InterVarsity Press. P.O. Box , Downers Grove, IL World Wide Web: E-mail: [email protected] by J. I. Packer. If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all?. Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all? J.I. Packer shows in this classic study how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful.
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The bulk of the book is found in this chapter, and it is excellent. Skip to main content. Clark’s “Religion, Reason, and Revelation. Sponsor Show Your Support. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.
Seriously, after personally hearing that those who hold to God sovereignty in salvation shouldn’t believe in evangelism, this book does an excellent and fair job of completely destroying that false premise.
Belief in the sovereignty of God in evangelism should cause us to pray above all else, as we are not the cause of salvation – God is. However, the book cripples its own argument by an odd insistence that the truths of God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility form an insoluble antinomy in Scripture.
Read back inand just read evanngelism in The single question that concerns the book is pretty much contained within its title.
Review: “Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God” by JI Packer
If you want a really good book on evangelism and the role evanelism believers play and the ultimate role God plays – I would suggest picking this book up and reading it. Depending on the background of the reader, this book could be either eye-opening, infuriating, or a great way to refocus on the fundamentals of evangelism. Most Christians tend to overempha I recently re-read this “classic” if that word can apply to books while the authors are still living since this year marks the 50th anniversary of its slvereignty.
Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Packer is author of the best selling Christian classic Knowing God. Divine sovereignty and human responsibility are not enemies but allies.
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Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God
In spite of this, in the next breath I found Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God to be inherently satisfying. If someone asks me for a book on the sovereignty sovereigntt God, I recommend this one. The author takes the first half of the book to explain three truths can exis Depending on the background of the reader, this book could be either eye-opening, infuriating, or a great way to refocus on the fundamentals of evangelism.
What is the motive for evangelizing? He says elsewhere that theology is “for doxology and devotion” – that is, for the theologian to rejoice in worship and go deep in faithful obedience to their God.
Truly a must read. If we overemphasise God’s sovereignty, our evangelism ceases all together as unnecessary. Everything I’ve ever read from the pen of James Innell Packer has been pure gold. This is ans short read and a helpful treatment of Sogereignty sovereignty and man’s responsibility.
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God’s sovereignty motivates me to go forth in boldness, declaring The Gospel, knowing that some will be saved by His grace. When we come across what we assume to be a contradiction, namely nad a God will save whomever he chooses, and b we are called to evangelize i in order for them to be saved, we ought to pause to consider. Learn more about Amazon Prime.
If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize?
Biblical fundamentals in an inclusive format, perfect for starting conversations. He deals with what he calls the “antinomy” – that is, two clear truths standing in apparent contradiction to one another.
If God is sovereign and in control, and will save whomever he has predestined to save, then why would anyone bother to evangelize? The author, who is a well-known evangelical author, theologian, and pastor, adroitly explains in understandable terms the interdependence of the work of God and man in the process of evangelism. The biblical account holds both these truths together, therefore our intellectual framework must be able to do likewise.
Ironically, I think Packer, in this very book, does a pretty good job of showing how the two doctrines logically cohere. Get to Know Us.