John Piper and Satan: Equating Homosexuality with Enslaving and Raping Girls

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The supernatural monster who orchestrates the kidnapping, enslaving, and thousand-fold drugging, selling, raping, and killing of girls around the globe, is the same one who has masterminded the murderous cultural delusion — from the highest court to the lowest porn-flick — that the practice of sodomy is delightful, not deadly. John Piper, August 3, 2015

Charismatic Calvinist and Christian hedonist John Piper recently said Satan, a fictional being from the Christian Bible, is out to deceive and destroy the masses. But praise be to Jesus, we have John Piper, former pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, watching out for us and ever ready to let us know what this fictional Satan is up to.

Like many fundamentalists, Piper is enraged over the recent U.S Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. What this decision has done is flush out the homophobes and bigots. Unable to contain their outrage, preachers such as Piper expose for all the world to see the hate that lies underneath their theological beliefs:

Lie: “. . . the practice of sodomy is delightful, not deadly.” Behind all the relational descriptions of so-called same-sex marriage is the unspoken fact of “anal or oral copulation,” and in particular, “copulation with a member of the same sex.” That’s the dictionary.com definition of sodomy.

Someone will say: Choosing that word signifies your belligerence toward people with same-sex attraction. No, it signifies my hatred for what can destroy people with same-sex attraction. What destroys people is not same-sex attraction, but the lie that same-sex copulation is delightful, and not deadly.

What is truly belligerent is the promotion of shameful acts as beautiful acts. Belligerent is the right word, because the Bible says that you should “abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul” (1 Peter 2:11). So those who encourage the indulgence of these passions (whatever they are) are making war on souls — they are literally belligerent.

The word sodomy has two advantages: it refers to the act of same-sex copulation, not same-sex orientation; and it still carries the stigma of shamefulness. Those who love people with same-sex attraction should want to preserve the stigma of shameful practices which destroy them — just as we should try to preserve the stigma of stealing and perjury and kidnapping, and fornication, and adultery. It is a gracious thing when a culture puts signs in front of destructive behaviors that read: Don’t go there; it is shameful.

…Lie: “. . . the practice of sodomy is delightful, not deadly.” The second word in this sentence that may be twisted is “practice.” When the Bible links “men who practice homosexuality” with “thieves,” and says that neither will inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9–10), it is important to note two crucial things.

One is that the warning is not sounded against those who are tempted to steal, but who practice stealing — thieves. Similarly the warning is sounded not against those who are tempted to practice homosexuality, but against those who actually do practice it. To be sure, there are all kinds of inward heart-lusts that are sinful, but the focus here is on the practice…

…Lie: “. . . the practice of sodomy is delightful, not deadly.” The third word in this sentence that may be twisted is “deadly.” I am not referring to AIDS or to hate-crimes against people with same-sex attraction. I hate hate-crimes, and I would love to see a cure for AIDS. I am not talking about the painful fallout of sodomy in this world — as real as that is (Romans 1:27).

I am talking about “the second death.” All unforgiven and unforsaken sin is deadly in this sense. It leads to the second death. “As for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8)…

While Piper would like to be thought of as a man who desires to love homosexuals all the way to Jesus, his insistence on using the word sodomy reveals what he really thinks about homosexuals. He knows this word  is patently offensive, yet he uses it anyway. How then is John Piper any different from the Phelps clan and Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas? Just because Piper doesn’t stand of a street corner with a sign that says God Hates Fags doesn’t mean he disagrees with the sentiment.

Piper, like the Phelps clan and Al Mohler, is a Calvinist. The Calvinist God has the world divided into two categories, elect and non-elect, saved and lost. Since Romans 1 intimates that homosexual behavior is a sign of a reprobate mind, why not just come out and say God Hates Fags? Instead, Piper pretends to have love for the sodomites’ souls, deeply desiring to see them come to Jesus:

…In other words, not all practice of sin excludes from the kingdom of God. “All sins will be forgiven the children of man” (Mark 3:28). The sins that exclude from heaven are the sins we keep on pursuing without regarding them as God-dishonoring, and without seeking forgiveness through Jesus, and without making war on them as the enemies of our souls….

