2:34 AM

The Death of Death...

i'm reading the death of death in the death of Christ by john owen right now. it's so gooooooood. and as much as i respect and appreciate john owen, and look up to him and am grateful for the heritage he left, i must confess that sitting down to read his introduction to the book today, i was not expecting him to be so completely hilarious! dude is a scream!!!!

of course, he's also very sound. very deep. very profound. so fun. :)

ok, so here's an example of owen's humor. he's writing about the "use" of scripture by universal salvationists: "Now, concerning this I shall only desire the reader not to be startled at the multitude of places of Scripture which he may find heaped up by some of late about this business (especially by Thomas More in his "Universality of Free Grace"), as though they proved and confirmed that for which they are produced, but rather prepare himself to admire at the confidence of men, particularly of him now named, to make such a flourish with colours and drums, having indeed no soldiers at all..." (41)

3 comments:

Frank Martens said...

Does he talk about Christ changing Death into a beautiful thing?

Laur said...

not nearly so much as he talks about, as john murray would put it, "redemption accomplished and applied." so far, it seems his goal is to discuss and explore what Jesus meant by "it is finished" on the cross.

Darren said...

I have only read a few sections of it, but I would have to say it is perhaps the greatest theological defense of limited atonement ever. Owens is awesome.