“Owen’s great burden and emphasis in helping us to understand what it means to be a Christian is to say:
Through the work of the Spirit, the heavenly Father gives you to Jesus and gives Jesus to you. You have Him.
Everything you can ever lack is found in Him; all you will ever need is given to you in Him. From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.’
For the Father has ‘blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.’
It is as true for the newest, weakest Christian as for the most mature believer: from the first moment of faith, we are fully, finally, irreversibly justified in Christ.”
–Sinclair Ferguson, The Trinitarian Devotion of John Owen (Sanford, FL: Reformation Trust, 2014), 64-65.