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 download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830. Excerpt: ... than go to law for all their dues; the trouble, and cost, and odium of it is so great. So that our Parliaments have been too much afraid, lest ministers should cease to be men, or to be sinners, and to be man pleasers, and to indulge their flesh; and lest we should run into the fire, and lie down among the thorns, and choose a life of trouble and sufferings. 3. And methinks, experience should satisfy men of this. Do you not see how backward ministers are to church-reformation, and discipline. in the exercise, when they have been most forward for the power? How little is yet done in it, for all our liberty, after all our prayers, and petitions, and writing for it? Do you find in most parishes that ministers are prone to overdo? certainly you do not. 4. Do you not know that all the work of God is so much against nature, and hath such abundance of enemies and difficulties in the way, that few men are likely to be guilty of overdoing? Why are you not as careful to hinder men from overdoing in sanctifying the Lord's-day, in teaching and praying with their families, &,c. but because you see that few need your curb. I am confident, should Parliaments do their best to drive on ministers to such works as these, and make laws upon laws, to spur them to the practice, they would not be able to bring one half of us, nor the tenth man, to reach so far, as Christ hath bound us; no nor one man of us, in all respects. And yet 1 again say, that if any rash men are over rigid and abuse their trust, (which is likeliest to be those whose maintenance no whit cometh from the people; for in the rest there is more danger of the contrary,) we desire not that we should be exempted from the magistrate's, minister's, or people's due means for their amendment. But let the spur be most...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830. Excerpt: ... than go to law for all their dues; the trouble, and cost, and odium of it is so great. So that our Parliaments have been too m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:222 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.47 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217631541

ISBN - 13:9780217631549

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