Tuesday, February 7, 2017

My Year with Owen #6

I will be sharing some John Owen quotes this year. The first book I'll be reading is Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers (1656).

To mortify a sin is not utterly to kill, root it out, and destroy it, that it should have no more hold at all nor residence in our hearts. ~ John Owen
It is true this is that which is aimed at; but this is not in this life to be accomplished. ~ John Owen
Mortification is not the dissimulation of sin. ~ John Owen
The mortification of sin consists not in the improvement of a quiet, sedate nature. ~ John Owen
A sin is not mortified when it is only diverted. ~ John Owen
Occasional conquests of sin do not amount to a mortifying of it. ~ John Owen
Mortification consists in a habitual weakening of sin. ~ John Owen

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