April 30, 2015

 

"Your state is not at all to be measured by the opposition sin makes to you, but by the opposition you make to it."

 

-John Owen, "An Exposition of Psalm 130".  The Works of John Owen, Volume VI.  The Banner of Truth Trust: Carlisle, PA.  (1668) 2000.  p.605....

April 29, 2015

 

"It is most certain that there are two estates and conditions that divide all mankind, and every one that lives in the world doth completely and absolutely belong unto one of them.  These are, the state of nature and the state of grace, - of sin and of righteousness b...

April 27, 2015

 

"Indeed, as in all worldly joys there is a secret wound, so in all godly sorrow and mourning, considered in itself, there is a secret joy and refreshment; hence it doth not wither and dry up, but rather enlarge, open, and sweeten the heart.  I am persuaded that, they...

April 11, 2015

 

"If God reveals...[the gospel for his] purpose, and men use it quite unto another, they do not receive the word of God, nor believe the thing revealed, but steal the word and delude their own souls...God reveals forgiveness unto him by Christ to be his all...God inten...

April 10, 2015

 

"[The] great[est]...evidence [of false conversion]: Men live in sin, and therefore they do not believe forgiveness of sin...Acts xv.9...1 Pet. 1.22...James ii.22...Tit. ii.11, 12...the grace whereof we speak...purifies the heart...in obeying the truth...the life is ma...

April 9, 2015

 

"When our Saviour told his disciples that one of them twelve should betray him, though it were but one of twelve that was in danger, yet every one of the twelve made particular inquiry about himself...Is it not, then, incumbent on every one to be inquiring in what num...

April 8, 2015

 

"Self-love...liking of lust...sloth, unwillingness unto self-examination, reputation with the world, and...in the church, all vigorously concour unto men's self-deceivings in this matter.  It is no easy thing for a soul to break through all these...to come to a clear...

April 7, 2015

 

"Men talk of 'fundamental errors'; this is to me the most fundamental error that any can fall into, and the most pernicious...1. They do not indeed believe forgiveness.  2. They suppose they do believe it, which keeps them from seeking after the only remedy.  Both the...

April 6, 2015

 

"Many, I say, the most of men who live under the...[preaching] of the gospel, do woefully deceive their own souls in this matter.  They do not believe what they profess themselves to believe, and what they think they believe."

 

-John Owen, "An Exposition of Psalm 130"....

March 16, 2015

 

"God forbid that we should have slight thoughts of that which was so strangely and wonderfully brought forth [in the gospel]...Shall all this be done for our sakes, and shall we undervalue it or disesteem it?  God forbid...Prize it as you prize your souls; and give gl...

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