Sunday, June 8, 2008

Mortification of Sin - Chapter Three

Life has been hectic, and while I have had no problem keeping up with my reading, I have found very little time to blog my observations. As a result, this and the next couple of posts will consist of highlights drawn from John Owen's The Mortification of Sin.

Chapter Three - The Work of the Spirit in Mortification

How does the Spirit mortify sin?

i. By causing our hearts to abound in grace and the fruits that are contrary to the works of the flesh.

ii. By the effective destruction of the root and habit of sin, to weaken, destroy, and take it away.

iii. He brings the cross of Christ into the heart of a sinner by faith, and gives communion with Christ in His death, and fellowship in His sufferings. (pgs. 17-19)

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