to Write Book in Response to N.T. Wright

    NEWS: August 2, 2006. John Piper is writing a new book which he says, "is a response to N. T. Wright on the doctrine of justification. I have no immediate plan to publish it until I get the feedback from critical readers. My motivation in writing it is that I think his understanding of Paul is wrong and his view of justification is harmful to the church and to the human soul. Few things are more precious than the truth of justification by faith alone because of Christ alone. As a shepherd of a flock of God’s blood-bought church, I feel responsible to lead the sheep to life-giving pastures. That is not what the sheep find in Wright’s view of Paul on justification. He is an eloquent and influential writer and is, I believe, misleading many people on the doctrine of justification. I will keep you posted on what becomes of this manuscript." From this essay

    Posted by John on August 5, 2006 06:21 PM


    I had the pleasure of speaking to Bishop Wright in Nassau, Bahamas recently, where he was attending a conference. I told him that I had read that Dr. Piper had stated that he had written him re. his proposed book in response to his view(s) on justification and encouraged him to reply as I deeply respected both men as my "tutors in the faith." He assured me that he had already written a response while actually traveling in a car! He said he really appreciated receiving that letter from Dr. Piper and respected highly because of it, since many who respond to his writings do not normally do so before critiquing/criticizing him! My reply to him was" "That's the kind of man Dr. Piper is!"

    (Pastor) Allan Lee

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