On soul-ruining peace (John Owen)

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Peace in a spiritually-decaying condition, is a soul-ruining security; better be under terror on the account of surprisal into some sin, than be in peace under evident decays of spiritual life.

John Owen, Meditations and Discourses Concerning the Glory of Christ; Applied unto Unconverted Sinners and Saints under Spiritual Decays. In Two Chapters, from John XVII. 24 (1691) in William H. Goold (ed.), The Works of John Owen, D.D. (24 vols, Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1850-53), 1: 439.
 
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