Contend Earnestly: Owen Quote and Around the Blogosphere

Friday, March 09, 2007

Owen Quote and Around the Blogosphere

I want to first give you a quote from what has become one of my favorite books by John Owen: Mortification of Sin. Many have heard this quote before but I don't think we can be reminded enough:

I. That the choicest believers, who are assuredly freed from the condemning power of sin, ought yet to make it their business all their days to mortify the indwelling power of sin.

So the apostle, Col. iii. 5, "Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth." Whom speaks he to? Such as were "risen with Christ," verse 1; such as were "dead" with him, verse 3; such as whose life Christ was, and who should "appear with him in glory," verse 4. 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. Your being dead with Christ virtually, your being quickened with him, will not excuse you from this work. And our Saviour tells us how his Father deals with every branch in

Also: Around the Blogosphere

Irish Calvinist giving us the "Poor Man's Shepherd's Conference" with his updates...much appreciated.

Mike Ratliff with a great post on "Walking in the Light"

A must read with John Piper writing about his dad's last day here on this earth

Pulpit on Cessationalism

Daniel Ritchie has written a new book

Theologian unveiling his new project

Congrats to David Shaw and his new baby!


David Shaw said...


Thanks for the link to Mike Ratliff's post on "Walking in the Light." I am currently studying I John and appreciate his insight.

Also, thanks again for your kind words and encouragment on my new son.

Seth McBee said... problem...

Mike is a great writer...keep visiting him, he has some good insights.

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