In The Mortification of the Flesh, Puritan pastor Christopher Love shows believers who are raised to new life in Christ how to remove the residue of sin which once reigned over us. With keen insight, Love teaches us to discern the genuine marks of true mortification from self-serving and counterfeit motives that lie camouflaged as grace. He then provides a wide array of practical helps for cooperating with the Holy Spirit's work of subduing the vitality and vigor of our worldly corruptions. Pastor Love concludes with additional counsel for rooting out the troublesome sins of lust, pride, and anger.
Christopher Love (1618–1651) was a Presbyterian pastor in London during the time of the English Civil Wars. A popular and beloved preacher who did not shy away from speaking out against tyranny, Love was beheaded for his involvement in a plot to restore King Charles II to his throne.
Originally published in 1654, this classic work has been meticulously edited to benefit a new generation of Christian readers. Archaic language has been gently modernized, and helpful footnotes have been added to aid the reader. This edition includes a biographical preface, Scripture index, and review questions designed to facilitate group discussion or personal reflection.