Bates - BX5207 B3 B2 1692

Mr. Richard Baxter. 45 quently that it exifs indepen- dently upon the Body : But of this we have the cleareít aífu- rance in the Scripture. This is another demonítration that pre- fent Things cannot make us happy, for they forfáke us the firft ítep we take into the next World, and then theSoul enters intoHappinefs or Mifery equal- ly eternal. The Immortality of theSoul, and the Immutabi- lity of its State, are infeparable then ; for the prefent Life is the time of our Work, the next is of Recompences according to our Works. if we die in the Lord, the Confequence is infal- lible, we shall live with him for ever : If we die in our Sins, we l*hall not be received by his merciful Hands, but fall into his bottomlefs Difpleafîxre. And of what concernment is it to have our Souls withGod in that infinite r: