Dr John Owen
Owen was a renowned Puritan minister of the Independent (Congregational)
persuasion, whose profound and edifying works are published by The Banner of
Truth Trust. C. H. Spurgeon in the 19th century said of John
Owen, “It is unnecessary to say that he is the prince of divines. To
master his works is to be a profound theologian.” He was born in
1616, in Stadham, Oxfordshire, England,
and he died 1683 in London.
What do the preachers of
the gospel offer to them to whom the word is preached? Is it not life and
salvation through Christ, upon the condition of faith and repentance? And
doth not the truth of this offer consist in this, that every one that
believeth shall be saved? And doth not that truth stand firm and inviolable, so
long as there is an all-sufficiency in Christ to save all that come unto him?
Hath God intrusted the ministers of the gospel with his intentions, purposes,
and counsels, or with his commands and promises?
The Works of
John Owen, Vol. 10, Banner of Truth Trust 1991. p 393.