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What Is Your Capacity for Mystery?

What Is Your Capacity for Mystery?

In twelve minutes, John Piper pulls apart some of the tensions between Calvinism and Ariminianism. Believing the whole Bible, with all of its varied pieces, is not a small or simple thing. A theology that makes sense of all of Scripture will require a great deal of mystery. Are we willing to admit that the Bible can say two things that seem to our minds to be contradictory and, in the end, not contradict each other after all?

Look at the Book is John Piper’s latest effort to help teach you to read the Bible for yourself. It’s an ongoing series of 8–12 minute videos in which the camera is on the text, not the teacher.

As part of this new initiative, Desiring God is catalyzing regional events focused on certain passages of Scripture. Below, you can find all four sessions from our Look at the Book weekend on Romans 9.

The Word of God Has Not Failed

Session 1: Has the Word of God Failed? (Romans 9:1–5)

Session 2: God’s Good Purpose in Election (Romans 9:6–13)

Session 3: God Has Mercy on Whomever He Wills (Romans 9:14–18)

Session 4: My Heart’s Prayer to God for You (Romans 9:19–10:4)

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