Friday, May 30, 2008

Angel's food

Believe that the Father loves you. Taste and see that God is good. Christ delights in his saints. The sweetness, delight, and safety of Jesus Christ. The privilege of sonship. The saints' fellowship with the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost unfolded in love, grace, and consolation.

These are just a few of the chapter titles of this wonderfully encouraging, 350 year old book! This is a work that can help Christians enormously. In it I became preoccupied with everlasting love and could say with fresh affection, "behold, this is my beloved!"

To paraphrase Sinclair Ferguson's introduction, in these pages Owen helped me to understand that the 'doctrine' of the Trinity is not what it is often thought to be -- academic, obscure, and speculative. Rather, it is the reverse, for the doctrine of the Trinity is the most fundamental, most practical of doctrines, for it reveals a pathway to knowing, trusting, loving, worshipping, and serving the one living and true God.

Make time for a careful study of this volume and your soul will be richly rewarded!

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