John Piper on Covenant Succession and Overemphasis on Conversion Narrative for Children

It is a magnificent thing when an old man can stand and say, “God has been my hope from my youth on. I have seen sore troubles, but have never been forsaken, and by God’s grace have never forsaken Him.” That is what I want my sons to say in 70 years. I don’t want them to have to give any glowing conversion story. I want them to say, just like I hope to say myself with the Psalmist, “For thou, O Lord, art my hope; my trust, O Lord, from my youth” (71:5).

This is found in the following sermon: link.

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2 comments on “John Piper on Covenant Succession and Overemphasis on Conversion Narrative for Children
  1. Verse 6 as well: “Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you.” (Psa 71:6)

    • Yep Nick, I wonder if Piper left that out intentionally because of the implications??? Children would be taught to sing this, right? Would this not assume that at least in a didactic sense God wants us our children to believe that they objectively belong to Him and have done so sense the womb?

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