Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Eat Sog - Pt. 3

Still yet another quote from Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God.

...this is something that we must not forget. Christ's command means that we all should be devoting all our resources of ingenuity and enterprise to the task of making the gospel known in every possible way to every possible person. Unconcern and inaction with regard to evangelism are always, therefore, inexcusable. And the doctrine of divine sovereignty would be grossly misapplied if we should invoke it in such a way as to lessen the urgency, and immediacy, and priority, and binding constraint, of the evangelistic imperative. God did not teach us the reality of His rule in order to give us an excuse for neglecting His orders.

J.I. Packer, Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1961).

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