Saturday, April 5, 2008

Cool guys or faithful heralds?

"His royal Master had given [Paul] a message to proclaim; his whole business, therefore, was to deliver that message with exact and studious faithfulness, adding nothing, altering nothing, and omitting nothing. And he was to deliver it not as another of man's bright ideas, needing to be beautified with the cosmetics and high heels of fashionable learning in order to make people look at it, but as a word from God, spoken in Christ's name, carrying Christ's authority, and to be authenticated in the hearers by the convincing power of Christ's Spirit."

J. I. Packer, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, pages 43-44.