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Dying to sin: right self-image

In examining Owen and Chalmers we have seen them answer the question of how one dies to sin and lives to righteousness by concentrating on either hating sin or supplanting it with satisfaction in Christ. However, they both overlook the verse Anthony Hoekema sees as the vital weapon in mortification […]

Dying to sin: Thomas Chalmers

Thomas Chalmers lived slightly later than John Owen but he was a Puritan as well. The purpose of Thomas Chalmers’ The Expulsive Power of a New Affection is to show that “the rescue and recovery of the heart from the wrong affection that domineers over it” is best accomplished by […]

Dying to sin: John Owen

John Owen was a 17th century Puritan. He wrote a whole treatise on The Mortification of Sin in Believers. He identified deceitfulness as the chief characteristic of sin such that you can think you have so understood grace that you tolerate and even love sin. Thus in order to mortify […]