Our main sin, Christ’s main goal

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John Owen:

Indeed, the great sin of believers is, that they make not use of Christ’s bounty as they ought to do; they do not every day take of him mercy in abundance. (Communion with God, pp. 239-40)

That fits with what Owen later calls Christ’s greatest goal.

The prime end and aim of the Lord Christ . . . is, to gather in those heirs of salvation to the enjoyment of that feast of fat things which he has prepared for them in his house. (p. 337)

Guest post by Dane Ortlund

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