"When a land, a nation, a city, a church, is filled with sin, so as that God gives them warnings or indications of His displeasure by previous judgments, or other extraordinary signs, if they are not as warnings complied withal by repentance and reformation, [then] they are tokens of approaching judgments, that shall not be avoided." --John Owen, from Works Vol 8,  (Banner of Truth, 1967, p. 604)
Friday, April 8, 2011
Warnings or Judgments?
Note that Owen assumes covenantal (societal) sin and warnings/judgments, not sin/warning/judgment of individuals only: