Thoughts on the Way Home

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Goal of Our Salvation


“Forgiveness of sins and justification are good news because they remove obstacles to the only lasting, all-satisfying source of joy: Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is not merely the means of our rescue from damnation; he is the goal of our salvation. If he is not satisfying to be with, there is no salvation. He is not merely the rope that pulls us from the threatening waves; he is the solid beach under our feet, and the air in our lungs, and the beat of our heart, and the warm sun on our skin, and the song in our ears, and the arms of our beloved.”

— John Piper
"What is the Christian Gospel?"
(Minneapolis, Minn.: Desiring God Ministries, June 5, 2002)

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