The Bondage of the Will, the Sovereignty of Grace, and the Glory of God

Speakers: John Piper Year: 2016 Session: Main Session

At the heart of Martin Luther’s theology is the conviction that human beings are totally dependent on God’s omnipotent grace to rescue us from the bondage of the will by creating and decisively fulfilling every inclination to believe and obey. Are the debates about the freedom of the will and the bondage of the will peripheral to the church? Were they during the Reformation? Is our working added to God’s working or is our working God’s working? Just how fallen and sinful are human beings? Piper explores something of the depths of human depravity in this talk.


Speaker

John Piper serves as founder and lead teacher at Desiring God and is chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, Piper served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He has authored more than 50 books, and more than 30 years of his preaching and writing are available free of charge at desiringGod.org. Piper resides in the Minneapolis area with his wife of 52 years, and has five children and 14 grandchildren.