By Richard Baxter
Chapter 1. The introduction to the work, with some account of the nature of the saints’ rest.
-The important design of the apostle in the text, to which the author earnestly bespeaks the attention of the reader. The saints’ rest defined with a general plan of the work. That this rest presupposes. The author’s humble sense of his inability fully to show what this rest contains. It contains,
- A ceasing from means of grace;
- A perfect freedom from all evils;
- The highest degree of the saints’ personal perfection, both in body and soul;
- The nearest enjoyment of God, the chief good;
- A sweet and constant action of all the powers of soul and body in this enjoyment of God.
To be continued.