The Works of John Owen Volume . 2

The Works of John Owen Volume . 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...But to return; I speak in this position only of them that are adult, and not converted until they have made use of the means of grace, in and by their own reasons and understandings: and the dispositions I intend, are only materially so; not such as contain grace of the same nature as is regeneration itself. A material disposition is that which disposeth, and some way maketh a subject fit for, the reception of that which shall be communicated, added, or infused into it, as its form. So wood by dryness and a due composure, is made fit and ready to admit of firing, or continual fire. A formal disposition is where one degree of the same kind, disposeth the subject unto farther degrees of it. As the morning light which is of the same kind, disposeth the air to the reception of the full light of the sun. The former we allow here, not the latter. Thus in natural generation there are sundry dispositions of the matter before the form is introduced. So the body of Adam was formed, before the rational soul was breathed into it; and Ezekiel's bones came together with a noise and shaking before the breath of life entered into them. I shall in this place give only a summary account of this preparatory work; because in the close of these discourses, I shall handle it practically and more at large. Wherefore what I have here to offer concerning it, shall be reduced unto the ensuing observations. First, There are some things required of us in a way of duty in order unto our regeneration, which are so in the power of our mon natural abilities, as that nothing but corrupt prejudices and stubbornness in sinning, doth keep or hinder men from the performance of them. And these we may reduce unto two heads: (1.) An outward attendance, unto the dispensation of the more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236599918
  • 9781236599919