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Baxter on Forgiveness 1 - by Michael Phillips
Baxter on Forgiveness - Part 1 of 7
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Ephesians 4:32
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's help, we'll get back to my favorite Puritan author, Richard Baxter. On some points of theology, he is not a reliable guide. But when it comes to practical living for Christ, I've never read anyone half as good as he is. My judgment is not mine alone. During his life, he was the best-selling author in England and America. And since his death in 1691, his books have never gone out of print. The People of God have always profited from the godly wisdom and common sense of Richard Baxter. The topic we'll take up tonight is an important one. Baxter gives it the title, "Directions for the forgiving of enemies, and those that injure us; against wrath and malice, revenge and persecution". In other words, How to forgive people who've done you wrong. NEED AND DUTY The need to forgive others doesn't have to be proven, does it? Everyone has been hurt, offended, ignored or excluded. The most well-liked person in the world has plenty to forgive. And forgive, he must. God says so many times in the Bible and in ways no one could miss. We have commands, Colossians 3:12-13, "Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humbleness of ... More >>>

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