March 2, 2016

..."the world, which is full of steam, filth, and blood of these abominations, as to their outward actings of them, is a pleasant garden, a paradise, compared to the heart of a man, wherein they are all conceived, and houly milions of more vile abominations, which bein...

March 1, 2016

"If a man, in the things of this world, had such a hope of a large inheritance, of a kingdom, as wherein he is satisfied that it will not fail him, but that in the issue he shall surely enjoy it, and lead a happy and a glorious life in the possession of it many days; i...

February 29, 2016

"How many villages, parishes, yea, towns, may we go unto where the gospel, it may be, hath been preached many years, and perhaps scarce meet a true believer in them, and one who shows forth the death of Christ in his conversation!"

 

John Owen, "The Nature, Power, Deceit...

February 28, 2016

"So much as carnal wisdom increaseth, so much faith decays. The proper work of it is to teach a man to trust to and in himself; of faith, to trust wholly in another. So it labours to destroy the whole work of faith, by causing the soul to return into a deceiving fulnes...

February 27, 2016

"And as men's diversions increase from the world, so do their entanglements from Satan. When they have more to do in the world than they can well manage, they shall have more to do from Satan than they can well withstand."

 

John Owen, "The Nature, Power, Deceit, and Pre...

February 27, 2016

"Having tasted of the wine of the gospel, they desire no other, for they say, "This is best." So was it with the apostles, upon the apostasy of many false professors: "Will ye also go away?" John vi. 67. They answer by Peter, "Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the w...

February 25, 2016

"The noxious humour in the body, which is so stubborn as that no use of the most sovereign remedies can prevail against it, ought to be regarded. Such is this indwelling sin if not watched over. It breaks all the cords made to bind it; it blunts the instruments appoint...

February 24, 2016

"It is indeed no marvel that poor creatures who forsake their own mercies, and run away from the pasture and fold of Christ in his ordinances, are rent and torn with diverse lusts, and do pine away with hunger and famine; but to see men living under and enjoying all th...

February 23, 2016

"Methinks this should make us look about us. Are we better than Noah, who had that testimony from God, that he was "a perfect man in his generations," and "walked with God?" Are we better than Lot, whose "righteous soul was vexed with evil deeds of ungodly men," and is...

February 22, 2016

"When a man hath conceived a sin, and is in full purpose of the pursuit of it, God oftentimes sends a sickness and abates his strength, or a loss cuts him short of his plenty, and so takes him off from the pursuit of his lusts, though it may be his heart is not weaned...

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