No revealed truth may be invoked to extenuate sin

evangelism sovereignty packer

This is something that we must not forget. Christ’s command means that we all should be devoting all our resources of ingenuity and enterprise to the task of making the gospel known in every possible way to every possible person. Unconcern and inaction with regard to evangelism are always, therefore, inexcusable. And the doctrine of divine sovereignty would be grossly misapplied if we should invoke it in such a way as to lessen the urgency, and immediacy, and priority, and binding constraint, of the evangelistic imperative. No revealed truth may be invoked to extenuate sin. God did not teach us the reality of his rule in order to give us an excuse for neglecting his orders.

J.I. Packer, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (Kindle edition)

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  • Steve Martin

    Amen! Not one jot or tittle of the law will be undone until He returns.

    We need to live a life of repentance. And how can we do that without the law?