Bates - BX5207 B3 B2 1692

Mr. Richard Baxter. 7 Word of Truth. And we are faid, to be bornagain, not of cor- I Pet. I I. 25. ruptible Seed, but incorruptible, by the Wordof God, which liveth and abideth for ever. By the Divine Influence, the Word of God implants in them fuchQua- lities and Difpofitions whereby they refemble God, are holy, as he is holy, in all manner of Con verfation. They are called god- ly, as they are like him in their Minds, Affeaions and Aaions. And to fuch God has the Heart and Eye of a Father, to regard and relieve them in all their Exigencies. Like a a Father Pfa1.Io3. pities his Children, fo the Lord 13. pities them that ferve him. We are alfa the Children of God by Adoption. This hea- venly Privilege is obtained for us by themeritorious Sufferings of Chrifr, and is our Union with him. God lent his B4 Son,