June 25, 2017

The Spirit and the Church by John Owen

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How do Christians come to the certainty that the Bible is the Word of God, and gain an understanding of His mind and will from it? How do they acquire the ability to pray, and lead others in prayer? How are they confronted and supported in all the difficulties they meet? And how can the church be led, taught and guided aright, when Christ is not here on earth?

According to the great puritan leader John Owen, the answer to all these questions is the same: by the gracious and powerful work of the Holy Spirit which he expands on in The Spirit and the Church.

He it is who convinces, assures, teaches, comforts and equips the church and all its members for all the work they are called to do. In an age when many think Christianity is nothing more than human effort, based on fallible human conclusions, Owen calls the church back to divine certainty and divine resources.

The style in which the Puritans wrote can present difficulties for modern readers, but this updated abridgment by Dr. R. J. K. Law will allow Owen to speak to Christians today on a theme which remains as vitally important for the well-being of the church in the twenty-first century as it was when Owen first wrote.

196 Pages
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About the Author: John Owen (1616-1683) is amongst the best known of the Puritans. His writings continue to be widely read and greatly appreciated to this day.

Comments

  1. Haley, thanks for posting this. I look forward to reading it; I need more commentary for the book I am working on, “Worship That Springs from the Heart of God, a Sheep’s View.”

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