John Piper is the Pastor for Preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina.
I would not have paid much attention to this man, if his teachings had not been so incredible anti-Jewish. Lets see what John Piper claims:
Israel has broken covenant with her God and is living today in disobedience and unbelief in his Son and her Messiah. That is why Paul says in Romans 11:28, “As regards the gospel [the good news of the Messiah] they are enemies of God.”
(Used Bible, English Standard version).
Lets take a look at a more “conservative” English translation of the Bible.
As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes.
(Old King James).
There seems like Satan in playing a trick on men like John Piper, and those who make “liberal” translation of the Bible.
That the Jews are enemies of the gospel for OUR sake, is something very different from them being “enemies of god”. I guess Something good came out of God’s partly hardening of their heart.
What men like Piper is doing is to brand the Jews as some kind of Satanists walking on Earth.
Pipers understanding of the Bible, is similar to the understanding of Adolf Hitler. God has always destroyed His enemies, and Hitler felt he just gave God a helping hand during the Holocaust.
Do not listen to neither Hitler nor Piper.
A smart way of twisting scripture, is to delete half of a verse, to make it fit into a man made doctrine.
Since the Jews are loved by God, for the sake of the forefathers, I feel we should listen to God. Let Him deal with men like Hitler and Piper.