. . . But only if you really listen to the whole presentation without stoping to criticize and if you also listen to the rest of the series here. (see links to parts 2-6 at bottom)
And also, only if the Spirit of God gives you spiritual ears to hear in your heart and give you repentance to the true God. (see Acts 16:14; John 6:44; Ephesians 2:1-5; John 8:34; 2 Corinthians 4:5-6)
Pastor Piper does not say anything about Islam, so a Muslim cannot say that this is a Tu quoque (“You Too!”) argument. It is more about “first steps” in understanding the Incarnation, Atonement, and the Trinity.
The last half is especially important; the part about God being love (see 1 John 4:8-21 – there is no love without the doctrines of the Father and the Son and their relationship of giving to humans in the incarnation and the propitiatory atonement through the working of the Holy Spirit in hearts of people from all nations. See also John 14; 16; and Revelation 5:9) and the most loving thing God can do is give Himself to you in spiritual relationship and spiritual joy; and that it is loving for God to seek to glorify Himself in all things – this all is profound and helps explain the doctrines of the Incarnation and the Trinity.
One of the reasons I say this might help Muslims understand is because of what happened earlier at Paul Bilal Williams blog. (No longer there; Paul B. Williams deleted this blog. Note: I had to delete the old links to Paul William’s old blogs, as they are no longer there and also there seems to be some kind of spyware virus warnings there.)
Paul Williams, a Muslim, accused Anthony Rogers of committing the logical fallacy of Tu Quoque (Latin: “You Also” ) – but it was Paul’s article on supposed inherent idolatry in Christianity that seemed to be a response to Anthony’s first article,
“Paul Williams Unknown and Unknowable God”, which is an answer to Paul’s post on my posting the hilarious video on heresies of the Trinity. (at a different blog that I sometimes post on, called “Beggar’s All Reformation”.)
Anthony’s first article in this series – that the god of Islam is unknowable is not committing the “you Too” fallacy, because scholarly Sunni Islam admits that Allah is unknowable as a person, whereas the heart of Christianity is that God glorifies Himself by giving Himself to His people from all nations by the incarnation and atonement, and that self-giving love and glorification is only known through the incarnation and atonement, and so, these truths help explain the Trinity.
So we say God is Trinitas Unitas (Three in One), because God is Love (1 John 4:8-21); and since even Abbas admitted, “God is not love; rather He created love”, then Anthony’s first article was not “tu quoque”.
Abbas wrote: “God is above Love and is not Love but created Love.”
The last comment as of this moment at the St. Patrick’s bad analogies post: (no longer there, as Williams has deleted his blogs several times since 2015-2017.