Just a couple of hours ago John Piper has posted the following to SoundCloud. Highlights below.
- Piper strongly affirms that he has benefited from MacArthur’s ministry
- Piper confirms that he does indeed advocate obedience to 1 Corinthians 12:31, “earnestly desire the higher gifts,” 1 Corinthians14:1, “earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy,” and 1 Corinthians 14:39, “earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues,” and personally tries to obey these verses especially when preaching.
- He believes 1 Corinthians 14:25 can happen in a moment during preaching.
- He does believe in prophecy for exegetical reasons
Piper has also commented further about what he feels are his exegetical reasons for believing prophecy is valid for today: