The Works of John Owen

Volume 2: Communion With God

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Weight 0.66 kg
Dimensions 22.3 × 14.3 × 3.2 cm
ISBN 9780851511245
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Cloth-bound

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Book

page-count

545

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2

Original Pub Date

1689 (actually 1826)

Banner Pub Date

Dec 1, 1965

Book Description

‘This magnificent volume is remarkable not merely for its precise and thoughtful orthodoxy, but mostly for its profound and sweet spirit of devotion. The bulk of the volume is taken up with Owen’s treatment of communion with God, first published in 1657. He shows that Christians do not relate to God generically and impersonally, but can and should possess a deep and distinctive communion with the three Persons of the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Distinguishing between the Persons without separating them, Owen considers what it means to know the love of the Father, grace in and from Christ, and fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Particularly delightful are his digressions on the excellencies and perfections of Christ, as Owen revels in the mercies we enjoy in him as the Redeemer and Reconciler.

Two much shorter works follow, one in which Owen responds to certain accusations made against him concerning the work on communion with God (1674), and the other a surprisingly brief and accessible explanation and vindication of the doctrine of the Trinity (1669).

No-one, after reading this volume, should be able to claim that doctrine is or needs to be dry. Anyone with a serious desire to know what it means to walk with God will find help here. Owen shows us, invites us, and guides us into a truly experimental (or experiential) relationship with the triune God.’

– Jeremy Walker, Pastor, Maidenbower Baptist Church, Crawley, UK.

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OF COMMUNION WITH GOD THE FATHER, SON, AND HOLY GHOST

 

PREFATORY NOTE BY THE EDITOR

 

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Preface

 

3
Note to the Reader by D. Burgess

 

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PART I.

 

CHAP. I.- That the saints have communion with God -1 John i. 3 considered to that purpose- Somewhat of the nature of communion in general

 

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CHAP. II.-That the saints have this communion distinctly with the Father, Son, and Spirit-1 John v. 7 opened to this purpose; also, 1 Cor. xii. 4-6, Eph. ii. 18- Father and Son mentioned jointly in this communion; the Father solely, the Son also, and the Holy Ghost singly-The saints’ respective regard in all worship to each person manifested – Faith in the Father, 1 John v. 9, 10; and love towards him, 1 John ii. 15, Mal. i. 6- So in prayer and praise-It is so likewise with the Son, John xiv. 1-Of our communion with the Holy Ghost- The truth farther confirmed

 

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CHAP. III-Of the peculiar and distinct communion which the saints have with the Father-Observations for the clearing of the whole premised-Our peculiar communion with the Father is in love-1 John iv. 7, 8; 2 Cor. xiii. 14; John xvi. 20, 27; Rom. v. 5; John iii. 16, xiv. 23; Tit. iii. 4, opened to this purpose-What is required of believers to hold communion with the Father in love-His love received by faith-Returns of love to him-God’s love to us and ours to him- Wherein they agree- Wherein they differ.

 

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CHAP. IV.-Inferences on the former doctrine concerning communion with the Father in love

 

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PART II.

 

CHAP. I.-Of the fellowship which the saints have with Jesus Christ the Son of God -That they have such a fellowship proved, 1 Cor. i. 9; Rev. iii. 20; Cant. ii. 1-7 opened; also Prov. ix. 1-5

 

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CHAP. III.-Of the things wherein we have communion with the Holy Ghost-He brings to remembrance the things spoken by Christ, John xiv. 26-The manner how he doth it-The Spirit glorifies Christ in the hearts of believers, John xvi. 14, sheds abroad the love of God in them-The witness of the Spirit, what it is, Rom. viii. 16-The sealing of the Spirit, Eph. i. 13-The Spirit, how an earnest; on the part of God, on the part of the saints-Difference between the earnest of the Spirit and tasting of the powers of the world to come-Unction by the Spirit, Isa. xi. 2, 3-The various teachings of the Holy Ghost-How the Spirit of adoption and of supplication

 

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CHAP. IV.-The general consequences in the hearts of believers of the effects of the Holy Ghost before mentioned-Consolation; its adjuncts, peace, joy-How it is wrought immediately, mediately

 

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CHAP. V.-Some observations and inferences from discourses foregoing concerning the Spirit-The contempt of the whole administration of the Spirit by some- The vain pretence of the Spirit by others-The false spirit discovered

 

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CHAP. VI.-Of particular communion with the Holy Ghost-Of preparation thereunto-Valuation of the benefits we receive by him-What it is he comforts us in and against; wherewith; how

 

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CHAP. VII.-The general ways of the saints’ acting in communion with the Holy Ghost

 

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CHAP. VIII.-Particular directions for communion with the Holy Ghost

 

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A VINDICATION OF SOME PASSAGES IN A DISCOURSE CONCERNING COMMUNION WITH GOD

 

PREFATORY NOTE BY THE EDITOR

 

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A Vindication of some Passages, &c.

 

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A BRIEF DECLARATION AND VINDICATION OF THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY

 

PREFATORY NOTE BY THE EDITOR

 

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To the Reader

 

367
Preface

 

371
The Doctrine of the Holy Trinity explained and vindicated

 

377
Of the Person of Christ

 

413
Of the Satisfaction of Christ

 

419
Appendix 441

 

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  1. Scott McCarter

    This is a wonderful book for increasing your knowledge of Each person of the Trinity and for grasping the work of each person in Redemption. it shall warm your heart as you see the Scriptural God in all his fulness

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