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John Owen on How Severing Sin at the Root Cannot be Accomplished Apart from The Holy Spirit

November 1, 2015

 "The principal efficient cause of the performance of this duty is the Spirit: -"If by the Spirit." The Spirit here is the Spirit mentioned verse 11, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of God, that "dwells in us," verse 9, that "quickens us," verse 11; "the Holy Ghost," verse 14; the "Spirit of adoption," verse 15; the Spirit  "that maketh intercession for us, verse 26. All other ways of mortification are vain, all helps leave us helpless; it must be done by the Spirit."

 

-John Owen, "Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers; ". The Works of John Owen, Volume VI.  The Banner of Truth Trust: Carlisle, PA.  (1668) 2000.  p.7.

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Jeremiah Burroughs on the Contentment Produced By Holding the Bible in High Regard and Clinging Tightly to It's Promises

August 29, 2015

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