He stood more than nine feet tall, sheathed in bronze. For forty days he declared, “This day I defy the ranks of Israel.” Goliath knew well the army he taunted; he knew not its Commander. God Himself struck Goliath dead, working through a shepherd boy and five smooth stones. Like the Israelites, we confront a towering enemy who leaves us dismayed and terrified. The world is imposing, daunting. But greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world. Ligonier Ministries’ 1994 National Conference, “The Christian and Society: War of the Worlds,” explores how …
J.I. Packer (1926–2020) was an Anglican teacher and theologian whose last teaching position was as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was author of many books, including Knowing God, God Has Spoken, and Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God.