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.