Owen: I’d rather pastor charismaniacs than inherit “the carnal peace of others in their open degeneracy from all those things”

Some, I confess, [spiritual gifts] have been abused: some have presumed on them beyond the line and measure which they have received; some have been puffed up with them; some have used them disorderly in churches and to their hurt; some have boasted of what they have not received;–all which miscarriages befell the primitive churches.  And I had rather have the order, rule, spirit, and practice of those churches that were planted by the apostles, with all their troubles and disadvantages, than the carnal peace of others in their open degeneracy from all those things.

John Owen, quoted from A Quest for Godliness by J.I. Packer, p. 222

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A beggar trying to tell other beggars were the Bread is.
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