Piper on the Aim of the Cross

“The ultimate aim of the cross—the death of Jesus—is not the forgiveness
of sins, nor the justification of the ungodly, nor the removal of God’s wrath, nor deliverance from hell, as infinitely precious as those are. They are all
means to the ultimate end. Peter tells us the ultimate end: He ‘suffered … that he might bring us to God.’ The presence of God. The sight of God. The knowledge
of God. The enjoyment of God. Christ died to bring us here, though none of us do now, or ever will, deserve to be here.”

John Piper in Money, Sex, and Power


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