Resisted and Repulsed, Abridged and made easy to read by Richard Rushing

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Sep 2, 2021


Spiritual Growth






Puritan Paperbacks




Book Description

In this abridged and easy to read edition of John Owen’s classic work, the famous Puritan theologian opens up Matthew 26:41, carefully explaining what temptation is and what is involved in entering into it.

He then shows how Christ teaches two means for Christians to use to guard against this danger, namely watching and praying: ‘These two’, Owen says, ‘comprise the whole endeavour of faith for the soul’s preservation from tempation’, and he insists that it is the duty of every believer to follow diligently Christ’s instructions to avoid falling into temptation.

Owen helpfully applies his teaching, showing us how we can know whether we have entered into temptation, what practical steps should be taken to preserve our souls from entering into it, how to identify those particular times when people tend to enter into it, and the best ways of watching the heart itself.

Sinclair B. Ferguson has written: ‘Many of Owen’s readers have come away from reading him on such themes as temptation and indwelling sin feeling that Owen knew them through the through.’ However, not only do Owen’s penetrating insights open up areas of need in our own hearts, they also open up correspondingly profound assurances of grace in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Author’s Preface vii
1 Introduction 1
2 The General Nature of Testing 5
3 What is Temptation? 8
4 Entering into Temptation 12
5 Temptation’s Hour 16
6 Our Great Duty: To Avoid Temptation 20
7 The Folly of Trusting in Our Own Hearts 28
8 Temptation Darkens the Mind 35
9 Public Temptations 38
10 Private Temptations 43
11 Why Must We Fear Temptation? 47
12 Knowing Our Danger 52
13 Means of Preservation 61
14 Praying for Protection 67
15 Watching in Seasons of Special Danger 69
16 Watching Our Hearts 77
17 Watching for the Approach of Temptation 84
18 When Surprised by Temptation 87
19 Keeping the Word of Christ’s Patience 90
20 A Sure Preservative 97
21 Considerations That Keep Us Safe 104
22 Help in Watching against Temptation 110
23 General Exhortations 114


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