Sunday, October 25, 2009

Soothing some, but helping nobody

"If we do not preach about sin and God's judgment on it, we cannot present Christ as Saviour from sin and the wrath of God. And if we are silent about these things, and preach a Christ who saves only from self and the sorrows of this world, we are not preaching the Christ of the Bible . . . Such preaching may soothe some, but it will help nobody; for a Christ who is not seen and sought as a Saviour from sin will not be found to save from self or from anything else."
J. I. Packer


  1. Would you identify the book from which you quote Packer? Thank you.

  2. J.I. Packer, A Quest For Godliness , 164, 165.