He entered Queen's College, Oxford, at the age of twelve, and took his MA in 1635.--J. I. Packer, A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life (Crossway, 2010; repr.), 191
He studied ferociously hard, driven forward by his ambitions after political or ecclesiastical eminence; but, though a churchman, he was not yet a Christian in the true sense. In his early twenties, however, God showed him his sins, and the torment of conviction threw him into such a turmoil that for three months he avoided the company of others and, when addressed, could scarcely utter a coherent sentence.
Slowly he learned to trust Christ, and so found peace.
03 January 2011
Did You Know This About John Owen?
Posted by Dane Ortlund at Monday, January 03, 2011