"...this is...the nature of all gospel truths - they are fitted and suited to be experienced by a believing soul...[believers are to] have...[an] inward sense or relish...[of biblical] doctrine...[thus]
Let a real trial come, and this will appear. Few will be found to sacrifice their lives on bare speculations. Experience will give assurance and stability."
-John Owen, "An Exposition of Psalm 130". The Works of John Owen, Volume VI. The Banner of Truth Trust: Carlisle, PA. (1668) 2000. p.459.