Indwelling Sin in Believers (Vintage Puritan)

Indwelling Sin in Believers (Vintage Puritan)

John Owen / Feb 17, 2020
Indwelling Sin in Believers Vintage Puritan John Owen s Indwelling Sin in Believers is a guide to knowing our enemy a field manual for the lifelong war Christ s soldiers must wage against the sin that remains in them after conversion Like an e
  • Title: Indwelling Sin in Believers (Vintage Puritan)
  • Author: John Owen
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  • Page: 176
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • John Owen s Indwelling Sin in Believers is a guide to knowing our enemy, a field manual for the lifelong war Christ s soldiers must wage against the sin that remains in them after conversion Like an experienced general, Owen sets out the strategy and tactics of indwelling sin with unrivalled insight and clarity Based on Romans 7 21, I find then a law, that, when I wouldJohn Owen s Indwelling Sin in Believers is a guide to knowing our enemy, a field manual for the lifelong war Christ s soldiers must wage against the sin that remains in them after conversion Like an experienced general, Owen sets out the strategy and tactics of indwelling sin with unrivalled insight and clarity Based on Romans 7 21, I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me , Owen s work shows that sin is a powerful inward law or principle lodged in the heart whose whole nature is enmity against God This powerful river, flowing from the Fall, can only be brought under control by regenerating grace However, sin s enmity remains in believers after conversion, and the long war against it is one in which all Christians must engage Though this is a book about sin, it is no less about the all sufficient grace of Christ There is much here to strengthen and comfort the believer Owen never lets us think that we must depend on our own unaided efforts Nor are we sent to the law for help, since defeating sin is something the law cannot do Our victory lies in seeing to it that the springs of grace remain open, and that communion with God in Christ remains our joy and delight Includes hyperlinked footnotes and table of contents for easy navigation.
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      • John Owen

        John Owen was an English theologian and was without doubt not only the greatest theologian of the English Puritan movement but also one of the greatest European Reformed theologians of his day, and quite possibly possessed the finest theological mind that England ever produced Owen, John , in Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals, p 494

    620 Comments

    1. John Owen is a master He is a true doctor of the soul He has seen the enemy and has pinpointed its location He shines a bright light upon the law of sin and intricately describes its every move and motive Overcoming sin s rule and influence in our lives is a life s work This is definitely a book to read over and over again Keep a constant, humbling sense of this secret aversion to spirituality that lies in our nature To see its effects is a powerful inducement to walk humbly with God The fact th [...]


    2. I think John Owens opened my eyes to the weightiness of sin I think, far too often, that sin can be dealt with a quick I m sorry and then move on Sin is there, I have little power against it, except through God s word, God s sacrifice, and God s grace.


    3. It s John Owen Thus, it is fantastic From the pages of this Puritan classic, one can get an indepth look at the enemy within and how to combat it Owen does what Owen does best by giving a breakdown of how sin and the law of sin functions in the life of the believer I highly, highly recommend this book Granted, it is written in an older English style, much like one would expect from the Puritan era, but the content is excellent my only frustration concern with the book is when Owen refers to the [...]


    4. This was a very good book I previously readThe Mortification of Sin and on Temptation The Nature and Power of It I think this was my least favorite of the three, but it gives a very thorough study of sin, the ways it works, and the power that it has I would recommend just reading the first two and not this one because much of the information is contained in the first two books I did enjoy reading this and feel that it did deepen my understand of my own sin Some main concepts that really affectin [...]


    5. Very helpful guide to knowing our greatest enemy as believers The great wisdom and security of the soul in dealing with indwelling sin is to put a violent stop to it at its first motion Venture all on the first attempt Die rather than yield to it if sin finds any agreement in the soul at all, it gains strength and gradually rises to this madness You would not have experienced this fury of sin if you had not dallied with it before if yo had not brought up this servant, this slave, delicately, it [...]


    6. Why do Christians continue to sin This is a question that every believer deals with, and this classic Owen work made easier to read and abridged proves very beneficial in addressing the issue of indwelling sin Owen persuades Christians that they can never be free from sin unless they are willing to forcibly put it to death He also wisely cautions against sin s subtle strategies to undermine those efforts to root it out and destroy it.


    7. Excellent, very challenging I think it will be a book I will visit annually and continue to learn from Owen is truly a blessing from God.Re read August 2015 How privileged we are to have the writings of these Puritan masters Truly a gift from God.


    8. Narrow in scope, but depthy Not a book that I felt able to dip in and out of, or read in spare times To gain the most from it, I found that I needed to set sizeable chunks of time aside to it, armed with pen and paper In short, a book that one ought to actively study, not just read.





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