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#1. Revival is the visitation of God which brings to life Christians who have been sleeping and restores a deep sense of God's near presence and holiness. Thence springs a vivid sense of sin and a profound exercise of heart in repentance, praise, and love, with an evangelistic outflow. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#2. The way to be truly happy is to be truly human, and the way to be truly human is to be truly godly. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#3. We need to discover all over again that worship is natural to the Christian, as it was to the godly Israelites who wrote the psalms, and that the habit of celebrating the greatness and graciousness of God yields an endless flow of thankfulness, joy, and zeal. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#4. The Puritans made me aware that all theology is also spirituality. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#5. The Church, therefore, has two constant needs; instruction in the truths by which it must live, and correction of the shortcomings by which its life is marred. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#6. we may think of religious art from a cultural standpoint, we should not look to pictures of God to show us his glory and move us to worship; for his glory is precisely what such pictures can never show us. And - Author: J.I. Packer
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#7. The grace of God is love freely shown toward guilty sinners, contrary to their merit and indeed in defiance of their demerit. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#8. Thank you, Mr.Lewis, for being you. I wouldn't have missed you for the world. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#9. The Spirit is not given to make Bible study needless, but to make it effective. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#10. Our business is to present the Christian faith clothed in modern terms, not to propagate modern thought clothed in Christian terms ... Confusion here is fatal. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#11. This one word 'grace' contains within itself the whole of New Testament theology. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#12. Redeeming love and retributive justice joined hands, so to speak, at Calvary, for there God showed himself to be "just, and the justifier of him that hath faith in Jesus. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#13. God made us thinking beings, and he guides our minds as we think things out in his presence. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#14. The most universally awesome experience that mankind knows is to stand alone on a clear night and look at the stars. It was God who first set the stars in space; He is their Maker and Master ... such are His power and His majesty. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#15. There are no small sins against a great God - Author: J.I. Packer
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#16. The pursuit of holiness is thus no mere private hobby, nor merely a path for a select few, but a vital element in Christian mission strategy today. The world's greatest need is the personal holiness of Christian people. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#17. For love to be replaced by resentful contempt between husband and wife, or for that matter between parent and child, or colleague and colleague, is a negation of holiness, whatever stuff one may display in books or relay from pulpits and platforms. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#18. The unceasing activity of the Creator whereby, in overflowing bounty and goodwill, He upholds His creatures in ordered existence, guides and governs all events, circumstances, and free acts of angels and men, and directs everything to its appointed goal, for His own glory. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#19. God's overriding goal is to glorify Himself. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#20. There are ministers who never speak of repentance or self-denial. Naturally they are popular, but they are false prophets. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#21. Christ had the good of souls in his eye ... When you preach, let this be your design, to seek to recover lost sheep ... to get some converted, and brought in to your Master. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#22. Fanciful spiritualizing, so far from yielding God's meaning, actually obscured it. The literal sense is itself the spiritual sense, coming from God and leading to Him. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#23. There are two sorts of sick conciences, those that are not aware enough of sin and those that are not aware enough of pardon. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#24. There is something exceedingly improving to the mind in a contemplation of the Divinity. It is a subject so vast, that all our thoughts are lost in its immensity; so deep, that our pride is drowned in its infinity. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#25. We think of God as too much like what we are. Put this mistake right, says God; learn to acknowledge the full majesty of your incomparable God and Savior. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#26. There are few things stressed more strongly in the Bible than the reality of God's work as Judge. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#27. Wisdom will not go with comforting illusions, false sentiment, or the use of rose-colored glasses. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#28. Real spiritual growth is always growth downward, so to speak, into profounder humility, which in healthy souls will become more and more apparent as they age. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#29. There is no peace like the peace of those whose minds are possessed with full assurance that they have known God, and God has known them, and that this relationship guarantees God's favor to them in life, through death and on for ever. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#30. All my knowledge of him depends on his sustained initiative in knowing me. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#31. When you are not conscious of temptation, pray "lead us not into temptation"; and when you are conscious of it, pray "deliver us from evil"; and you will live. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#32. The conviction behind the book is that ignorance of God-ignorance both of his ways and of the practice of communion with him-lies at the root of much of the church's weakness today. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#33. I never get to the end of mortifying sin because sin in my heart, where it's still marauding even though it's no longer dominant, sin in my heart is constantly expressing itself in new disorderly desires. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#34. So we are cruel to ourselves if we try to live in this world without knowing about the God whose world it is and who runs it. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#35. To be right with God the judge is a great thing, but to be loved and cared for by God the Father is a greater. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#36. For dishonest thinking, however well-intentioned, can only discredit the cause it serves, and must in the long run boomerang disastrously on those who indulge in it. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#37. Anyone who is actually following a recognized road will not be too worried if he hears nontravelers telling each other that no such road exists. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#38. Living becomes an awesome business when you realize that you spend every moment of your life in the sight and company of an omniscient, omnipresent Creator. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#39. We must seek, in studying God, to be led to God. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#40. I love his threatenings as most just ... - Author: J.I. Packer
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#41. In some Old Testament books, it's very evident that an editor has been at work. That's quite all right. It's part of the process. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#42. To know God's love is indeed heaven on earth. And the New Testament sets forth this knowledge, not as the privilege of a favored few, but as a normal part of ordinary Christian experience, something to which only the spiritually unhealthy or malformed will be strangers. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#43. The saving power of the cross does not depend on faith being addded to it; its saving power is such that faith flows from it - Author: J.I. Packer
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#44. The essence of God's action in wrath is to give people what they choose, in all its implications. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#45. The books of C.S. Lewis had a very profound, indirect effect on me. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#46. Holy people glory, not in their holiness, but in Christ's cross; for the holiest saint is never more than a justified sinner and never sees himself in any other way. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#47. All who receive God's guidance and seek to live by it must expect experiences of this kind, to instruct, test, correct, purge, deepen, and strengthen them. For it is by these means that God trains, matures, and toughens his children, increases their faith, and makes them grow in Christ. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#48. What God does in time, He planned from eternity. And all that He planned in eternity He carries out in time. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#49. Doctrinal preaching certainly bores the hypocrites; but it is only doctrinal preaching that will save Christ's sheep. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#50. Creatures are not entitled to register complaints about their Creator. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#51. Rarely does this world look as if a beneficent Providence were running it. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#52. To long for total spiritual well-being is right and natural, but to believe that one is anywhere near it is to be utterly self-deceived. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#53. The Christian's instinct of trust and worship are stimulated very powerfully by knowledge of the greatness of God. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#54. It is extraordinary how little the New Testament says about God's interest in our success, by comparison with the enormous amount that it says about God's interest in our holiness, our maturity in Christ, and our growth into the fullness of His image. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#55. Whatever else in the Bible catches your eye, do not let it distract you from Him. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#56. The nasty thing which no polite person nowadays will talk about in public. But death, even when unmentionable, remains inescapable. The one sure fact of life is that one day, with or without warning, quietly or painfully, it is going to stop. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#57. I will be your God," is an unconditional undertaking on God's part to be "for us" (Rom. 8:31), "on our side" (Ps. 124:1-5), using all his resources for the furthering of the ultimate good of those ("us") to whom he thus pledges himself. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#58. A deepening sense of one's sinfulness remains a touchstone of the genuine Christian life. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#59. We do not make friends with God; God makes friends with us, bringing us to know him by making his love known to us ... The word know, when used of God in this way, is a sovereign-grace word, pointing to God's initiative in loving, choosing, redeeming, calling and preserving. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#60. Underlying the preaching of the Puritans are three basic axioms: 1. The unique place of preaching is to convert, feed and sustain, 2. The life of the preacher must radiate the reality of what he preaches, 3. Prayer and solid Bible study are basic to effective preaching. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#61. Historical exegesis is only the preliminary part of interpretation; application is its essence. Exegesis without application should not be called interpretation at all. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#62. We never move on FROM the Gospel, we move on IN the Gospel - Author: J.I. Packer
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#63. Our Lord Jesus Christ is both God for man and man for God; - Author: J.I. Packer
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#64. Richard Baxter: Ye saints, who toil below, Adore your heavenly King, And onward as ye go Some joyful anthem sing. Take what He gives, And praise Him still Through good and ill Who ever lives. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#65. Even when we cannot see the why and wherefore of God's dealings, we know that there is love in and behind them, and so we can rejoice always. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#66. Pelagianism is the natural heresy of zealous Christians who are not interested in theology. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#67. Wherever Christianity has produced what historians call a 'popular piety' claiming to be part of the national heritage, anti-Christian reaction among the intelligentsia has followed. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#68. Many humanists in the West are stirred by a sense of outrage at what professed Christians, past and present, have done; and this makes them see their humanism as a kind of crusade, with the killing of Christianity as its prime goal. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#69. Prayer to God as Father is for Christians only. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#70. As signs of inadequacy and weakness, they look on wealth as a source of stability and strength. Our proud hearts shrink from weakness, real or fancied, in all its forms, as we have already noted, and they embrace whatever looks like strength, including the goal and the reality of affluence. The - Author: J.I. Packer
