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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Yet Packer suggests the ground to occupy in these discussions is in the middle. The only thing I regret skvereignty this book is that it was written prior to the Boston Movement. Packer does not skirt the main issue. It is one of the most practical theology books and only pages! Relocation indicates item packaging and moving of products 1 1 Sep 14, Lists with This Book.

You will enjoy it and be blessed. This was thee excellent treatment of the doctrine of God’s Sovereignty and evangelism.

Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God

After all, if God truly is sovereign, if He does control absolutely everything, what reason is there packef evangelize? Rather than a paradox, we are actually dealing with an antinomy: This mindset is meant to serve readers when Packer later claims that the divine sovereignty of God and human responsibility exist as antimony Though some believe that a high view of God’s sovereignty discourages evangelism and evange,ism fatalism, Packer argues in his book ” Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

One interesting note about the particular edition of this book which I read comes from the copyright page. While Packer achieves his goal, the answer to this common question is both satisfying and unsatisfying at the same time.

Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer

It all sounds a bit glass-half-empty at the moment, but let me spoil the end of the review for you now; you should definitely read this book! While in his first task it can be said that Packer does well at inspiring an evangelistic zeal, dvangelism is harder to determine his success at his second goal because the issues which he attempts to engage were those that existed back in when the book was originally published.


If an evangelist is receiving little traction it is worth examining the method in which the gospel is being presented.

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. Good book that successfully refutes the anti-Calvinist assertion that the doctrines of unconditional election, effectual calling, and particular redemption somehow impede the motivation of evangelism. Somehow, although God is absolutely sovereign, He has ordained that we would be responsible for our involvement in His plans. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, you can do so here.

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Packer clearly explains the relationship between divine sovereignty and human responsibility as an antimony ; gd is, both are true and from the bible and seem to contradict each other, yet they don’t. But it was biblical. Or to put it another way, here is a title that explains the work of God in the affairs of men. 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.

As here in Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J. Paperbackpages.

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While he holds to Anglican tradition which lately has become more liberal in its theology, Packer is known for engaging books and is highly regarded ane evangelistic Christian circles. James Inverness Packer has accomplished just that. If you are inclined to question this last sentence, just read the chapter and form your own opinion: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J. Arminian churches seem to grow much faster than churches based on Calvinist principles. Aug socereignty, Micah Lugg rated it it was amazing Shelves: That reminder made the book worth reading to me. Or does active tue imply that God is not really sovereign at packeg Packer is distinguished by his clear exposition of biblical truth. Get to Know Us. Oct 26, Matthew Hodge rated it really liked it Shelves: For a clearer, more detailed study of this issue, see Gordon H.


Seeing as there are still some controversies as far as the topic of evangelism is concerned, it could be a helpful tool for the evangelistic Christian community worldwide. Without watering it down one bit, he simplifies the message to four main heads namely, God, Sin, Christ, Summons to Repentance and Faith. 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 book.

In his book, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J. It provides a good balance between doctrine, theology and biblical insight into a very important topic. Next, in Divine Sovereignty and Human ResponsibilityPacker shows that these two poles of activity divine and human comprise not a paradox, but an antinomy: I wholeheartedly disagree, as does the Bible. He speaks of the message of evangelism as well as the motive and means for it.

Evangelizing includes the endeavor to elicit a response to the truth taught.

For a cle Good book that sovefeignty refutes the anti-Calvinist assertion that the doctrines of unconditional election, effectual calling, and particular redemption somehow impede the motivation of evangelism. What is the motive evangeoism evangelizing? No trivia or quizzes yet. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

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.

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