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Title |   The glory of Christ - John Owen
2016-12-22 09:30
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I started to read 'the glory of Christ' by John Owen.

“Yea, doubtless,” saith he, “I count all these things but loss, for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.” He who does not so has no part in him.

He it is in whom our nature, which was debased as low as hell by apostasy from God, is exalted above the whole creation. Our nature, in the original constitution of it, in the persons of our fist parents, was crowned with honour and dignity.
It had both lost its peculiar nearness unto God, which was its honour, and was fallen into the greatest distance from him of all creatures, the devils only ecepted; which was its ignominy and shame. And in this state, as unto anything in itself, it was left to perish eternally.

In him the relation of our nature unto God is eternally secured.
1. That this nature of ours is capable of this glorious exaltation and subsistence in God.
2. This is also an ineffable pledge of the love of God unto our nature.