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Piper on visiting another church

Piper writes about his recent visit to a mainline protestant church…

  • A magnificent building.
  • A magnificent choir singing, “Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of he world, have mercy on us” (in Latin).
  • A closing hymn, “Lord, I want to be a Christian.”
  • Three women pastors on the platform and two men.
  • Pews filled with well-to-do looking folks.

What made my visit heart-wrenching was that the children’s choir sang these words—trust me, I am copying them from the bulletin—“Birds and trees, people and plants, dolphin and whale all lives are equal. . . . Sister Rain, Brother Stone bring us back to our true home.”

So when I stand at my study window that looks out over the downtown cityscape of Minneapolis, I pray: “O God, have mercy on us. Send a shocking revival to the churches—and a great awakening to this city. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.”

You can read the enirety of the blog post here.

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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