Bates - BX5207 B3 B2 1692

Mr. Richard Baxter. 33 his final Judgment. 'Tis a Re- gality invefted in the Crown of Heaven to difpetfe Rewards.: Whoever comes to God, waft be- Hex i I. 6. lieve that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently feek him. His Being and rewar- ding Bounty are the Foundati- ons of Religion. 'Tis true, fuch is the Diffance between God and the Creature, and the eter- nal Obligations of it to God, that it can challenge nothing fromGod, as due to its Merit. Jufrice unqualified withBounty andClemency, owes nothing to the moft excellent Obedience of the Creature,tho' innocent. But Pince the Fall, our belt Works are defe&ive and defiled, and want Pardon ; and our heavieft Sufferings are but light in the Ballance, againff the exceeding Weight of Glory. But theApo- file tells the Theffalonians, It is I) a