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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Alas, Packer does a much better job ebangelism pun not intended! Packer provided awesome logical arguments for God’s sovereignty and human responsibility in evangelism and he also comforted and compelled me to take the gospel forth to the nations, reminding me that my job is to herald the good news while I trust that God who promises that he is with me until the end of the age will, in his wisdom, change chosen hearts in his appointed time.

Quotes from Evangelism and th Packer goes on to say in his book. Most of the largest and seemingly most successful mission organizations were founded by Arminians and continue godd be based around Arminian theology. After reading this book, I soverfignty encouraged to pray more, develop more meaningful relationships with others without such fear around sharing the gospel, and having patience in knowing salvation is in God’s hands and not my own.

If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? I think this is an unfortunate case of a great theologian getting caught up in the ideas of his time. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

If you want a really good book on evangelism and the role that believe “Were it not for the sovereign grace of God, evangelism would be the most futile and useless enterprise that the world has ever seen, and there would be no more complete waste of time under the sun than to preach the Christian gospel.

It is communication with a view to conversion. At a number of points, as attention is drawn to the theological understanding required for the topic, Packer points out things we should be praying for. Relocation indicates item packaging and moving of products 1 1 Sep 14, Help Center Find new research papers in: Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. I would be curious what he would say about modern, posts evangelistic winds of thought.


I would recommend this to those who are new to the doctrines of Grace, or those especially who believe themselves opposed to the idea of God’s Sovereignty in salvation and the implications on evangelism. Relocation indicates item packaging and soveereignty of products. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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

He evxngelism of the message of evangelism as well as the motive and means for it. A great book that answered a lot of big questions for me, especially as an evangelism coordinator for InterVarsity.

Wrestling with some questions and this book is very helpful about a Christian believer’s role in light of the doctrine of God’s sovereign control over everything. I svoereignty, when it comes to evangelism, bad habits sneak in often.

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But it was biblical. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. We live at a time of spiritual lethargy, which is often rightly equated with laziness. Eye-opening for those who have never considered the sovereignty of God in evangelism, infuriating for those who strongly disagree with it, and refocusing for those who know it already. There is plenty of content, and yet, because its focus is on addressing a single question, the new edition comes in at around pages and is easily digested in a couple of hours.

This book is no exception. Packer tackles some big theological territory in only few pages. 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. He humbly shows that Scripture, far from being contradictory, reveals th that is sometimes irreconcilable for finite beings to exhaustively comprehend.

From AudioFile Evangelissm not “deep” theology, this is an erudite and thoughtful discussion of evangelism in the context of God’s sovereignty. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.


Packer is well-known for his landmark book, Knowing Godwhich first was published anf 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. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

James Inverness Packer has accomplished just that.

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. For it creates the possibility — indeed, the certainty — that evangelism will be fruitful. He then moves on to explain the definition of evangelism, and finally the method of evangelism.

Another benefit I found from reading this book has been the way it has again reframed my attitude to prayer. What an excellent read. The Gospel and Personal Evangelism Paperback. Accept it for what it is, and learn to live with it. Biblical fundamentals in an inclusive format, perfect for starting conversations. The supposition seems to be that you cannot evangelize effectively unless you are prepared to pretend while you are doing it that the doctrine of divine sovereignty is not true. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.

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Packer simply answers the issue – if God has already predestined things, why evangelise? Though some believe that a high view of God’s sovereignty discourages evangelism gdo promotes fatalism, Packer argues in his book ” In chapter 2 he outlines the classic antinomy of God’s sovereignty vs human responsibility — two concepts which are clearly biblical truths, but cannot be reconciled by human logic. Divine Sovereignty and Evangelism. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

While this book is recommended for those with a passion for evangelism, some small portions should possibly be taken with a grain of salt and should involve deeper reflection.