The Unmortified Professor

“When a man hath fixed his imagination to such an apprehension of grace and mercy, as to be able without bitterness to swallow and digest daily sins, that man is at the very brink of turning the grace of God into lasciviousness, and being hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Neither is there are greater evidence in the world of a false and rotten heart, than to drive such a trade. To use, for the countenancing of sin, the blood of Christ, which is given to cleanse us (1 John 1:7; Titus 2:14); the exaltation of Christ, which is to give us repentance (Acts 5:31); the doctrine of grace, which teaches us to deny all ungodliness (Titus 2:11,12); is a rebellion, that, in the issue, will break the bones.”

– John Owen (The Mortification of Sin)


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