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Feelings are not God

Finally AliveJohn Piper:

“My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God’s word defines truth. My feelings are echoes and responses to what my mind perceives. And sometimes – many times – my feelings are out of sync with the truth. When that happens – and it happens every day in some measure – I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.” (Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again?)

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2 Responses

  1. A much needed truth as it needs to be revealed to our post-modern hearers. Martin Luther wrote:
    “Feelings come and feelings go,
    and feelings are deceiving.
    My warrant is the Word of God:
    naught else is worth believing.”
    I shall subscribe to your blog.

    Randy Mashburn

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  2. Reblogged this on Interpreting the Cosmos and commented:
    Piper says it all right here: to us Western thinkers.

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