J. I. Packer (1926-2020)

J. I. Packer (1926-2020)

“As I look back on the life that I have lived, I would like to be remembered as a voice – a voice that focused on the authority of the Bible, the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the wonder of his substitutionary sacrifice and atonement for our sins.
J. I. Packer (1926-2020)

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James Innell Packer, usually cited as J. I. Packer went to be with the Lord yesterday at the age of 93. Packer was an English-born Canadian evangelical theologian in the low-church Anglican and Calvinist traditions.

He is considered one of the most influential evangelicals in North America. He had been the theologian emeritus of the Anglican Church in North America since its inception in 2009. Among the books he published is Knowing God, one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals according to Christianity today.

In 2015, when Packer was asked how he would like to be remembered someday when he was gone. He responded:

“As I look back on the life that I have lived, I would like to be remembered as a voice – a voice that focused on the authority of the Bible, the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the wonder of his substitutionary sacrifice and atonement for our sins.

I would like to be remembered as a voice calling Christian people to holiness and challenging lapses in Christian moral standards.

I should like to be remembered as someone who was always courteous in controversy, but without compromise.

I ask you to thank God with me for the way that He has led me, and I wish, hope, pray that you will enjoy the same clear leading from him and the same help in doing the tasks he sets you that I have enjoyed.”

I also came across Dustin Benge’s tweet post on Packer earlier today:

J. I. Packer’s 6 things Christians should tell themselves every day:

  1. I am a child of God.
  2. God is my Father.
  3. Heaven is my home.
  4. Every day is one day nearer.
  5. My Savior is my brother.
  6. Every Christian is my brother too.
Tosin 'Badeniyi, PhD

Tosin 'Badeniyi, PhD

Tosin ‘Badeniyi, a Professor at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science at Durban University of Technology, South Africa, holds a doctoral degree in Food Science from University of Pretoria South Africa. Since 2001, he has conducted research and lectured internationally in the area of food quality and safety. He is the editor of Food Science and Technology: Trends and Future Prospects and has published numerous scientific publications as well as four inspirational books.

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