A few excerpts from the Introduction:
- “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.
“Think not, O poor downcast child of God, because the scars of thine old sins have marred thy beauty, that he loves thee less because of that blemish.”Posted: 12.31.2013
Charles Spurgeon in his sermon, The Comforter.