The Practical Works Of Richard Baxter, With A Life Of The Author And A Critical Examination Of His…

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byRichard Baxter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...of his presence, and had kept nearer to him! Be not so unnatural, so unthankful, so unkind, as to be weary of your Father's presence, (and such a Father's too) and to take more delight in any others. Moreover you are related to God in Christ, as a wife unto a husband, as to covenant union, and nearness and dearness of affection, and as to his tender care of you for your good: and is it seemly, is it wisely or gratefully done of you, to desire rather the company of others, and delight in creatures more than him? (Isa. liv. 5, 6.) How affectionately doth thy Maker call himself the Husband of his people! And can thy heart commit adultery, and forsake him? " My covenant they brake, though I was an Husband to them, saith the Lord." (Jer. xxxi. 32.) O put not God to exercise his jealousy. It is one of his terrible attributes, to be " a jealous God." And can he be otherwise to thee, when thou lovest not his converse or company, and carest not how long thou art from him in the world? Woe to thee if he once say as Hos. ii. 2, " She is not my wife, neither am I her husband." Nay, more than this, if you are Christians, you are members of the body of Christ; and therefore how can you withdraw yourselves from him, and not feel the pain and torment of so sore a wound or dislocation? You cannot live without a constant dependance on him, and communication from him: "I am the true Vine, and my Father is the Husbandman: abide in me, and I in you. 1 am the Vine, ye are the branches; he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me, ye can do nothing. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." (John xv. 1. 4, 5.) So near are you to Christ, that he delighteth...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...of his presence, and had kept nearer to him! Be not so unnatural, so unthankful, so unkind, as to be weary of y...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217631452

ISBN - 13:9780217631457

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