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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It is communication with a view to conversion. It needed, therefore, to be taught.

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Click here to sign up. If you want a really good book on evangelism and the role that believers play and the ultimate role God plays – I would suggest picking this book up and reading it. It provides a good balance between doctrine, theology and biblical insight into a very important topic. If someone asks me for a book on evangelism, I recommend this one.

Sponsor Show Your Support. I highly recommend this book for all believers and trust anyone will evsngelism able to learn and grow through it. 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.

The soveeeignty of this book is not the presentation of methods for evangelism Packer spends little time with thisbut rather the theological tension of divine sovereign and human responsibility. Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all? He then moves on to explain the definition of evangelism, and finally the method of evangelism. Apr 25, Patrick McWilliams rated it liked it.


Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Packer goes on to show, with plenty of examples, that both divine sovereignty and human responsibility are taught in Scripture.

Sovereognty give this book 4. He deals with what he calls the “antinomy” – that is, two clear truths standing in apparent contradiction to one another.

Though some believe that a high view of God’s sovereignty discourages evangelism and promotes fatalism, Packer argues in his book ” I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? In order to accomplish this goal, Packer provides readers with the idea of antimony versus paradox.

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This was a discouraging discovery. In his chapter entitled, EvangelismPacker answers four questions in the light of the foregoing. In a period of spiritual lethargy, when theology is held in contempt, this can clearly be a challenge.

Packer fully delivers on the promise to deal with the questions, and in doing so he l and powerfully represents the biblical gospel. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

In spite of this, in the next breath I found Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God to be inherently satisfying. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God

The only thing I regret about this book is that it was written prior to the Boston Movement. Alongside the praying though, is the doing. 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’m thankful for the reminder of my impotence and dependency on God, anv I hope to approach evangelism in humility, following His plans, and presenting my greatest treasure, this salvation from Jesus Christ, to those whom are my neighbors.

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While not “deep” theology, this is an erudite and thoughtful discussion of evangelism in the context of God’s sovereignty. Awesome and refreshing read. Somehow, although God is absolutely sovereign, He has ordained that we would be responsible for our involvement in His plans. Want to Read saving…. As professional basketball players continue to work on layups and dribbling, we still need to review our fundamentals and ensure no bad habits have snuck in.

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. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. 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.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Our obedient response to this antinomy is to accept it for what it is and learn to live with it. 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