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J.I. Packer went to be with the Lord on Friday. At 93 years old, he had long stood as one of the key statesmen of evangelical Christianity–and we badly need statesmen of his kind. You can read a little about his life here. Few combine the wisdom, warmth, learning, and charity that Packer displayed. The Church shall miss him. But he has gone to his reward, and we trust that he now enjoys that commendation which is, to every Christian, the blessed reward of a gracious Father: “Well done, good and faithful servant.”