Sunday, January 06, 2008

Quote of the Week

From John Owen's Apostasy From the Gospel, pg. 7-8

...But only by the doctrines of the gospel can the mind be illuminated and freed from darkness and ignorance (2 Pet. 1:19-21)...

...It is a great mercy, a great privilege to be enlightened with the doctrine of the gospel and to have its truth impressed on our minds by the inward work of the Holy Spirit.
This great mercy and privilege may be lost by the sin of neglect, which will serve only to increase the sinfulness and condemnation of those who were once made partakers of this privilege.
Where this is a total neglect of this great privilege, with no attempt to grow in the knowledge of the gospel, the condition of such persons is very dangerous and could lead to final apostasy, from which they will find it impossible to repent.

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