John Piper

Christian Post Guest Columnist

Is It Important for Me to Become a Member of My Local Church?

I think the answer is that you should be a church member. But that's not even a clear word—what does "member" mean? The local church—not just the global church, but the local church—is a body. There's global membership in the body universal, and there's local membership in the body where I'm a finger or an eye or an ear or a foot.

Why Is Homosexuality Wrong?

With every sin there are multiple levels of why it's offensive to God and to be avoided. The simplest is clearly to say the Bible says it is. And we should start there; and if we can go deeper, that's good. The question "Why would the Bible say that?" is multi-layered.

Do You Believe We Should Cast Out Demons Today?

I do, and I think there is a steady state, normal way to go about it. Occasionally you see a manifestation of demonic power that is so in your face and so possessive and controlling of a person's life that an extraordinary intervention and exorcism is called for.

Are Christians Under the 10 Commandments?

You are in Christ Jesus and he fulfilled the law perfectly. He covered all your sins. Now, shall we sin that grace may abound? Paul says, "Dead men don't sin." If you've died to sin, how can you still live in it?