Killing Sin (GREY)
John Owen was born in 1616 and studied at Queen’s College, Oxford. As a Puritan under the influence of Calvinism, Owen was very sensitive to things related to sin because he knew that to hate sin is the responsibility of each believer. The quotation “Be Killing Sin or It Will Be Killing You” reminds us the great danger we have in sin because the wage of sin is death!
“Do you mortify? Do you make it your daily work? Be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.... Indwelling sin always abides whilst we are in this world; therefore it is always to be mortified.”
-John Owen, Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers