The Life of the Rev. Richard Baxter

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Presbyterian board of publication, 1840 - 210 pages

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Page 191 - And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house ; and received all that came in unto him, preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.
Page 197 - ... are written in heaven ; and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaketh better things than the blood of Abel.
Page 172 - I find that human nature is corrupted into a greater likeness to devils than I once thought any on earth had been. But even in the wicked, usually there is more for grace to make advantage of, and more to testify for God and holiness than I once believed there had been.
Page 197 - Jerusalem ; and to an innumerable company of angels ; and to the general assembly and church of the first born, which are written in heaven; and to God, the Judge of all : and to the spirits of just men made perfect ; and to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant...
Page 194 - Ye come hither to learn to die. I am not the only person that must go this way. I can assure you that your whole life, be it ever so long, is little enough to prepare for death. Have a care of this vain deceitful world, and the lusts of the flesh. Be sure you choose God for your portion, heaven for your home, God's glory for your end, his word for your rule ; and then you need never fear, but we shall meet with comfort.
Page 161 - I'll look after thee. I know thou hast a mighty party, and I see a great many of the brotherhood in corners, waiting to see what will become of their mighty Don, and a Doctor of the party (looking to Dr. Bates) at your elbow; but, by the grace of Almighty God, I'll crush you all.
Page 112 - Pretence of any Exercise of Religion, in other manner than is allowed by the Liturgy or Practice of the Church of England...
Page 176 - No part of my prayers are so deeply serious as that for the conversion of the infidel and ungodly world, that God's name may be sanctified, and his kingdom come, and his will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Page 176 - Prayer, so there is nothing in the world that lieth so heavy upon my heart as the thought of the miserable nations of the earth. It is the most astonishing part of all God's providence to me, that he so far forsaketh almost all the world, and confmeth his special favour to so few...
Page 205 - In his sermons there was a rare union of arguments and motives, to convince the mind and gain the heart : all the fountains of reason and persuasion were open to his discerning eye.

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