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Archive for November 12th, 2014

 

For Nov. 12

Love – from my parents, from my wife, from my 4/8 children,

from my 19 grandchildren (counts Keith’s nice wife).

 

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Every religion stops at the grave.

Salvation through Christ

goes on for eternity

– eab, 10/16/14

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He knows what is best for me;

Father always knows best.

Maybe activity – when I thought rest.

I can’t see, as well, as He.

And I may cry because of pain,

But help me, Lord, to never complain.

He knows what I will face;

What I could – What I should

He knows. Why worry! 

eab, Nov. ‘73

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ON THIS DATE

Richard Baxter was born 11/12/1615 at Shropshire, England.   Disgusted by the frivolity of the court he returned home to study on his own.  The Act of Uniformity forced him out of the Church of England, he suffered repeated persecution between 1662-1687 and was imprisoned briefly in 1685-1686. 

Baxter’s beliefs put him in the middle between monarchy & the commonwealth, between Episcopalians & Presbyterians, between high church & independents and between Calvinism & Arminianism.  Baxter left nearly 200 writings, including his great devotional work The Saints’ Everlasting Rest (1650). 

Baxter quotes:

I preached as never sure to preach again, And as a dying man to dying men.

Keep up you conjugal love in constant heat and vigor.

Unity in things Necessary, Liberty in things Unnecessary, and Charity in all.

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