Sunday, November 25, 2007
Recently, New Testament scholar Ben Witherington has criticized John Piper and the forthcoming "New Testament Theology" by Tom Schriener. Justin Taylor provides a link to a brief but helpful response to Witherington by Piper (Piper Responds to Witherington). Inexplicably, Dr. Witherington challenges the notion that God acts primarily to magnify Himself. I say, "inexplicably" because do not the Scriptures clearly affirm God's commitment to the furthering of His glory? Witherington calls this simply a projection of our own narcisism upon God. What he does not understand (astonishingly) is that of all beings in the universe God is the only One worthy to seek His glory. Indeed, it is a positive good for God to seek His own glory.