Packer: Humble Calvinism and evangelism

Packer: Humble Calvinism and evangelism

“So far from making evangelism pointless, the sovereignty of God in grace is the one thing that prevents evangelism from being pointless. For it creates the possibility – indeed, the certainty – that evangelism will be fruitful. Apart from it, there is not even a possibility of evangelism being fruitful. Were it not for the sovereign grace of God, evangelism would be the most futile and useless enterprise that the world has ever seen, and there would be no more complete waste of time under the sun than to preach the Christian gospel.”

– J.I. Packer. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (IVP: 1961) p. 106. ISBNs: 083081339X, 9780830813391

2 thoughts on “Packer: Humble Calvinism and evangelism

  1. Hi Tony,

    Regarding your Puritan Study series — I was wondering if you had any “pre-thoughts” on the Works of Thomas Manton series that Solid Ground will be publishing this spring — 22 vols for $395.00 if ordered before 28 Feb. Experience with their books? Other comments?

    See at:

    Thank you, and may He bless you!


  2. Hello Bob. Overall my SG books have been good. They are sturdy. This set I think has been re-typeset so that’s good to read, but bad because the pagination will mess up the existing indexes. I’m uncertain about this Manton set. I think I’ll keep using the electronic version on my computer for the time. Blessings, Tony!

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