‘Lay well your foundation, and understand the nature and reasons of religion; and then you will be so far from disliking it for the errors and falls of others, that it will be written upon your minds, as with a beam of the sun, That there can be no reason against obeying God, and against the careful securing of our salvation.’ This will be the first and undoubted principle, which, nothing in the world can make you question. Whatever scandals, persecutions or sufferings may attend a holy life, you will still be past doubt that there is no other way.
Richard Baxter, William Orme, The Practical Works of the Rev. Richard Baxter, vol. 6 (London: James Duncan, 1830), 230.
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