…For all those who trust in Christ, Satan is disarmed (Colossians 2:15), because the only thing that condemns us in God’s court is unforgiven sin. And in Christ, sins are forgiven (Acts 10:43). Satan’s accusations against Christians come to nothing. “Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect?” (Romans 8:33).

Therefore, we have the happiest and most horrible news in the world. In Christ there is light and freedom and life. Outside there is darkness and bondage and death. Failure to name the beauty of the light and the dreadfulness of the darkness is an abdication of truth and love…

According to Piper, there will be no homosexuals in heaven. Since our eternal destiny is predestined by God and no homosexual shall inherit the kingdom of God, doesn’t this mean God predetermined that the homosexual would have same-sex attraction?

Piper may say he loves the sodomite, but his theology tells a different story. Surely Piper would agree that the Christian should love what God loves and hate what God hates. Does God hate homosexuals? Does God hate same-sex anal sex but not heterosexual anal sex? Does God hate same-sex oral sex but not heterosexual oral sex? Why does God hate the one and not the other?

Here’s what I think. John Piper is a 69-year-old man who can’t wrap his fundamentalist mind around two men loving each other and desiring to have sex. Like many men of his generation, the very thought of homosexual sex repulses him, and since it does this means God also must be repulsed by it. The Bible gives Piper cover for hating what he can not or will not understand.

Like others of his ilk, Piper thinks “sodomy” is akin to “kidnapping, enslaving, and thousand-fold drugging, selling, raping, and killing of girls.” Here’s an educated man who can’t qualitatively tell the difference between two people of the same-sex loving each other and enslaving and raping girls. I am at a loss as to how to respond to such stupidity.

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  1. Gene Stephens

    Here’s another humdinger from John Piper: that a woman’s duty is to have as much sex with her husband as he wants and thereby keeping him from falling under Satan’s influence.

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  2. Ami

    “Here’s what I think. John Piper is a 69-year-old man who can’t wrap his fundamentalist mind around two men loving each other and desiring to have sex. Like many men of his generation, the very thought of homosexual sex repulses him, and since it does this means God also must be repulsed by it. The Bible gives Piper cover for hating what he can not or will not understand.”
    Bruce Almighty

    “You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.”
    Anne Lamott

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    1. Gene Stephens

      Or when God loves all the things you love, like getting to have sex with your wife whenever you want, regardless of whether she wants to, and calling her an emissary of Satan if she refuses sex.

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      1. Kate Bartlett

        Exactly the same thought crossed my mind Gene.

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  3. Scott

    Piper is also ignorant of law in Minnesota. Prior to Lawrence, “sodomy” in Minnesota included oral sex between men and men, women and women AND between married heterosexual couples as well as anal sex with either gender. Guys like Piper are way too obsessed with the “buttsecs”.

    Piper also thinks his God made statement about that few years ago when the ELCA was having a convention in summer here in Minneapolis and there was a thunderstorm in which a lightning strike hit the tall church tower next to the convention center the same day as a vote about gay clergy. Piper and a number of others who have issues grasping cause and effect and summer thunderstorms, felt the lightning strike was a “sign from God”. So expecting anything but the usual bigotry and stupidity from Piper would be illogical.

    Scott

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  4. That Other Jean

    I don’t get it. If the world is divided into the saved and the lost, and the lost cannot be saved–because Piper thinks God said so–what does he care how the lost find their comfort and companionship while they live? I cannot think of much sadder than people with same-sex attraction remaining alone and celibate all their lives, because they believed that God wanted them that way, then being consigned to hell anyway, because God planned it that way from the beginning. What a screwed up take on religion Piper has. He’s more Calvinist than Calvin. And I’ll bet he’s a bunch of fun at parties.

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  5. JR

    Steven Fry (actor/comedian) argued in a documentary with an African politician who opposed same sex relationships on the grounds that sodomy was wicked. In response to ‘gays want to commit sodomy’ Fry pointed out that being gay and enjoying a same sex relationship had nothing to do with sodomy and everything about the men he falls in love with. Although homosexuals may enjoy analysis sex tjis is not why they enter relationships.

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    1. JR

      Predictive text error:
      *anal sex not analysis sex

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