Grace Works

It is necessary to remember, as I have pointed out before, that mortification is the work of faith and of believers only. ‘Apart from me’, said Christ, ‘you can do nothing’ (John 15:5). He was speaking here about purging the heart from sin. Mortification of any sin must be through a supply of grace. We cannot do it by ourselves.

-John Owen, The Mortification of Sin (abridged and updated by Richard Rushing), pages 120-121


About clydeblogs
I am husband to my sweetheart Lisa, and we are parents of our sweetheart Claire Renae and the curiously cute Evan. I wish I could say that I speak a little, and think a lot, but I think I speak a lot and think less than I should.

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