Importance of the Resurrection

Jesus’ death would have been of no avail in fulfilling the ends in view apart from the resurrection.


John Murray, The Epistle to the Romans, vol. 1, 328-329

Owen's Spiritual Worship

...while the liturgical practices of Anglicanism were of concern to Owen, he regarded the aesthetic worship of Rome as the ultimate perversion of Christian worship. Owen's own view was that worship was primarily a spiritual activity, that this spiritual activity focused upon the word preached, and that concern with increasingly elaborate aesthetics was indicative of a decreasing confidence in, and experience of, the power of the word.