Bates - BX5207 B3 B2 1692

Mr. Richard Baxter. Death of Chrift was certainly of fedual for all the Eled to make them partakers of Grace and Glo- ry, and that it was fo far benefici- al to all Men, that they are not left in the fame defperate State with the fallen Angels, but are made capable of Salvation by the Grace of the Gofpel : not capa- ble of Efficience to convert them- felves, but as Subjects to receive favingGrace. He did fo honour the fincerity of God, as entirely to believe his Will declared in his Word : he would not interpret the Promifes of the Gofpel in a lefs gracious fenfe than God intended them : Therefore if Men finally perifh, 'tis not for want of Mercy in God, nor Merits in Chrift, but for their wilfull reftifing Salvati- on. His Books of Practical Divinity have been effectual for more nu- merous Converfions of Sinners to God,