The fact that some who profess to be Christians fall away from the faith has always been an obstacle to God’s people, but we are told in the Bible that those who God has called are saved forever. How then are we to understand the saints’ perseverance in the Christian life? How are we to view our lives in the light of God’s everlasting covenant and Christ’s completed work of salvation? What is our motivation to finish the race?
John Owen’s work The Doctrine of the Saints’ Perseverance Explained and Confirmed was originally published in 1654 and this easier–to–read abridgement is still relevant to Christians today.
Amongst the best known of the Puritans, John Owen (1616-1683) was a profound and thought provoking pastor-theologian. His writings continue to be widely read and greatly appreciated to this day.
Both theologically rich and readable, this short book covers a lot of ground. In eleven brief chapters the glories of an unchangeable God, and His unchangeable word are put forth for the encouragement, assurance and joy of the follower of Christ. For any who are unclear about the doctrine of the Christian’s perseverance, this work is a great introduction that will bring clarity and cultivate worship.
- Reuben Hunter, Pastor, Trinity West Church, London