Intriguing, to say the least.

Baptist Press published an article today that I would encourage you to read. This article, by Mark Kelly, talks about the modern re-translation (or modernization) of John Owens works. They’ve been combined into a volume entitled “Overcoming Sin & Temptation.” According to Kelly’s analysis of the work, Owens advocates that God often allows us to not be able to overcome various sins that we may consistently struggle with in order to cause us to turn to Him, and to stre!
ngthen our commitment to obedience. It’s a fascinating article and it really makes me want the book. I’d encourage you to read the article, and let me know your thoughts.

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

2 thoughts on “Intriguing, to say the least.

  1. All RIGHT!!!
    Now I have an excuse for my sinful behavior.
    This is GREAT.

    Okay, seriously. I think that would render
    1 Cor 10:13 (?) null and void. However, I do believe that God allows us into certain situations in order to remind us that we need Him. It is a part of His remarkable plan to turn all things around for the good of those who love Him. He did not cause the sin, nor did He tempt us to do it, but He can sure turn it around and use it to our advantage, and to His glory.

    And in that, there is tremendous freedom and victory.

  2. Well, Jason beat me to it. I think He ALWAYS allows us to be unable to handle sin, but He also ALWAYS provides us a way of escape. To conjecture that He somehow does something different from time to time, to make our sin more likely, is surely not biblical.

    Perhaps what He really does is to point out to us, on occasion, in terms we cannot ignore, that we are hopelessly sinful apart from Him and His grace and His mercy. I think that would have the same effect.

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