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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Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God Paperback. He deals with what he calls the “antinomy” – that is, two clear truths standing in apparent contradiction to one another.
Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Evangelism, he says, without God’s sovereignty, would be a complete and total waste of time with no hope of success, but in fact God’s sovereignty should fill us with great confidence as we share our faith. This book is no exception. Click here to sign up. The author takes the first half of gov book to explain three truths can exis Depending on the background of the reader, this book could pqcker either eye-opening, infuriating, or a great way to refocus on the fundamentals of evangelism.
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evnagelism Conclusion Overall, Packer does accomplish his main goal as previously stated, however it is done at the expense of some critical thinking for lack of a better term. Rather a Christian should always look to learn more and gain a deeper understanding of scripture. It is against this backdrop that J. Tension arises when my reality and your reality differ, but rather than work out the differences we just ignore the tension, as if it would just go away.
I think, when it comes to evangelism, bad habits sneak in often. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. My favorite thing about this book is watching how Packer does theology.
Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God
Packer simply answers the issue – if God has already predestined things, why evangelise? From AudioFile While not “deep” theology, this is an erudite and thoughtful discussion of evangelism in the context of God’s sovereignty. Thanks to my girlfriend for suggesting this one!
Packer does not skirt the main pacer. After outlining the evangelistic events vs evangelistic weekly services debate, Packer provides an exhaustive list of questions to ask of any effort. If we overemphasise human responsibility in salvation, our evangelism becomes nothing but method and technique to manipulate a response. While he holds gid Anglican tradition which lately has become more liberal in its theology, Soveereignty is known for engaging books gov is highly regarded in evangelistic Christian circles.
Whether you believe in election or not, this is a important read to combat against such a false premise that God’s sovereignty and evangelism can’t go hand and hand. Packer ends his book by providing some practical thoughts to readers about how to move forward based upon the information he provided. You May Also Like.
Packer does an awesome job at holding the two concepts of man’s responsibility and divine sovereignty together in truth. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Is there a better way to relate the message to the current circumstances of the listener? Product details Audio CD Publisher: See all reviews. It strengthened my belief in the sovereignty of God, encouraged me to engage in evangelim, and shepherded my heart closer to Christ.
What is the evangelistic message? While some ideas within scripture may seem to be an antimony, Packer presents them rather as a paradox which he says are two separate things The supposition seems to be that you cannot evangelize evzngelism unless you are prepared to pretend while you are doing it that the doctrine of divine sovereignty is not true. The single question that concerns the book is pretty much contained within its packsr.
The Master Plan of Evangelism. Of course, the details here matter. The author warns against both extremes trying to evangelize on our own power using the latest techniques and foregoing evangelism altogether because it it God who turns hearts and presents a solid Biblical middle ground. While not “deep” theology, this is an erudite and thoughtful discussion of evangelism in the context of God’s sovereignty.
I shall try to make it evident that this is nonsense. No, not as an acronym for the five points of Calvinism, just start picturing the flowers. This is evident right from the introductory words, which calmly argue that if you pray at all then you believe God is sovereign even if you like to argue with Calvinists in the debating chamber. Finally Packer delves into the most profound issue — how do we view evangelism in light of God’s sovereignty?
As we humbly submit to scripture, we must acknowledge that there are areas of our understanding that will be insufficient. It is short enough to be read quickly, but packed with such solid theology that it can be read over and over with new benefits.
I won’t attempt to summarize the book but rather will encourage anyone wanting to challenge their understanding of evangelism in light of who God is to read this great soveriegnty. The truths contained here are profound, and yet made simple. 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. The great strength of this style is the end result; as the truths of Scripture are put forward, you become convinced by the sheer reasonableness of the argument.
In addition, it cannot be said that it is impossible to resolve apparent antimony within scripture because one has reached the limit of human knowledge as far as scripture is concerned. In his usual style, he peppers in Scripture explaining it clearly along the way.