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J.I. Packer – The Study of God

3 Sep

Disregard 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 soul.

~J.I. Packer~


Knowing God (Downers Grove, IL; Intervarsity Press; 1993) p. 17.

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J.I. Packer – A Road to Knowledge of God Exists?

9 May

I ask you for the moment to stop your ears to those who tell you there is no road to knowledge about God, and come a little way with me and see. After all, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and anyone who is actually following a recognized road will not be too worried if he hears nontravelers telling each other that no such road exists.

~J.I. Packer~




Knowing God (Downers Grove, IL; Intervarsity Press; 1993) p. 19.

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J.I. Packer – Self-Satisfied Self-Deception

7 May

To 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-deception. We need to guard our hearts against such an attitude, and pray to be kept from it. As we saw earlier, there can be no spiritual health without doctrinal knowledge; but it is equally true that there can be no spiritual health with it, if it is sought for the wrong purpose and valued by the wrong standard. In this way, doctrinal study really can become a danger to spiritual life, and we today, no less than the Corinthians of old, need to be on our guard here.

~J.I. Packer~




Knowing God (Downers Grove, IL; Intervarsity Press; 1993) p. 22.

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