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John Owen Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from John Owen
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“We do not have the ability in ourselves to accomplish the least of God’s tasks. This is the law of grace. ”
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“Christ did not die for any upon condition, if they do believe; but He died for all God’s elect, that they should believe.”
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“Others only delude themselves and thus upset families, churches, and all other relationships. In their self-pride and judgment of others, they show great inconsistency.”
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“When we recognize it is impossible for us to perform a duty in our own strength, we will discover the secret of its accomplishment.”
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“If private revelations agree with Scripture, they are needless, and if they disagree, they are false.”
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“If we do not abide in prayer, we will abide in temptation.”
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“Satan’s greatest success is in making people think they have plenty of time before they die to consider their eternal welfare.”
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“The duties God requires of us are not in proportion to the strength we possess in ourselves. Rather, they are proportional to the resources available to us in Christ.”
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“The person who understands the evil in his own heart is the only person who is useful, fruitful, and solid in his beliefs and obedience. ”
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“Be killing sin or it will be killing you.”
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“If the Word does not dwell with power in us, it will not pass with power from us.”
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“Though we are commanded to ‘wash ourselves’, to ‘cleanse ourselves from sins’, to ‘purge ourselves from all our iniquities’, yet to imagine that we can do these things by our own efforts is to trample on the cross and grace of Jesus Christ.”
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“Let our hearts admit, “I am poor and weak. Satan is too subtle, too cunning, too powerful; he watches constantly for advantages over my soul. The world presses in upon me with all sorts of pressures, pleas, and pretences.”
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“We are never nearer Christ than when we find ourselves lost in a holy amazement at His unspeakable love.”
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“I do not understand how a man can be a true believer, in whom sin is not the greatest burden, sorrow and trouble.”
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“Whatever God works in us by his grace, he commands us to do as our duty. God works all in us and by us.”
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“My own corruption is violent, tumultuous, enticing, and entangling. As it conceives sin, it wars within me and against me.”
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“Occasions and opportunities for temptation are innumerable. No wonder I do not know how deeply involved I have been with sin.”
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“Every time we say we believe in the Holy Spirit, we mean we believe that there is a living God able and willing to enter human personality and change it.”
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“Therefore, on God alone will I rely for my keeping. I will continually look to Him.”

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