Select Practical Writings of Richard Baxter (Volume 2)
ISBN 0217922805 (0-217-92280-5)
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Softcover, General Books LLC, 2012
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Book summary: Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1835. Excerpt: ... MAN'S NECESSARY SELF-RESIGNATION AND SUBJECTION. IN TWO ASSIZE SERMONS, PREACHED AT WORCESTER. "' For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and the living."--Rom. xiv. 9. " But those mine enemies which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me."--Luke xix. 27. VOL. II. TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE SERJEANT GLYN, NOW JUDGE OF ASSIZE IN THIS CIRCUIT. My Lord, Could my excuse have satisfied you, this sermon had been confined to the. auditory it was prepared for. I cannot expect that it should find that candor and favor with every reader, as it did with the hearers. When it must speak to all, the guilty will hear, and then it will gall. Innocency is patient in hearing a reproof, and charitable in the interpretation ; but guilt will smart and quarrel, and usually make a fault in him that findeth one in them. Yet I confess this is but a poor justification of his silence that hath a call to speak. Both my calling and this sermon would condemn me, if, on such grounds, I should draw back ; but my backwardness was caused by the reason which I then tendered your lordship as my excuse, viz. because here is nothing but what is common, and that it is in as common and homely a dress. And I hope we need not fear that our labors are dead, unless the press shall give them life. We bring not sermons to church, as we do a corpse for a burial. If there be life in them, and life in the hearers, the connaturality will cause such an amicable closure, that through the " reception, retemion, and operation of the soul, they will be the immortal seed of a life everlasting. But yet, seeing the press hath a louder voice than mine, and the matter in hand is of such exceeding necessity, I shall not refuse, upon such an...
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