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The Mortification of Sin (a Puritan Guide) Paperback – Apr 1 2012

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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Createspace (April 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449919987
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449919986
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #526,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The Need and Means to Cut Off Sin May 18 2010
By Mike Robinson - Published on
Format: Paperback
The new convert asked in frustration: "I am told every Sunday to be holy. I am admonished to be righteous and obedient. But how do I avoid sin?" Herein the great John Owen (1616-1683 Puritan theologian from Oxfordshire) gives an outstanding short treatise on the mortification of sin.

Owens explains: "When sin lets us alone we may let sin alone; but as sin is never less quiet than when it seems to be most quiet, and its waters are for the most part deep when they are still, so ought our contrivances against it to be vigorous at all times and in all ways"

"The Mortification of Sin" was written by the erudite scholar and outstanding Puritan John Owen who advocates the essential truth that the believer must put off sin, its entrapments and allurements. Through the Word and Spirit, God has supplied effective and potent spiritual resources for the Christian to grow in sanctification. This is an aged book penned by a Puritan, yet, or actually thus, it is powerful and effectual for the modern Christian. We all need the truth of scripture systematized in this mighty volume.

Owen asks: "Do you mortify? Do you make it your daily work? Be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you"
He adds: "The vigor and power and comfort of our spiritual life depends on our mortification of deeds of the flesh"
He is the author of the finest commentary on the Book of Hebrews; also a must read.

Owens warns: "The custom of sinning takes away the sense of it, the course of the world takes away the shame of it"
There Are Moral Absolutes: How to Be Absolutely Sure That Christianity Alone Supplies
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Put to death! April 4 2011
By Ryan Faulk - Published on
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If you are a passionate Christ follower, and you hate sin, you need to read this book. It lays out in exegetic terms our duty and methods of killing sin, firmly rooted in scripture and the love of God.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great book!! Jan. 11 2012
By Fresh - Published on
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A classic for every Christian to read and to learn from. Its refreshing hearing a perspective from centuries ago that still pertain to today.
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Great Book by a Great Leader Feb. 14 2011
By C. Lewton - Published on
Format: Paperback
John Owen knew what he was talking about. Christians don't read good books today. Even in Christian Universities the classics like "Mortification" are often neglected. This is a great book, revolving and knit with Scriptures that give us the upper hand in our daily walk with Christ!

What a helpful text! March 19 2013
By Gregg E. Hodge - Published on
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Like so many other "dead people," Owen writes with a clarity and depth that many modern authors can only admire. This is a classic theological "how to" that every Christian can benefit from. The Gospel rescues us indeed, and, thanks to Owen, we can learn some concrete ways how to employ its saving power. He truly and clearly shows us how, "by the Spirit, to put to death the deeds of the flesh." Thank you for publishing this treasure.

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