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John Owen quotes: God never intended for us to be left to pray on our own. God never changes His purpose, but He often does purpose a change. God never intended for us to be left to pray on our own. God never changes His purpose, but He often does purpose a change.
John Owen quotes: He that loves works out good to those that he loves, as he is able. God's power and will are equal; what He wills He works. He that loves works out good to those that he loves, as he is able. God's power and will are equal; what He wills He works.
John Owen quotes: Temptation gains power by persistent solicitations that beget thoughts that make evil less serious Temptation gains power by persistent solicitations that beget thoughts that make evil less serious
John Owen quotes: We ought as much to pray for a blessing upon our daily rod as upon our daily bread. We ought as much to pray for a blessing upon our daily rod as upon our daily bread.
John Owen quotes: Holiness is nothing but the implanting, writing and living out the gospel in our souls Holiness is nothing but the implanting, writing and living out the gospel in our souls
John Owen quotes: I do not understand how a man can be a true believer, in whom sin is not the greatest burden, sorrow and trouble. I do not understand how a man can be a true believer, in whom sin is not the greatest burden, sorrow and trouble.
John Owen quotes: I did not hear what I should have listened to. I did not hear what I should have listened to.
John Owen quotes: The root of an unmortified course is the digestion of sin without bitterness in the heart. The root of an unmortified course is the digestion of sin without bitterness in the heart.
John Owen quotes: Prosperity hath slain the foolish and wounded the wise. Prosperity hath slain the foolish and wounded the wise.
John Owen quotes: Satan's greatest success is in making people think they have plenty of time before they die to consider their eternal welfare. Satan's greatest success is in making people think they have plenty of time before they die to consider their eternal welfare.
John Owen quotes: We can have no power from Christ unless we live in a persuasion that we have none of our own. We can have no power from Christ unless we live in a persuasion that we have none of our own.
John Owen quotes: Unless men see a beauty and delight in the worship of God, they will not do it willingly. Unless men see a beauty and delight in the worship of God, they will not do it willingly.
John Owen quotes: There is no way of deliverance from the state and condition of being in the flesh, but by the Spirit of Christ. There is no way of deliverance from the state and condition of being in the flesh, but by the Spirit of Christ.
John Owen quotes: Christ did not die for any upon condition, if they do believe; but He died for all God's elect, that they should believe. Christ did not die for any upon condition, if they do believe; but He died for all God's elect, that they should believe.
John Owen quotes: I wish thy lot, now bad, still worse, my friend, for when at worst, they say, things always mend. I wish thy lot, now bad, still worse, my friend, for when at worst, they say, things always mend.
John Owen quotes: What then is holiness? Holiness is nothing but the implanting, writing and living out of the gospel in our souls (Eph 4:24). What then is holiness? Holiness is nothing but the implanting, writing and living out of the gospel in our souls (Eph 4:24).
John Owen quotes: Christians can be confident about their growth in sanctification and eternal security because they are confident in the God who promises it. Christians can be confident about their growth in sanctification and eternal security because they are confident in the God who promises it.
John Owen quotes: No man shall ever behold the glory of Christ by sight hereafter who does not in some measure behold it here by faith. No man shall ever behold the glory of Christ by sight hereafter who does not in some measure behold it here by faith.
John Owen quotes: When we have communion with God in the doctrine we contend for-then shall we be garrisoned by the grace of God against all the assaults of men. When we have communion with God in the doctrine we contend for-then shall we be garrisoned by the grace of God against all the assaults of men.
John Owen quotes: There is a state of perfect peace with God which can be attained under imperfect obedience. There is a state of perfect peace with God which can be attained under imperfect obedience.
John Owen quotes: In the divine Scriptures, there are shallows and there are deeps; shallows where the lamb may wade, and deeps where the elephant may swim. In the divine Scriptures, there are shallows and there are deeps; shallows where the lamb may wade, and deeps where the elephant may swim.
John Owen quotes: When sin lets us alone we may let sin alone. When sin lets us alone we may let sin alone.
John Owen quotes: To break men off particular sins, and not to break their hearts, is to deprive ourselves of advantages of dealing with them To break men off particular sins, and not to break their hearts, is to deprive ourselves of advantages of dealing with them
John Owen quotes: The greatest sorrow and burden you can lay on the Father, the greatest unkindness you can do to him is not to believe that he loves you. The greatest sorrow and burden you can lay on the Father, the greatest unkindness you can do to him is not to believe that he loves you.
John Owen quotes: Christ greatly delights in his people and they greatly delight in him Christ greatly delights in
his people and they greatly
delight in him
John Owen quotes: It is evident that you contend against sin merely because of how it troubles you. It is evident that you contend against sin merely because of how it troubles you.
John Owen quotes: Only what God has commanded in His word should be regarded as binding; in all else there may be liberty of actions. Only what God has commanded in His word should be regarded as binding; in all else there may be liberty of actions.
John Owen quotes: Assurance encourateth us in our combat; it delivers us not from it. We may have peace with God when we have done from the assaults of Satan. Assurance encourateth us in our combat; it delivers us not from it. We may have peace with God when we have done from the assaults of Satan.
John Owen quotes: Arminians pretend, very speciously, that Christ died for all men, yet, in effect, they make him die for no one man at all. Arminians pretend, very speciously, that Christ died for all men, yet, in effect, they make him die for no one man at all.
