A Simple Case of Eisegesis


It is far too common among us, that when a well respected preacher speaks, his followers fail to examine his statements in light of the counsel of God.  Is this preacher, in this case, making a solid argument from a text or texts in the Bible, or is he bringing his own ideas into the text and attempting to make them fit?  I think if we examine this short clip of John Piper defending the idea that the gift of tongues speaking as it is commonly “practiced” today (meaning the mindless babbling of sounds that have no correlation to any real language), we will find that he in no way draws his conclusions from the text of the Bible itself, but rather comes to the Bible with the intent of finding some justification for the practice.

Our first hint comes early as he says he has “heard stories” of someone…

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