Revelation: Acts and Speech

If you haven’t read Packer’s Fundamentalism and the Word of God, I’d suggest putting it on your “to read” list.  Here’s a section from it that explains how God reveals himself in his acts (i.e. the Exodus) and also in speech (i.e. the Prophets) – and these go together, as Packer notes.  Packer's helpful argument… Continue reading Revelation: Acts and Speech

Legalism: Working for God’s Favor Forfeits It

 In this excellent summary of Christian theology (which I've used to train younger as well as newer Christians), J. I. Packer writes the following about legalism. "Legalism is a distortion of obedience that can never produce truly good works.  Its first fault is that it skews motive and purpose, seeing good deeds as essentially ways to earn… Continue reading Legalism: Working for God’s Favor Forfeits It

Grace In and Through Affliction

 In the Christian classic, Knowing God, J. I. Packer explains how God graciously helps Christians through trials and heartaches.  He says that the "work of grace aims at an ever deeper knowledge of God, and an ever closer fellowship with him.  Grace is God drawing us sinners closer and closer to himself." "How does God in… Continue reading Grace In and Through Affliction