John Owen quotes: The most tremendous judgment of God in this world is the hardening of the hearts of men. The most tremendous judgment of God in this world is the hardening of the hearts of men.
John Owen quotes: Selfishness is the making a man's self his own centre, the beginning and end of all he doeth. Selfishness is the making a man's self his own centre, the beginning and end of all he doeth.
John Owen quotes: All thing I thought I knew; but now confess, the more I know I know, I know the less. All thing I thought I knew; but now confess, the more I know I know, I know the less.
John Owen quotes: That wisdom which cannot teach me that God is love, shall ever pass for folly. That wisdom which cannot teach me that God is love, shall ever pass for folly.
John Owen quotes: Labour to grow better under all your afflictions, lest your afflictions grow worse, lest God mingle them with more darkness, bitterness and terror. Labour to grow better under all your afflictions, lest your afflictions grow worse, lest God mingle them with more darkness, bitterness and terror.
John Owen quotes: Your state is not at all to be measured by the opposition that sin makes to you, but by the opposition you make to it. Your state is not at all to be measured by the opposition that sin makes to you, but by the opposition you make to it.
John Owen quotes: To suppose that whatever God requireth of us that we have power of ourselves to do, is to make the cross and grace of Jesus Christ of none effect. To suppose that whatever God requireth of us that we have power of ourselves to do, is to make the cross and grace of Jesus Christ of none effect.
John Owen quotes: All other ways of mortification are vain, all helps leave us helpless, it must be done by the Spirit. All other ways of mortification are vain, all helps leave us helpless, it must be done by the Spirit.
John Owen quotes: The good Lord send out a spirit of mortification to cure our distempers, or we are in a sad condition! The good Lord send out a spirit of mortification to cure our distempers, or we are in a sad condition!
John Owen quotes: The least grace is a better security for heaven than the greatest gifts or privileges whatsoever. The least grace is a better security for heaven than the greatest gifts or privileges whatsoever.
John Owen quotes: We admit no faith to be justifying, which is not itself and in its own nature a spiritually vital principle of obedience and good works. We admit no faith to be justifying, which is not itself and in its own nature a spiritually vital principle of obedience and good works.
John Owen quotes: To those to whom Christ is the hope of future glory, he is also the life of present grace. To those to whom Christ is the hope of future glory, he is also the life of present grace.
John Owen quotes: The will is the sovereign faculty and power of the soul; whatever principle acts in it and determines it, that hath the rule. Notwithstanding The will is the sovereign faculty and power of the soul; whatever principle acts in it and determines it, that hath the rule. Notwithstanding
John Owen quotes: Nothing shall be lost that is done for God or in obedience to Him. Nothing shall be lost that is done for God or in obedience to Him.
John Owen quotes: All attempts, then, for mortification of any lust, without an interest in Christ, are vain. All attempts, then, for mortification of any lust, without an interest in Christ, are vain.
John Owen quotes: We speak much of God, and talk of him, his ways, his works; the truth is, we know very little of him. We speak much of God, and talk of him, his ways, his works; the truth is, we know very little of him.
John Owen quotes: There is no true gospel fruit without faith and repentance. There is no true gospel fruit without faith and repentance.
John Owen quotes: There is no broader way to apostasy than to reject God's sovereignty in all things concerning the revelation of himself and our obedience ... There is no broader way to apostasy than to reject God's sovereignty in all things concerning the revelation of himself and our obedience ...
John Owen quotes: If Scripture has more than one meaning, it has no meaning at all. If Scripture has more than one meaning, it has no meaning at all.
John Owen quotes: We must not be concerned only with that which troubles us, but with all that troubles God. We must not be concerned only with that which troubles us, but with all that troubles God.
John Owen quotes: Then are we servants of God, then are we the disciples of Christ, when we do what is commanded us and because it is commanded us. Then are we servants of God, then are we the disciples of Christ, when we do what is commanded us and because it is commanded us.
John Owen quotes: See in the meantime that your faith brings forth obedience, and God in due time will cause it to bring forth peace. See in the meantime that your faith brings forth obedience, and God in due time will cause it to bring forth peace.
John Owen quotes: Christ so loves his people that he sings with joy over them. Christ so loves his people that he sings with joy over them.
John Owen quotes: He who finds not opposition from [sin] ... is at peace with it, not dying to it. He who finds not opposition from [sin] ... is at peace with it, not dying to it.
John Owen quotes: God and the doctor we like adore,But only when in danger, not before. God and the doctor we like adore,
But only when in danger, not before.
John Owen quotes: A man may be carried on in a constant course of mortification all his days; and yet perhaps never enjoy a good day of peace and consolation. A man may be carried on in a constant course of mortification all his days; and yet perhaps never enjoy a good day of peace and consolation.
John Owen quotes: There wanted not some beams of light to guide men in the exercise of their Stocastick faculty. There wanted not some beams of light to guide men in the exercise of their Stocastick faculty.
John Owen quotes: Mortification is the soul's vigorous opposition to self, wherein sincerity is most evident. Mortification is the soul's vigorous opposition to self, wherein sincerity is most evident.
John Owen quotes: When we give vent to the soul, to try what grace is there, corruption comes out; and when we search for corruption, grace appears. So When we give vent to the soul, to try what grace is there, corruption comes out; and when we search for corruption, grace appears. So