April 13, 2015

 

"God reveals himself as an all-sufficient God, as one that is able to go through with all his engagements [including your sanctification as a Christian].  If you will stagger [at this], you may do so.  [But] This [much] is certain, you have no cause to to do so from h...

April 9, 2015

 

"The entire structure of saving, evangelical theology is built on the fact of a completely wretched state of all mankind by nature, and that theology cannot be understood or practiced without a clear sense of that natural wretchedness.  Why so?  Well, what will follow...

March 30, 2015

 

"To be morose, implacable, inexorable, revengeful, is one of the greatest degeneracies of human nature...To remember injuries, to retain a sense of wrongs, to watch for opportunities of revenge, to hate and to be maliciously perverse, is to represent the image of the...

March 18, 2015

 

"Our sins are so [bad], and our righteousness is no better...What way, then, what remedy is left unto us?  Only this of laying hold on the arm and strength of God in that covenant wherein forgiveness of sin is provided."

 

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

March 9, 2015

 

"Is it for want of mercy, goodness, grace or patience in God?  Is it through any defect in the mediation of the Lord Christ?  Is it for want of the mightiest encouragments and most infallible assurances that with God there is forgiveness [that people don't embrace the...

February 17, 2015

 

"Fear not, then, the guilt of sin, but the love of it and the power of it.  If we love and like sin better than forgiveness, we shall assuredly go without it."

 

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

February 14, 2015

 

"If you will not believe forgiveness, pretend what you please, it is in truth because you hate repentance."

 

-John Owen, "An Exposition of Psalm 130".  The Works of John Owen, Volume VI.  The Banner of Truth Trust: Carlisle, PA.  (1668) 2000.  p.440....

February 11, 2015

 

"...most of them who...pretend to believe that there is forgiveness with God, do indeed believe no such thing...They love sin the more for it, and God never the better...".

 

-John Owen, "An Exposition of Psalm 130".  The Works of John Owen, Volume VI.  The Banner of Tr...

February 3, 2015

 

"In ourselves we are lost, that is unquestionable...and we lie every moment at the door of eternity."

 

-John Owen, "An Exposition of Psalm 130".  The Works of John Owen, Volume VI.  The Banner of Truth Trust: Carlisle, PA.  (1668) 2000.  p.409.  

January 27, 2015

 

"This is the frame of most men, - they know little of God, and are little troubled about any thing that relates unto him.  God is not reverenced, sin is but a trifle, forgiveness a matter of nothing; whoso will may have it for asking." 

 

-John Owen, An Exposition...

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