Privilege to Behold Christ’s Glory

Posted: September 9, 2009 in Quotes

“That which at present I design to demonstrate is, that the beholding of the glory of Christ is one of the greatest privileges and advancements that believers are capable of in this world, or that which is to come. It is that whereby they are first gradually conformed unto it, and then fixed in the eternal enjoyment of it. For here in this life, beholding his glory, they are changed or transformed into the likeness of it, 2 Cor. 3. 18; and hereafter they shall be “for ever like unto him,” because they “shall see him as he is,” 1 John 3. 1, 2. Hereon do our present comforts and future blessedness depend. This is the life and reward of our souls. “He that has seen him has seen the Father also,” John 14. 9. For we discern the “light of the knowledge of the glory of God only in the face of Jesus Christ,” 2 Cor. 4. 6.”

-John Owen, The Glory of Christ.

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