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John Owen and the "Normal" Christian Life

or Sanctification in an Era of Confusion

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When methods promise a great deal more than they actually deliver, the net result is not victory over sin, but an even greater sense of guilt and heightened awareness of failure.

The lament of recent writers over the deplorable state of theological consciousness in the churches is alarming. David Wells' judgment that evangelicalism (being an expression of the Enlightenment which it so professes to oppose) is on the verge of "losing its character, if not its soul," has a ring of reality in it. (1)


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1 [ Back ] David F. Wells, No Place For Truth, Or, Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1993), 68.
2 [ Back ] James I. Packer, Introduction to John Owen's Sin and Temptation: The Challenge To Personal Godliness, ed. by James M. Houston (Portland, OR: Multnomah, 1983), xxix.
3 [ Back ] Sinclair B. Ferguson, John Owen on the Christian Life (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1987), 125-26.
4 [ Back ] Ibid., 55.
5 [ Back ] James I. Packer, A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 1990), 199.

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Issue: "Pilgrim's Progress: The Life of a Justified Sinner" Nov./Dec. 1996 Vol. 5 No. 6 Page number(s): 14-18

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