He is author of more than 50 books, including Reading the Bible Supernaturally.
Yet, in the most appalling and unwitting bondage, the whole world willingly “follows the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience” (Ephesians 2:2).
He told me some strange things about work when he was sloshed. His pickup truck once mysteriously blew up after he told me about some energy devices that reduced gas mileage to almost nothing. In my perverted neighbor's absence I sought my father's affection. How many kids could I trash before I had to kill myself I wondered? Even when these kids beat me up I could not make myself hit them. Pain didn't faze me I cut my own arms with razorblades. It is that choice of sin that compels people in sin to confuse others that accept their sin with being loved and accepted as a human being. It is sin itself as God defines sin, that causes death, abuse, sadism, fear and pain. We don't have to tolerate and entertain any desire/thought that leads our mind away from Goodness.
My father would come home with weird rashes from work. It is people who identify themselves with sin, by choice. To make a social allowance for sin also effects the spirit realms, and it hurts even if you don't feel it now, personally.
John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.
For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.