Posted by: theedwardsfam | February 8, 2011

Knowing God (Packer) Part 2

Here are some more quotes from J.I. Packer’s book, Knowing God.  This book is just a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that I wish I could memorize.

“To an age which has unashamedly sold itself to the gods of greed, pride, sex and self-will, the church mumbles on about God’s kindness but says virtually nothing about his judgment.” Page 148

“One cannot imagine that talk of divine judgment was every very popular, yet the biblical writers engage in it constantly.  One of the most striking things about the Bible is the vigor with which both Testaments emphasize the reality and terror of God’s wrath.” Page 149

“God’s love, as the Bible views it, never leads him to foolish, impulsive, immoral actions in the way that its human counterpart too often leads us.  And in the same way, God’s wrath in the Bible is never the capricious, self-indulgent, irritable, morally ignoble thing that human anger so often is. God is only angry when anger is called for.” Page 151

“Nobody stands under the wrath of God except those who have chosen to do so. The essence of God’s action in wrath is to give men what they choose, in all its implications: nothing more, and equally nothing less.” Page 153

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