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.
Please, please, please check out this sermon from Sunday. It is such a great reminder that God sympathizes with our every temptation, and that He is sufficient in our times of need.
We are so convinced that we can handle life on our own, but if you’re really honest with yourself, you know that’s just not true.