The Ultimate Aim of the Gospel

Posted: 11/05/2009 in Articles
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GodisthegospelI’ve picked up Piper’s God is the Gospel once again and thought that I’d share a quote about the aim of the Gospel. It really made me think and I’m starting to agree more and more that God IS the Gospel. SO here’s the quote:

The ultimate aim of the gospel is the display of God’s glory and the removal of every obstacle to our seeing it and savoring it as our highest treasure.”

So I was thinking about the quote and came to realise that if this isn’t the ultimate aim of the gospel then any other aim would make us idolaters. If it’s chief aim is to make us feel better about ourselves, or just pain free in heaven, or maybe to get a new and improved body one day, then we are falling short of the ultimate treasure. If we are treasuring something else above God and His glory than the Gospel is no good news. The good news is that we can enjoy the greatest thing in the universe; that is God himself. God has redeemed us to Himself and for Himself and this is indeed the good news!

J. C. Hahne

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Comments
  1. Carri Foote says:

    Yes, Piper does tend to make you really think! My whole thinking is shifting because of him. It makes alot of sense that God IS the Gospel. That must have been His whole purpose for all of creation, for us to see Him through the glory of the Gospel. No wonder Paul went on with adjective after adjective when he was explaining these things.
    Hope you guys are settling in well in Colorado.

  2. J. C. Hahne says:

    Carri – Yeah, It is both very logical and biblical… Piper has been challenged my thinking over the last 15 years… Lots of good stuff…

    Colorado is wonderful… Settling in pretty well.

    Thanks for writing…. and reading.

  3. Carri Foote says:

    While I was shopping at Henry’s tonight it dawned on me that I used the WRONG word in my above post!! So delete the word “expletive”. I can’t think of the right word I meant to use either. But it means adjective after adjective.
    Thanks, Carri

  4. J. C. Hahne says:

    Got it… if you think of the word you were looking for just shooy it my way…

  5. littleservant says:

    Carri, you are so funny! 🙂

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