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Friday, October 24, 2008

A Gospel Quote

"...The gospel starts by teaching us that we, as creatures, are absolutely dependent on God, and that He, as Creator, has an absolute claim on us. Only when we have learned this can we see what sin is, and only when we see what sin is can we understand the good news of salvation from sin. We must know what it means to call God Creator before we can grasp what it means to speak of Him as Redeemer. Nothing can be achieved by talking about sin and salvation where this preliminary lesson has not in some measure been learned."
J.I. Packer in Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God p. 59
Rebecca's theme for October is the Gospel. Share your posts on this topic with her so she can compile them every Tuesday and Friday of this month. Or visit her to see what she and others have posted.

1 comment:

ellen b. said...

I really get a lot from reading J.I. Packer..
Good quote to read and understand...