It May Have Siezed a Fort From Which to Launch its Assault

Sin also carries on its war by entangling the affections [desires] and drawing them into alliance against the mind [our reason].  Grace may be enthroned in the mind, but if sin controls the affections, it has seized a fort from which it will continually assault the soul.  Hence, as we shall see, mortification is chiefly directed to take place upon the affections.

– John Owen

as quoted by Bridges, Jerry; The Disciplined of Grace:God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness; NavPress; Colorado Springs; copyright 1994; p.

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