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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

John Owen Quotes

After hearing the evidence, I will record a verdict of natural causes.
John Owen

All other ways of mortification are vain, all helps leave us helpless, it must be done by the Spirit.
John Owen

All thing I thought I knew; but now confess, the more I know I know, I know the less.
John Owen

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.
John Owen

I wish thy lot, now bad, still worse, my friend, for when at worst, they say, things always mend.
John Owen

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

Leanness of body and soul may go together.
John Owen

Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction.
John Owen

The custom of sinning takes away the sense of it, the course of the world takes away the shame of it.
John Owen

The house built on the sand may oftentimes be built higher, have more fair parapets and battlements, windows and ornaments, than that which is built upon the rock; yet all gifts and privileges equal not one grace.
John Owen

The most tremendous judgment of God in this world is the hardening of the hearts of men.
John Owen

The vigor and power and comfort of our spiritual life depends on our mortification of deeds of the flesh.
John Owen

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