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John Owen – A Real Sense of Sin’s Forgiveness is Rare – Why?

This discovery of forgiveness in God is great, holy, and mysterious, and which very few on gospel grounds do attain unto.

It is, then, no easy thing to make a discovery of forgiveness to a soul, when the work and employment which conscience, upon unquestionable grounds, challengeth unto itself lies in opposition unto it. Hence is the soul’s great desire to establish its own righteousness,

Forgiveness of Sin, The sense of it is rare

 

John Owen – The Discovery of the Forgiveness of Sin is Rare

This discovery of forgiveness in God is great, holy, and mysterious, and which very few on gospel grounds do attain unto. All men, indeed, say there is; most men are persuaded that they think so.
Only men in great and desperate extremities, like Cain or Spira, seem to call it into question. But their thoughts are empty, groundless, yea, for the most part wicked and atheistical.  Elihu tells us, that to declare this aright to a sinful soul, it is the work of “a messenger, an interpreter, one among a thousand.

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