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Knowing God

Knowing God Read & download à 9 Around the world the wonder the glory and the joy of knowing God Now than ever next. I initially bought and read Knowing God almost 35 years ago I was a new Christian young and ignorant but as is true of many young people I had no idea just how ignorant I really wasI don t think I can adeuately express how thankful I am for Packer s book It was a Godsend to me It taught me not simply how to approach theology but how to approach God himself It shaped my heart and my mind in ways that I m certain saved me from making even mistakes than I did in my exuberant youthful ignoranceWe do ourselves a tremendous disservice and our souls incalculable damage if we casually dismiss the study of God Or as Packer put it in chapter oneDisregard the study of God and you sentence yourself to stumble and blunder through life blindfolded as it were with no sense of direction and no understanding of what surrounds you This way you can waste your life and lose your soulAnother thing I realized was that theology was a two edged sword having on the one hand immense value and on the other potentially damning dangers Packer went on to issue a warning in that first chapter that probably needs to be trumpeted often and loudly than it isIf we pursue theological knowledge for its own sake it is bound to go bad on us It will make us proud and conceited The very greatness of the subject matter will intoxicate us and we shall come to think of ourselves as a cut above other Christians because of our interest in it and grasp of it and we shall look down on those whose theological ideas seem to us crude and inadeuate and dismiss them as very poor specimens For as Paul told the conceited Corinthians Knowledge puffs up The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know 1 Cor 81 2To be preoccupied with getting theological knowledge as an end in itself to approach Bible study with no higher a motive than a desire to know all the answers is the direct route to a state of self satisfied self deceptionBy the grace of God my goal is to do everything in my power to avoid self satisfied self deception I know I haven t always succeeded but I have no intention of giving up the fightThose are just a few of the reasons that I m thankful for Knowing God If I could make it reuired reading for every new Christian I would

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Knowing God Read & download à 9 For over thirty years J I Packer's classic has revealed to over a million Christians. If like me you were raised going to a Christian church reading the Bible and participating in Bible studies you might think you know all there is to know about God But the goal of the Christian shouldn t be merely to know about God We must realize first how little we know God and secondly why it s important to do so In Knowing God Packer stresses the importance of really understanding who God is and attempts to excite and motivate the Christian to strive towards knowing Him better Theology is often downplayed and seems to receive little attention in many churches these days But every professing Christian should have as a lifelong pursuit the subject of theology which is simply the study of God And as a student of God s Word Packer says the Christian must ask himself What do I intend to do with my knowledge about God once I have got it Packer points out that one may know a lot about God and godliness and still hardly know HimPossessing a true knowledge of God will have an effect on and be evident in a person s life Packer names four things that will be the result of knowing God Great energy for God Great thoughts of God Great boldness for God and Great contentment in GodIn order to really know God He has to speak to us and teach us about Himself We must come to know God as He revealed Himself to the prophets and apostles as given to us in the Scriptures The Westminster Catechism tells us The scriptures principally teach what man is to believe concerning God and what duty God reuires of manWith this in mind Packer discusses why it is important to know who God is what He is like and God s relationship with and actions towards man Packer discusses and explains the important doctrinal concepts of propitiation regeneration justification and adoption doctrines of Christianity that set it apart from all other religions and belief systems A favorite uote of mine from the book is this oneTo be right with God the judge is a great thing but to be loved and cared for by God the father is a greaterWe do not fully feel the wonder of the passage from death to life which takes place in the new birth till we see it as a transition not simply out of condemnation into acceptance but out of bondage and destitution into the safety certainty and enjoyment of the family of GodPacker ends his book with a chapter on the adeuacy of God He expands on the ideas that God is adeuate as our sovereign protector benefactor champion and keeper To the person who has come to trust Christ as his Savior and who has come into a personal relationship with God He is all these things and and we need no other beside HimFor a thorough discussion of this book visit my blog ImAllBookedcom

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Knowing God Read & download à 9 To Scripture this could be the most significant book you will read this year or nex. Aside from simply reading Scripture this is the uintessential book on understanding the importance of knowing God particularly in the way He has revealed Himself to us in the person and work of Jesus Christ Packer correctly identifies that as the ultimate priority for every person This book gives the reader a detailed overview of who God is as seen in His Word and how we ought to live in response as we seek to know Him

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    Review Knowing God Read Ö E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ê J.I. Packer J.I. Packer Ê 9 Read Absolutely the most significant book I've read in the past year and next to the Bible probably had the biggest impact on me of any book I've ever read I don't even know what to say about it I could detailanalyze the contents but othe

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    Review Knowing God J.I. Packer Ê 9 Read (Read) [Knowing God] If like me you were raised going to a Christian church reading the Bible and participating in Bible studies you might think you know all there is to know about God But the goal of the Christian shouldn't be merely to know about God We must realize first how little we know God and secondly why it's important to do so In Knowing God Packer st

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    (Read) [Knowing God] As clowns yearn to play Hamlet so I have wanted to write a treatise on God This book however is not itJI Packer begins this book by pointing out that there are two types of probable readers for his book There are those who

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    (Read) [Knowing God] Read Ö E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ê J.I. Packer J.I. Packer Ê 9 Read Packer's dispensation of wisdom is matched only by the dispensation of tote bags at university open days His delivery of insight only matched by prime The grounded ness of his doctrine matched only by the groundy ness of terribly ma

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    Review Knowing God (Read) [Knowing God] J.I. Packer Ê 9 Read Early on in the book I thought that I might give it 3 stars because it didn't seem that groundbreaking as far as what I was learning from it I realized that that was a testament to the good teaching that I have received throughout the years But as I heard some really good parts jumped out and I came to value the book much I should read my paperback edition sometime which includes the preface from 1993 Packer turned 93 soon before I finishe

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    (Read) [Knowing God] J.I. Packer Ê 9 Read Read Ö E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ê J.I. Packer I initially bought and read Knowing God almost 35 years ago I was a new Christian young and ignorant; but as is true of many young people I had no idea just how ignorant I really wasI don't think I can adeuately express how thankful I am for Packer's book It was a Godsend to me It taught me not simply how to approach theology but

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    Review Knowing God J.I. Packer Ê 9 Read (Read) [Knowing God] Jan8 Mar20 2020 starting the 28th reading looking forward to it Finished always challenging and inspiringJan 2 2019 starting the 27th reading Finished on Jan 27 all I can say is WOW what a blessingJan 13 2018 reading for the 26th year 20180204Feb 6 2017 starting this book for the 25th year20170418Mar 30 2016 ALMOST LIKE FIREWORKS Just finished my 24th reading can't wait 'till next year again For years I have considered the 22nd

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    Review Knowing God (Read) [Knowing God] 2018 When a Theology book touches the mind and the heart it is worth reading 2012 A Theology book that touches deep within your heart brings you to your knees and makes you cry is worth reading listening at least once a year every yearI had read this book before but this time August 2012 I am listening to this audio version which I am lovin

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    (Read) [Knowing God] Aside from simply reading Scripture this is the uintessential book on understanding the importance of knowing God particul

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    (Read) [Knowing God] It’s a classic for a reason

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