The Love And Grace Of God Book Review

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Bible Final: The Love and Grace of God This year I took bible and we read a book called, "Knowing God" by J.I. Packer. I love the fact that we read this book this semester, because it answered a lot of questions that I had. There were especially two main chapters that I loved which were chapter 12, "The Love of God" and chapter 13, "The Grace of God." Chapter 12 and 13 taught me so much about our God, how our relationships get affected and that these chapters really encouraged, convicted, and helped me. Chapter 12 in "Knowing God" was one of my favorite chapters, because it was about Gods love for us. Packer tells us in this chapter that "to know God's love is indeed heaven on earth," because of three main reasons. His love…show more content…
Packer tells us the two responses to the doctrine of grace, which are testifying to his grace, knowledge of God's grace, and finding grace overwhelmingly wonderful; also to focus on material things, because grace is nonexistent. Packer explains to us the four crucial truths that the doctrine of grace presupposes, which are moral ill-desert of man, retributive justice of God, spiritual impotence of man, and sovereign freedom of God. Packer then characterizes the modern pagan's view of his own morals as material wealth above all, and the magnitude image of self-think lonely of God, because God has to forgive the, assume God shares his own complacency think God's favor is earned through works, morals, and church-going. We are told that the doctrine of grace is so meaningful to some people because it shows us that He is the ultimate judge because he is our Savior. Also because it brings true realization of our sins that we don't deserve his grave and that we cannot earn it. We are told that grace and salvation are a cause and effect relationship, because God gives grace for our salvation. We are also told that justification is a dramatic transition for original to heir. Justification is related to grace through Gods Grace because it's a free gift. The plan of salvation is God's gift of pardon. The preservation of the saints is our faith in salvation by the power of God and that it won't fail.…show more content…
Because if you become a Christian, you don't just suddenly become the best basketball player ever. They only way I think you'll change is you'd probably have better sportsmanship, so if you lose you won't be blaming people or getting really mad that you lost, you may be upset a little, but not to the point where it's out of control. I think you'll also find ways to praise God so like if you are a musician than you may make or preform song about his love or grace. I also don't think your school work would change all that much, because it's not like you go from a failing student, then you become a Christian and you suddenly become a straight A student. The only thing i see changing is that you'll be more honest about your work and not cheat or lie about your
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