Quote – Knowing ABOUT God is not knowing God.

“Interest in theology and the capacity to talk well on Christian themes, is not at all the same thing as knowing God.” – J.I. Packer

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J.I. Packer is a Reformed theologian. I am by no means a Calvinist, but Packer writes adroitly about following God. These words are important to keep in mind:

“Interest in theology and the capacity to talk well on Christian themes, is not at all the same thing as knowing God.”

For many Christian traditions being right and being righteous have risen to a higher level of importance than walking in a real, ongoing relationship with God. But the amount of “Christianese” I can speak, or even the number of Bible verses I can quote, says nothing about whether I really know God.

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