John Owen

Finding Shelter and Fruit Amidst the Storm – John Owen

Did you never run to a tree for shelter in a storm, and find fruit which you did not expect? Did you never go to God for safeguard in these times, driven by outward storms, and there find unexpected fruit, the peaceable fruit of righteousness, that made you say, “Happy tempest, which cast me into such a harbor”?

– John Owen –
1616 –1683

What Holiness Is – John Owen

Holiness is nothing but the implanting, writing, and realizing of the gospel in our souls.

– John Owen –

Clinging to Christ – John Owen

The first effect of a true love for Christ is our clinging to him. The believer’s soul is knit to Christ’s soul as David’s was to Jonathan’s (1 Samuel 18:1). Love produces a firm clinging to Christ crucified that makes a soul in some sense always present with Christ on the cross.

– John Owen –
from The Holy Spirit, 1674