Puritan Patristics: Archetypal Theology

Let’s consider two key points. The study of the writings of their predecessors were important for two reasons—it established right and wrong doctrine and practice: 1. Archetypal theology and [...]

Great is the Mystery of Godliness

From Ambrose, (De Fide, ad Gratianum) as cited by John Owen in the Preface to Christologia I inquire of you when and how the Son was begotten? Impossible it is to me to know the mystery of this [...]

Christ and His Brethren

From John Owen’s Commentary on Hebrews 3:15-19 This is a ground of unspeakable consolation unto believers, with supportment in every condition. No unworthiness in them, no misery upon them, [...]

Man’s Duty and God’s Purpose

From Owen Volume 10: 3. We must exactly distinguish between man’s duty and God’s purpose, there being no connection between them. The purpose and decree of God is not the rule of our duty; [...]

The Problem with Words

Human life is all about communication. God made us to be social creatures, interacting with others over a wide spectrum of occasions. From the womb onward, we express ourselves. Parents nurture [...]

Pastor, How do you spend your time?

Pastor, how do you spend your time? Is it devoted to the study of spiritual things?  Here are some words from a Master, comments made in an ordination sermon: And I do not know a warning that I [...]

Great is the Mystery of Godliness

Profound words, very relevant today, from John Owen, Vol. 1 Some would have all things that we are to believe to be leveled absolutely unto our reason and comprehension — a principle which, at [...]

The New Covenant and the Spread of the Gospel

From Owen, Vol 10 Continued: 2. A second thing to be considered is, the economy or administration of the new covenant in the times of the gospel, with the amplitude and enlargement of the kingdom [...]

Definite Atonement and the Spread of the Gospel

One of the most frequent objections to the doctrine of definite atonement as made by its opponents, is that this doctrine by its very nature undermines the proclamation of the gospel. Those who [...]

John Owen’s Epitaph

The greatest puritan, John Owen, is buried in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground in London. His epitaph is in Latin; here is an English translation. The reference in the final sentence is to 24 [...]

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