John Owen on "Nature"
- What did the Puritans understand it to mean? Dr. Owen:
Q. 5. What was the rule whereby man was at first to be directed in
The moral or eternal law of God,implanted in his nature and written
in his heart by creation, being the tenor of the covenant between
God and him, sacramentally typified by the tree of knowledge of
good and evil.
Gen. 2:15-17; Rom. 2:14,15; Eph.4:24.
God never allowed, from the beginning, that the will of the
creature should be the measure of his worship and honour.
Two Short Catechisms: Wherein The Principles Of The Doctrine Of
Christ, Are Unfolded And Explained.
Proper for all persons to learn before they be admitted to the
sacrament of the Lord's supper; and composed for the use of all
congregations in general.
Chap. 5. - Of the Works of God That Outwardly Are of Him.
Catechism. Learn it, Live it, Love it.