The Saints Everlasting Rest: 1

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,

  1. A ceasing from means of grace;
  2. A perfect freedom from all evils;
  3. The highest degree of the saints’ personal perfection, both in body and soul;
  4. The nearest enjoyment of God, the chief good;
  5. A sweet and constant action of all the powers of soul and body in this enjoyment of God.

 


To be continued.

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