We often hear the “Savior” characteristics of God stressed- his love, mercy, goodness and so on – but the matter of his lordship is absent. The distortion is particularly clear in evangelism. In modern practice the call to repentance is usually called an “invitation” which one can obviously accept or refuse. It is offered politely. Seldom do we hear presented God’s sovereign demand to repent or His demand for total submission to the authority of his appointed king, Christ Jesus.
James Montgomery Boice (1938 – 2000)