Essay on Knowing God By James Innell Packer

829 Words Apr 13th, 2016 4 Pages
Introduction
Knowing God is a influential evangelical book by James Innell Packer and holds to be the authors best-known work. Packer was an Oxford graduate who was influenced greatly by another famous Christian author, C. S. Lewis, and eventually committed his life to Christian service where he spent a brief times teaching in different places and eventually ended up back in Oxford to study theology, then later he became the Regent College Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology in 1996. Soon after receiving this title Packer began his writing of Knowing God and it became a great success, much due to his previous lengthy experience in Christian studies.
Summary
In the book Knowing God, by J.I. Packer the author breaks the book into three main sections Know the Lord, Behold Your God! and lastly, If God Be for Us. The first main section, Know the Lord, begins with Packer explaining “Study of God,” which is theology and here he explains the importance of it; also he writes on the objections to studying theology that some people have. Packer stated “Disregard the study of God, and you sentence yourself to stumble and blunder throughout life blindfolded...” The guide he gives us for knowing God is laid out as five basic principles, which are: The Bible, God is Lord, God is Savior, God is Triune, and Living by God’s Word. Later in this section Packer explains how this knowledge of God must be applied to our everyday lives. In the second section, ‘Behold Your God!,” Packer…

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