The Good of the Gospel

Posted: March 31, 2015 in Uncategorized

What is the ultimate good of the gospel? John Piper writes,

When I say that God Is the Gospel I mean that the highest, best, final, decisive good of the gospel, without which no other gifts would be good, is the glory of God in the face of Christ revealed for our ever-lasting enjoyment. The saving love of God is God’s commitment to do everything necessary to enthrall us with what is most deeply and durably satisfying, namely himself (Piper, God Is the Gospel,13).

Or,

The ultimate good of the gospel is seeing and savoring the beauty and value of God (Piper, God Is the Gospel, 56)

The good news of forgiveness, justification, redemption, salvation, etc. is that all these things clear the way for you to be reconciled with the most satisfying person in the universe. And that most satisfying person is the God of the Bible. Through the blood of Jesus and by the wonder-working power of the Spirit, God has reconciled us to himself (2 Cor. 5:18–20).

That is the greatest good of the good news.

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