Monday, November 14, 2011

Owen on false assurance

Yet another gem from John Owen, Communion with God (Banner ed.):

If they have false assurance of God’s care and promises to them, and in this false assurance they comfort themselves, then their comfort is like the dreams of a hungry man who thinks he is eating or drinking, but when he awakes, he is still hungry and thirsty. So, many will awaken in the last day and see all things clearly. In that day, they will then find that God is their enemy. They will see him laugh at their calamity. They will hear him mocking when their judgment comes on them to the full (p. 208).

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