Tuesday, March 29, 2011

No Change

“Whatever cultural shifts take place around us, whatever socio-political concerns claim our attention, whatever anxieties we may feel about the church as an institution, Jesus Christ crucified, risen, reigning, and now in the power of his atonement, calling, drawing, welcoming, pardoning, renewing, strengthening, preserving, and bringing joy, remains the heart of the Christian message, the focus of Christian worship, and the fountain of Christian life. Other things may change; this does not.”

–J. I. Packer, Celebrating the Saving Work of God: Collected Shorter Writings of J.I. Packer (Paternoster, 1998), p. 46.

Hat Tip: Pure Church by Thabiti Anyabwile