From Overcoming Sin and Temptation | Introduction

A few excerpts from the Introduction:

Overcoming Cover

  • “Using classic faculty-psychology categories of the mind, the will, and the affections, Owen consistently attempts to present a holistic perspective of the human person, and this informs his view of sin and sanctification.” (pp. 26-27)
  • “Past faithfulness is not a protection against present dangers.” (p. 30)
  • “…the only hope Owen can promise comes not through further self-examination but by embracing the love and provision of God.” (p. 31)
  • “Owen’s goal is not to have people remain focused on their sin but rather to embrace the redemption accomplished in Christ.” (p. 31)
  • “Christians can be confident about their growth in sanctification and eternal security because they are confident in the God who promises it.” (p. 32)
  • “…rituals and human effort without the Spirit cannot ultimately bring liberation from sin and temptation.” (p. 33)

Looking forward to what’s to come.