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John Owen, Of Temptation, Chapter 1 1658

Of Temptation is the culmination of his discourses on the subject. In his treatise, Owen addresses the nature and power of temptation, the risk of entering into it, and the means of avoiding its danger. Owen defines temptation as anything with the ability to entice the Christian’s mind or heart away from obedience to God and redirect it towards sin. Owen warns us that our power is not strong enough to protect us from temptation; rather, it is by God’s power of preservation that we are saved. As Christians, we can guard ourselves against temptation in part by praying for God’s power to help us resist it. His treatise teaches Christians how to recognize the threat of temptation and protect themselves against it.

John L Dagg – Human Inability – Manual of Theology

Dagg, born in 1794, in Loudoun County, Virginia, lived to be over 90 years old. He died in June of 1884, as one of the most respected men in Baptist life and remains one of the most profound thinkers produced by his denomination. The diversity of his works demonstrates this. from Founders.org

Human Inability

Thomas Boston – Fourfold State – The Corruption of the Will

The will, that commanding faculty, which at first was faithful and ruled with God, is now turned traitor, and rules with and for the devil. God planted it in man, “wholly a holy seed;” but now it is “turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine.” It was originally placed in due subordination to the will of God, as was shown before; but now it is wholly gone aside.

Fourfold State_The Corruption of the Will…

Leonard Woods 1835 An Essay on Native Depravity – Preliminary Remarks

The premium of three hundred dollars which was 
awarded to the writer of the Following Essay, was 
offered by Mr. John Dunlop of Edinburgh, Scot- 
land* The Judges appointed were, the Reverend 
Jeremiah Day, D. D. L. L. D. President of 
Yale Colleqe, the Reverend Edward D. 
Griffin, D. D* President of Williams Col- 
lege, and the Reverend Heman Humphrey, 
D. D. President of Amherst College. The 
publication of the Essay was delayed some time, 
for the purpose of receiving the directions of Mr. 
Dunlop.

An Essay on Native Depravity - Preliminary Remarks