Evangelism the Sovereignty of God are Book I think that every professing Christian should read this book or at the very least those who go on mission trips evangelistic outings J I Packer deliv
Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God are Book I think that every professing Christian should read this book, or (at the very least) those who go on mission trips/evangelistic outings. J.I. Packer delivers a comprehensive, but still brief, explanation of the seemingly incompatible relationship between human responsibility in evangelism and God’s sovereignty in salvation. There are many Christians who say that believers who emphasize the sovereignty of grace and unconditional election do so to the neglect of human responsibility and divine accountability. (I used to be one of them!) Packer explains how this can be attributed to an incomplete understanding of these two biblical doctrines; they are actually “friends” and work alongside one another. Truly, God is our only hope for the salvation of our friends and family; there is no other way for a dead heart to be made alive or for blind eyes to receive sight but through the power of God’s grace! Yet we are still responsible as bearers of this good news! We must allow these doctrines to exist as they do in Scripture; side by side! Chapter 3 is one of the best essays on evangelism that I’ve ever read, and Chapter 1 is an undeniably effective argument for God’s sovereignty. Packer is thorough yet easy to understand in his points and takes care to avoid misinterpreted extremes in his theology. In reading this book, I feel like I have found a biblically sound explanation of these topics…and I think the Holy Spirit agrees! Thanks to my girlfriend for suggesting this one!. 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 J.I Packer shows in this classic study how both of these attitudes are false In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God s sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evaIf 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 J.I Packer shows in this classic study how both of these attitudes are false In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God s sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it.. Popular Ebook Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God 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 publishing. This is one of the greatest treatments on the subject of how Christians are to reconcile God's sovereignty with man's responsibility, and something I consider an absolute "must-read" for every Christian.Debate has raged for centuries about this topic, yet I know of no more helpful book to address it. Most Christians tend to overemphasize either God's sovereignty or man's responsibility, to the exclusion of the other, but Packer explains that we must not do this. The Bible emphasises BOTH; therefore we must believe and teach both.One of the best sections of the book is Packer's explanation of the difference between paradox and antinomy. A paradox is a figure of speech that seems to unite two opposite ideas, a play on words which creates the appearance of a contradiction. A biblical example is Christ's teaching that those who seek to save their lives will lose them, while those who lose their lives for his sake will find them. The contradiction is in words only; we can see what Jesus meant by this teaching when we give it a little thought.Antinomy is different. As Packer writes, "it is an apparent incompatibility between two apparent truths". This describes the biblical position on God's sovereignty and man's responsibility. The teaching that God is absolutely sovereign over salvation, electing some to become his people before the foundation of the world, appears to be incompatible with the teaching that men are responsible for the choices we make, and will be judged based on our decision to accept or reject Christ as Savior and submit to him as Lord. Yet throughout the New Testament, these two concepts are taught side-by-side as both being true. Grasping the concept of antinomy is key to understanding how these two truths (or, in Spurgeon's words, these "friends") work together.Armed with the knowledge that God is sovereign AND man is responsible, Packer focuses on what this means for the evangelistic efforts of Christians: "Far from making evangelism pointless, the sovereignty of God in grace is the one thing that prevents evangelism from being pointless. For it creates the possibility -- indeed, the certainty -- that evangelism will be fruitful." His thoughtful teaching is both practical and biblical, providing encouragement and impetus for personal and corporate evangelism that is marked by the gospel and driven by prayer.One interesting note about the particular edition of this book which I read comes from the copyright page. Listed among all the other legal jargon is something I don't believe I've seen before: Inter-Varsity Press has copyrighted the "Americanization" of this book in 2008. I'm not entirely sure what that means, but this is a very approachable (and short) book that deserves to be on every Christian's bookshelf.
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