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If by force you do prevail with a man to go against his conscience

December 5, 2016

 

‘Remember that if by force you do prevail with a man to go against his conscience, you do but make him dissemble and lie.’ And if hypocrites be not hateful to you, why do you cry out so much against hypocrites, (where you cannot prove your accusation?) But if they be so hateful, why do you so eagerly make men hypocrites? Whatever their tongues may say, you can scarce believe yourselves, that prisons or fire will change men’s judgments in matters of faith, and duty to God.

Richard Baxter, William Orme, The Practical Works of the Rev. Richard Baxter, vol. 6 (London: James Duncan, 1830), 194.

 

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Jeremiah Burroughs on the Contentment Produced By Holding the Bible in High Regard and Clinging Tightly to It's Promises

August 29, 2015

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