Saturday, April 04, 2009

Owen: objecting to rebirth

April 4, 2009

    Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
    -- John 1:12,13 (NIV)

    Let them pretend what they please, the true reason why any despise the new birth is because they hate a new life. He that cannot endure to live to God will as little endure to hear of being born of God.
    ... John Owen (1616-1683), Pneumatologia: Or, A Discourse Concerning the Holy Spirit, III.1 (see the book)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You love and protect the new man from sin.

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