Communion With God

Weight 0.27 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 12.1 × 1.6 cm
ISBN 9781800402720

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Nov 1, 1991

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John Owen believed that communion with God lies at the heart of the Christian life. With Paul he recognized that through the Son we have access by the Spirit to the Father. He never lost the sense of amazement expressed by John: ‘Our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ’. In this outstanding book he explains the nature of this communion and describes the many privileges it brings.

Communion with God was written in a day, like our own, when the doctrine of the Trinity was under attack and the Christian faith was being reduced either to rationalism on the one hand or mysticism on the other. His exposition shows that nothing is more vital to spiritual well-being than a practical knowledge of what this doctrine means.

Until now, Communion With God has been read by only small numbers of Christians with access to the 275 closely-printed pages in The Works of John Owen. Now Dr. R. J. K. Law has produced a splendidly readable abridgement of one of the greatest Christian classics of all time, bringing Owen’s rich teaching to a much wider readership.



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Publisher’s Preface v
1 The Saints have Communion with God 1
2 Communion with each Person of the Godhead Individually 4
3 Communion with God the Father 12
4 Conclusions arising from the Doctrine of Communion with the Father in Love 27
5 Fellowship with Jesus Christ, the Son of God 38
6 Fellowship with Christ in Grace 46
7 How Believers hold Communion with the Lord Jesus Christ in Grace 54
8 The Glories and Excellences of Christ 61
9 The Wisdom and Knowledge of Christ 78
10 Knowing Ourselves 90
11 Consequences of Fellowship between Christ and his Saints 99
12 Further Consequences of Fellowship with Christ 109
13 Communion with Christ in Purchased Grace 115
14 The Nature of the Grace which Christ purchased 128
15 Communion with Christ in Acceptance with God 132
16 Communion with Christ in Holiness 147
17 Communion with Christ in Privileges 153
18 The Foundation of our Communion with the Holy Spirit 168
19 The Things in which we have Communion with the Holy Spirit 177
20 The Holy Spirit and the Hearts of Believers 190
21 Satan’s Attempts at Casting Contempt on the Holy Spirit 194
22 Preparation for Communion with the Holy Spirit 197
23 The Behaviour of the Saints towards the Holy Spirit 202
24 How to have Fellowship with the Holy Spirit 205

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  1. David J. Harris

    Reading this book was a wonderful experience. Sometimes, authors that try to write about massive subjects can leave you confused and failing to see the significance of those subjects. Bringing numerous Scriptures to attention can make the Bible seem unclear if they are not explained well.

    But even though Owen is tackling a seriously weighty doctrine, communion with God (you could also call it the Trinitarian nature of the Christian life) you don’t walk away confused or bewildered in the slightest. Rather, it is a book that connects dots.

    The book is about how a believer relates to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Most of the raw facts mentioned are doctrines of which believers are already well informed. But the simplicity of these things, and the way they are tied together by the Bible is brought out in this wonderful book.

    It’s a great work for any Christian, and the abridgment gives the appeal to those who may have a hard time getting through John Owen’s writing. I would recommend this to any believer.

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