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Baxter on Witnessing 5 - by Michael Phillips
Baxter on Witnessing - Part 5 of 5
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1 Peter 3:15
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's blessing, we'll finish our study of Richard Baxter on Witnessing. Thus far, we've seen why and how to do it. Now, in the last chapter, he tells us how to make our witnessing more credible. The Gospel is true, no matter how we live. But if we want people to believe the Gospel, we've got to back up our good words with a good life. That's the topic for tonight. Baxter calls it "General Directions for the furthering of the salvation of others". What you can do--apart from witnessing--to bring others to Christ. YOU CAN LOVE YOUR FELLOW CHRISTIANS. "The unity of Christians among themselves is a great help to the saving of others. When the ignorant hear Christians splitting with each other and condemning each other, it teaches them to reject them all and to hold piety in contempt". To prove his point, Baxter cites John 17:21: "That they may all be one, as You Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they may also be one in us, that the world may believe that You have sent Me". I needn't labor the point: The unity of God's People helps others to believe in Christ. The opposite is also true: When believers despise and mistreat each other, people assume our Lord is no ... More >>>

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