Knowing God by J.I Packer

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In this modern day, many people claim to be Christians, but I believe that there is a distinction between “Christians” and “disciples”. Throughout my day, I’ve realised that almost any person can call themselves Christians, but to be called a disciple is completely different. To call yourself a Christian you carry the gift of salvation with authenticity. A disciple also carries the responsibility of living in holiness. As scripture shows us in Hebrews 12:14 “follow peace with all man, and holiness, without which no man shall see The Lord.” Therefore there are various distinctions between those who claim they are Christian and those who are truly disciples. One value that the disciple must hold dear to his life is that he/she should know God, and J.I. packer shows us how to know The Lord by introducing us to the study of God.

Packer begins his proposal to know God by explaining the study of God and his divinity, which is theology. He explains that the theory of theology should begin to humble one's mind, which expanding it. Packer states that he who often thinks of God, will have a larger than the others. This also implies the distinction on christians and disciples. Packer then introduces five basic, interesting principles for genuinely knowing God. The first principle is the bible. The bible is Gods word here on earth, many many times, all the answer we need for any type of afflicting dilemma can be found in Gods word. I totally agree with J.I. Packer when he

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