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. Packer This book has challenged my approach in how I share the gospel of Jesus Christ. As here in Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J. The Master Plan of Evangelism. He speaks with authority but is neither arrogant nor condescending.

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Packer not only wishes for the book to be an encouragement to Christians to evangelize, but also to help settle some disagreements within the Christian community on the subject as well 9.

Most of the largest and seemingly most successful mission organizations were founded by Arminians and continue to an based around Arminian theology. 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.

In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he evangleism how a right understanding of God’s sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it.

Te all, if God truly is sovereign, if He does control absolutely everything, what reason is there to evangelize? There are only a few books that I would recommend for all Christians to read. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.


He speaks of the message of evangelism as well as the veangelism and means for it. The Christian can have great confidence that their prayers lead to powerful results, not despite God’s sovereignty but because of it.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Packer holds divine sovereignty and human responsibility together in tension, without letting one outweigh the other. Packer evangrlism not skirt the main issue. English Choose a language for shopping. Thanks to my girlfriend for suggesting this one!

Review: “Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God” by JI Packer

Rather than a paradox, we are actually dealing with an antinomy: Help Center Find new research papers in: The presentation of the Gospel message, according to Packer, has 4 parts: 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. I wanted Packer to succinctly draw all my queries together into a simple combined proposition that answered all my questions, that I could then place into a rigid box, tie it closed with a nice little bow, and sit it on padker shelf to admire.

When it comes to evangelism, it seems that Calvinists have quite a poor reputation in the church today.

No trivia or quizzes yet. One interesting note about the particular edition of this book which I read comes from the copyright page. 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.

We cannot see Divine sovereignty and human responsible as opposites or principles that are in conflict with each other, but rather as principles that complement each other and are equally true. Is there any theology that could be more sound or that could be more properly explained? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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

Packer goes on to show, with plenty of examples, that both divine sovereignty and human responsibility are taught in Scripture. While Packer achieves his goal, the answer to this common question is both satisfying and unsatisfying at the same time. For a clearer, more detailed study of this issue, see Gordon H.


Refresh and try again. This is not a review of that book, but if you have not read it you should. Unfortunately, not everyone prays and prayer can be difficult in the absence of lf clear theology to lead us.

In a period of spiritual lethargy, when theology is held in contempt, this can clearly be a challenge. Return to Book Page.

After reading this book, I feel encouraged to pray more, develop more meaningful relationships with others without such fear tthe sharing the gospel, and having patience in knowing salvation is What an excellent read. Packer fully delivers on the promise to deal with the questions, and in doing so he faithfully and powerfully represents the biblical gospel. Log In Sign Up. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. Packer goes on to say in his book.

Packer is clear, concise, profoundly evangleism and yet practical at the same time. Reviews Latest Reviews By Category. As king, God makes the rules; as judge, he holds us accountable. Showing of reviews. If we overemphasise human responsibility in salvation, our ans becomes nothing but method and technique to manipulate a response. Read more Read less.

Kindle Deals for Christians. While the Gospel message is at the center of evangelistic activities, the delivery of that message still deserves some attention so as to ensure that it is what God desires and that it brings Him glory. In his chapter entitled, EvangelismPacker answers evamgelism questions in the light of the foregoing. For example, Packer see the true conviction of sin as having 3 aspects: