John Piper responds to the Zimmerman verdict

John Piper has now chimed in on the Zimmerman verdict:

“Christians, who have a high view of the Bible and high view of God’s justice, and that Jesus Christ is going to be the judge of all people someday have a very important message because justice will be done… Either the sins of George Zimmerman will be on Jesus on the cross because George Zimmerman has humbled himself, repented of his sin, trusted in Jesus, and made Him his Lord and Savior by faith, or he will suffer in hell, forever, for all of his sins, including these – that’s the choice in front of all of us.”

Not sure if Piper is talking about the specific ‘sin’ of the shooting, or Zimmerman’s sin in general.

Your thoughts?

Should Piper has said anything, or just left this subject alone?


PS – there is always great comfort (and sometimes great trepidation) in the fact that Christ will judge all people someday.  But for the non-Christian who ‘doesn’t have a high view of the Bible and God’s justice), these words don’t really make much sense.  For them, they want justice now, now later.



  • Jeff Ruble July 22, 2013 Reply

    I think that piper was trying to defuse a time bomb. Un like some leaders who have been throwing gas on the fire.

    Like I told my twelve old son. Only God knows what happen on that night. He knew the thoughts of each man involved.So it is better to let God handle that. In the mean time we need to pray for trayvon’s family ad well as Zimmerman.

    Because if Zimmerman is not saved he’ll have to stand before God for his motivations behind the killing. If he is saved he has to work that out between hlmself and God. In the mean time we should be judging ourselves because of our motives. After all hating someone is the same ad murder wit God.

  • Chuck July 22, 2013 Reply

    A jury examined the evidence and concluded it was not murder or a hate crime. Lets leave it at that. Ultimately all unbelievers will stand before a just God and answer for their lives. God knows all of our hearts and only believing the gospel, I Cor 15:1-4 will pay the price of redemption for any of us.

  • Trapper July 22, 2013 Reply

    Odd…one would have expected Piper to say, “Our great and glorious sovereign god must have wanted Trayvon dead, George free, and people rioting or else it wouldn’t have happened, so who are you to ask or complain about it? Know your role, shut your mouth, and keep praising the great and glorious sovereign creator of all that exists and happens for what he personally orchestrated in this event, lest I proclaim you ungrateful and possibly even unregenerate!”

  • Gary Sweeten July 22, 2013 Reply

    To whom is Mr. Piper speaking? And why say such curious and easily misunderstood things to a nation in pain? Did he think he was in a debate with a Armenian? Isn’t it best for famous people to be silent and simply pray for the families?

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