Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Richard Baxter's Practical Works

I love the works of the Puritans. One of the first books I read by a Puritan, without even knowing it was by a puritan was "Today's Gospel -- Authentic or Synthetic" by Walter Chantry, back in 1983 while I was at Grace Church. I remember opening it while I was still in bed and not getting up until I finished reading it.

And that was back when I just thought I was a Christian.

In today's world, the church has so psychologized the Gospel and the Christian Life that it is a faith that is foreign to the Scriptures. Everything, and I mean everything is oriented around man and his "felt needs". The truth has become so diluted as to be comparable to giving an aspirin to a man dying of severe arsenic poisoning.

But man needs the real antidote.

So I recommend the following read which can be viewed from "Christian Classics Etherial Library" Here is a book by Richard Baxter ("The Christian Directory") which knows nothing but the scriptures. No pop psychology, just Biblical thinking.

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