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If this weren’t a screenshot and you could click the link to Piper’s audio, he would explain there that what he means is that God is not a biological entity, that he has no physical body, no male features, no form at all, etc.   But really he means more than that: he means to make you into an atheist.  Let me explain.

You see, in Judaism and in Calvinism they are very insistent on this notion that God has no form.  He’s not in the shape of a man at all.  They preach a lot of sermons about how “God is not an old man with a beard” and “God is not a king sitting on a throne.”   The Bible lies, according to them, when it says anything about God’s arm or God’s hands, God’s eyes.  Jews go so far as to insistent that in the Torah when it says God spoke, God did not speak but created a noise!  And look how many Jews are atheists: 99.9% of them.  About the same percentage of Calvinist youths become militant anti-Christian atheists.

Now, obviously, God is not a biological entity. He doesn’t have a physical body like ours. (We’re talking about the Father. Obviously Jesus is still incarnate.)  But does that mean he doesn’t have form?  Does that mean he is just a formless blob?

You see, Jews and Calvinists hate the idea of a personal God.  Assert that God has no form, is not in the form of a human being, and viola, God is no longer a personal God, but just an impersonal force.  Use the force Luke.  George Lucas was a Jew.

In John 4:24, it says plainly: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”   But can’t spirits have form?

Well, the apostles obviously thought so!  In Matthew 14:26 when they saw Jesus walking on the water and thought he was a spirit:

And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.

So spirits can have form.

God being a spirit does not mean he is a formless blob.  God is a spirit who has human form, or rather, we are flesh-beings made in the image of his form which he has although being a spirit.

This is how he can sit on a throne, and Jesus can sit at his right hand.  He does have personal form. He is a personal God.  He is not a formless blob like that mold growing in your refrigerator.  Praise Jehovah!

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences” (i.e. the Calvinists) “contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.” (Romans 16:17)

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