Quotes by John Owen

"On Christ’s glory I would fix all my thoughts and desires, and the more I see of the glory of Christ, the more the painted beauties of this world will wither in my eyes and I will be more and more crucified to this world. It will become to me like something dead and putrid, impossible for me to enjoy."
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"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."
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"He can make the dry parched ground of my soul to become a pool and my thirsty barren heart as springs of water. Yes he can make this habitation of dragons this heart which is so full of abominable lusts and fiery temptations to be a place of bounty and fruitfulness unto Himself"
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"Do you mortify; do you make it your daily work; be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you."
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"There is no broader way to apostasy than to reject God’s sovereignty in all things concerning the revelation of himself and our obedience..."
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Books by John Owen

  • The Holy Spirit
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  • December 1st 1998 by Banner of Truth

    (first published 1674)

John Owen
  • John Owen

  • Date of birth: January 01, 1616
  • Died: August 24, 1683
  • Born: in Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: 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)

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