“The confession of divine justification touches man’s life at its heart, at the point of its relationship to God. It defines the preaching of the Church, the existence and progress of the life of faith, the root of human security, and man’s perspective for the future.”1 So wrote G. C. Berkhouwer of the doctrine of justification by faith set forth by Paul and reapprehended with decisive clarity at the Reformation; and in so writing he showed himself a true heir of the Reformers. For his statement is no more, just as it is no less, than a straightforward spelling out …
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.