by John Owen
Updated to Modern English
"God is love."—1 JOHN 4:8.
"Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest."—CANT. 1:7.
"Make haste, my beloved."—CANT. 8:14.
"Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption."—EPH. 4:30.
"Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God."—1 COR. 12:4–6.
"The Saint's Fellowship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit" by John Owen is a profound and insightful book that explores the intimate relationship between believers and the Triune God. In this enlightening work, Owen emphasizes the vital importance of communion and fellowship with each person of the Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Drawing from Scripture, Owen discusses the various aspects of this fellowship, highlighting the roles and gracious workings of each divine person. With a careful balance of theological depth and practical application, Owen guides readers to understand and experience a rich communion with God. Through the translation into contemporary English, the original voice and style of the author are preserved, providing a compelling and accessible reading experience. This book serves as a powerful resource for those seeking a deeper understanding of their relationship with the Triune God and offers profound insights into the believer's journey of faith, love, worship, and obedience.
Table of Contents
PART I: Of Communion with God
CHAPTER I.—That the saints have communion with God
CHAPTER II.—That the saints have this communion distinctly with the Father, Son, and Spirit
CHAPTER III.—Of the peculiar and distinct communion which the saints have with the Father
CHAPTER IV.—Inferences on the former doctrine concerning communion with the Father in love.
PART II: Of Communion with the Son
CHAPTER I.—Of the fellowship which the saints have with Jesus Christ the Son of God—.
CHAPTER II.—What it is wherein we have peculiar fellowship with the Lord Christ
CHAPTER III.—Of the way and manner whereby the saints hold communion with the Lord Christ as to personal grace
DIGRESSION I - Some excellencies of Christ proposed to consideration, to endear our hearts unto him—
DIGRESSION II - All solid wisdom laid up in Christ
CHAPTER IV.—Of communion with Christ in a conjugal relation in respect of consequential affections
CHAPTER V.—Other consequential affections
CHAPTER VI.—Of communion with Christ in purchased grace
CHAPTER VII.—The nature of purchased grace
CHAPTER VIII.—How the saints hold communion with Christ as to their acceptation with God
CHAPTER IX.—Of communion with Christ in holiness
CHAPTER X.—Of communion with Christ in privileges
PART III: Of Communion with the Holy Spirit
CHAPTER I.—The foundation of our communion with the Holy Ghost (John 14:1–7) opened at large
CHAPTER II.—Of the actings of the Holy Ghost in us, being bestowed on us—He worketh effectually, distributeth, giveth
CHAPTER III.—Of the things wherein we have communion with the Holy Ghost—He brings to remembrance the things spoken by Christ, John 14:26
CHAPTER IV.—The general consequences in the hearts of believers of the effects of the Holy Ghost before mentioned—Consolation
CHAPTER V.—Some observations and inferences from discourses foregoing concerning the Spirit
CHAPTER VI.—Of particular communion with the Holy Ghost
CHAPTER VII.—The general ways of the saints, acting in communion with the Holy Ghost
CHAPTER VIII.—Particular directions for communion with the Holy Ghost