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#71. Our high and privileged calling is to do the will of God in the power of God for the glory of God. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#72. God is triune; there are within the Godhead three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and the work of salvation is one in which all three act together, the Father purposing redemption, the Son securing it and the Spirit applying it. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#73. How can we turn our knowledge about God into knowledge of God? The rule for doing this is simple but demanding. It is that we turn each Truth that we learn about God into matter for meditation before God, leading to prayer and praise to God. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#74. A wise man had said that your Christian life is like a three-legged stool. The legs are doctrine, experience and practice, which is obedience; and you, will not stay upright unless all three are there. In recent years many Christians have not kept these three together. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#75. Part of the answer to the question that life's roller-coaster ride repeatedly raises, why has this happened to me? is always: it is moral training and discipline, planned by my Heavenly Father to help me forward along the path of Chrislike virtue. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#76. You can know a lot about God and godliness and still not know God. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#77. God's purpose at the cross was as real as was the guilt of the crucifiers. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#78. God's covenant of grace in Scripture is one of those things that are too big to be easily seen, particularly when one's mind is programmed to look at something smaller. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#79. Man is a responsible moral agent, though he is also divinely controlled; man is divinely controlled, though he is also a responsible moral agent. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#80. Maturity is a compound of wisdom, goodwill, resilience, and creativity. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#81. The more you praise, the more vigor you will have for prayer; and the more you pray, the more matter you will have for praise. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#82. God is good to all in some ways and to some in all ways. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#83. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as is this truth of the Incarnation. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#84. My advice to a new husband is nothing more than 'husbands, love your wives.' And 'love your wife as Christ has loved the church.' Never forget that you are Christ's representative in serving your wife. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#85. Godliness means responding to God's revelation in trust and obedience, faith and worship, prayer and praise, submission and service. Life must be seen and lived in the light of God's Word. This, and nothing else, is true religion. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#86. Think against your feelings; unmask the unbelief they have nourished; let evangelical thinking correct emotional thinking. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#87. Christianity has stayed stable, as it must do. The doctrines don't change. The understanding of what it means to walk with God doesn't change. The reality of worship doesn't change, not at heart, anyway. So Christianity appears to be stuck. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#88. When we looked at God's wisdom, we saw something of his mind; when we thought of his power, we saw something of his hand and his arm; when we considered his word, we learned about his mouth; but now, contemplating his love, we are to look into his heart. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#89. Holiness is the object of our new creation. We are born again so that we may grow up into Christlikeness. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#90. I need not torment myself with the fear that my faith may fail; as grace led me to faith in the first place, so grace will keep me believing to the end. Faith, both in its origin and continuance, is a gift of grace (Phil 1:29). - Author: J.I. Packer
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#91. God as a helpless baby, he could only lie, stare, wriggle, make noises. The more you think about it, the more staggering it gets! - Author: J.I. Packer
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#92. [N]obody can produce new evidence of your depravity that will make God change his mind. For God justified you with (so to speak) his eyes open. He knew the worst about you at the time when he accepted you for Jesus' sake; and the verdict which he passed then was, and is, final. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#93. The peace of God is first and foremost peace with God; it is the state of affairs in which God, instead of being against us, is for us. No account of God's peace which does not start here can do other than mislead. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#94. Trying to describe what I do in prayer would be like telling the world how I make love to my wife. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#95. The Holy Spirit's main ministry is not to give thrills but to create in us Christlike character. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#96. Where is the sense of distance and difference, then, between believers in Bible times and ourselves? It is excluded. On what grounds? On the grounds that God does not change. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#97. Seek advice, weigh advice, and practice prudence. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#98. If I were the devil I should broadcast doubts about the truths and relevance and good sense and straightforwardness of the Bible ... At all costs I should want to keep them from using their minds in a disciplined way to get the measure of its message. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#99. Read two old books for every new one. - Author: J.I. Packer
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#100. Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life's problems fall into place of their own accord. - Author: J.I. Packer
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