What happens when a culture forgets the doctrine of original sin? What happens when people turn their sinful nature into self-flattering, euphemistic terminology, using words like "wrong" and "mistake" instead of "wicked" and "depraved"? What happens when we hold to an anthropological view that claims humans are basically good creatures? Puritan thinker John Owen answers these questions in the most exhaustive and lucid treatment of indwelling sin, the temptation of believers, and the mortification of sin. One cannot read this book and remain unchanged. A humble self-examination will reveal that we are inherently sinful and in need of the imputed righteousness made possible by Jesus Christ on the cross. In addition, an accurate understanding of our sin will help make sense of the moral meltdown and cultural decline in America, hopefully encouraging the reader to find regeneration in a personal faith and relationship in Jesus Christ.
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