April 5, 2015


"Our satisfaction in this matter of [God's forgiveness] is to be taken from his nature.  Were he a man, or as the sons of man, it were impossible that, upon such and so many provocations, he should turn away from the fierceness of his anger.  But he is God.  This give...

April 4, 2015


"...this forgiveness that is with God is such as becomes him...It is not like that narrow, difficult, halving, and manacled forgiveness that is found amongst men, when any such thing is found amongst them; but it is full, free, boundless, bottomless, absolute, such as...

April 3, 2015



"What, then, shall we say now?  Is there forgiveness with...[God] or no?  'He that planted the ear, shall he not hear?  He that formed the eye, shall he not see?'  He that thus prescribes forgiveness to us, that bestows the grace of it upon us, is there not forgivene...

April 1, 2015


"This is that principally which renders a good man, for whom one would even dare to die.  And I am sorry to add that this grace or duty is recommended by its rarity.  It is little found amongst the children of men."


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

March 31, 2015


"...no grace, no virtue, no duty, no ornament of the mind or conversation of man, is in itself so lovely, so comely, so praiseworthy, or so useful unto mankind, as are meekness, readiness to forgive, and pardon."  


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

March 29, 2015


"Our forgiving of others will not procure forgiveness for ourselves; but our not forgiving others proves that we ourselves are not forgiven."


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

March 28, 2015


"God requires...forgiveness in us upon the account of the forgiveness we receive from him; which is to put the greatest obligation upon us unto it that we are capable of, and to give the strongest and most powerful motive possible unto its performance.  See Eph. iv. 3...

March 17, 2015


"Would you be made partakers of this forgiveness...[in Jesus Christ]?  - go unto God, spread before him this whole matter; plead with him...Nothing here can ruin us, but unbelief.  Lay hold on this covenant and we shall have pardon."


-John Owen, "An Exposition of...

March 6, 2015


"God's prescription of religious worship unto sinners doth undeniably prove that with him there is forgiveness."


-John Owen, "An Exposition of Psalm 130".  The Works of John Owen, Volume VI.  The Banner of Truth Trust: Carlisle, PA.  (1668) 2000.  p.469....

March 5, 2015


"God hath promised to hear our prayers, and in particular those wich we make unto him for the forgiveness of sin...our Saviour hath assured us...".


-John Owen, "An Exposition of Psalm 130".  The Works of John Owen, Volume VI.  The Banner of Truth Trust: Carlisle, PA....

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