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evangelism is the issuing of a call to turn, as well as trust

January 12, 2010

Evangelism…means summoning men to receive Christ Jesus as all that He is—Lord, as well as Saviour—and therefore to serve Him as their King in the fellowship of His church…In other words, evangelism is the issuing of a call to turn, as well as trust; it is the delivering, not merely of a divine invitation to receive a Saviour, but a divine command to repent of sin. And there is no evangelism where this specific application is not made.

J.I. Packer, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1991), 39-40, quoted in Michael A. Robinson, God Does Exist!, Author House 2006, p.160

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There is no rowing to paradise except upon the stream of repenting tears

September 23, 2009

There is no rowing to paradise except upon the stream of repenting tears.

Till sin be bitter, Christ will not be sweet. Some bless themselves that they have a
stock of knowledge, but what is knowledge good for, without repentance? Learning and
a bad heart, is like a pretty face with a cancer in the breast! Knowledge without repentance
will be but a torch to light the way to hell.

Thomas Watson (more Watson gems)