Christian Post has a recent transcript of John Piper discussing whether rejecting the doctrine of election is a sin. Piper seems to be saying that rejecting God's idea of election is a sin. Or is he? One blogger on the Christian Post site wonders if what Piper is actually saying is that rejecting the Reformed doctrine of election is a sin. If so this would be scandalous.
Reading both sources I can't quite decide. What I found fascinating, though, is that in the many comments following the blog post practically no-one focuses on the semantics issue. Instead those disagreeing with the blogger either take a somewhat vitriolic ad hominem approach, or else seek to present election as indeed central to orthodoxy. Piper's view aside (and I'd be interested on what conclusions you reached on what he was getting at), it made me realise how, for some Christians, rejection of the Reformed doctrine of election constitutes a sin. Which is scandalous.