College of Arts and Sciences
Soteriology, Calvinism, Reformed Theology, Philosophy
Christianity | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Zigan, Joshua, "Why John Piper’s Doctrine of Salvation Is Incompatible with Scripture" (2021). Senior Honors Theses. 1126.
This thesis details and responds to a biblical contradiction created by John Piper’s soteriology. The contradiction is characterized by God’s operation in salvation according to Piper and the biblical doctrine of God’s nature. The Christian God and the inerrancy of the Bible are presupposed.
An argument is posed showing the contradiction using Scripture and Piper’s soteriology. Conclusions made are (1) that Scripture implicitly teaches that all people possess the free will to choose whether to have faith in Christ and repent, (2) no person possesses the ability to save himself, (3) faith in Christ and repentance are the only two things required of the human response for salvation, (4) faith and repentance are distinct from good works, and (5) God alone saves.