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John Owen: 'The Lust of the Flesh'

John Owen (theologian) - Wikipedia Posted at Purely Presbyterian : “Abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.” 1 Peter 2:11 John Owen Temptation and Sin Works, vol. 6, exc. ch. 6. The Lust of the Flesh. First, In general it is said to lust: Gal. 5:17, “ The flesh lusteth against the Spirit. ” This word expresseth the general nature of that opposition which the law of sin maketh against God and the rule of his Spirit or grace in them that believe; and, therefore, the least degree of that opposition is expressed hereby. When it doth any thing, it lusteth; as, because burning is the general acting of fire, whatever it doth else, it doth also burn. When fire doth any thing it burns; and when the law of sin doth any thing it lusts. Hence, all the actings of this law of sin are called “ The lusts of the flesh: ” Gal. 5:16, “ Ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh ;” Rom. 13:14, “ Make no provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. ” Nor are these lusts of