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COMPARED.

IN TWO PARTS:

I. OF FALSELY PRETENDED KNOWLEDGE.
II, OF TRUE SAVING KNOWLEDGE AND LOVE.

WRITTEN AS GREATLY NEEDFUL TO THE SAFETY AND
PEACE OF EVERY CHRISTIAN, AND OF THE CHURCH :
THE ONLY CERTAIN WAY TO ESCAPE FALSE RE-
LIGIONS, HERESIES, SECTS, AND MALIGNANT
PREJUDICES, PERSECUTIONS AND SINFUL
WARS: ALL CAUSED BY FALSELY PRE-
TENDED KNOWLEDGE, AND HASTY
JUDGING, BY PROUD, IGNORANT
MEN, WHO KNOW NOT THEIR

OWN IGNORANCE.

BY THE REV. RICHARD BAXTER,

Author of 'The Saint's Everlasting Rest,' &c.

WITH

A LIFE AND CHARACTER OF THE AUTHOR,

BY DR. ADAM CLARKE.

LONDON:-S. CORNISH AND Co.

126, NEWGATE STREET; J. CORNISH, 37, NEW STREET, BIRMINGHAM,

35, LORD STREET, LIVERPOOL, AND

18, GRAFTON STREET, DUBLIN.

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LIFE AND CHARACTER

OF THE AUTHOR,

BY DR. ADAM CLARKE.

RICHARD BAXTER was born at Rowton in Shropshire, in 1615. He was a nonconformist divine, and distinguished himself by his pious and exemplary life, his moderate and pacific principles, and his numerous theological writings. That grace of God, which shone with so much splendour in the whole course of his useful life, dawned forth in his heart at a very early period, so that he was a pattern of piety, even when very young. At the commencement of the long Parliament, he was chosen Vicar of Kidderminster; but in the heat of the civil wars, he withdrew to Coventry, and preached to the garrison and inhabitants of that city. When Oliver Cromwell was made Protector, Mr. Baxter refused to comply with his measures, and therefore had no employment under the Protectorate, though he preached once before Cromwell. A little before Richard Cromwell resigned, Mr. Baxter came to London, and preached before the Parliament the day before they voted the

A wise man feareth and departeth from evil: but the

fool rageth and is confident.”—Prov. xiv. 16. “The foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? We speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not

the wisdom of this world.”—1 Cor. i. 25, 20; ii. 6. Cum ista quæruntur, et ea sicut potest quisque

conjectat, non inutiliter exercentur ingenia, si adhi. beatur disceptantia moderata, et absit error opinantium se scire quod nesciunt. Quid enim opus est ut hæc et hujusmodi affirmentur, vel negentur, vel definiantur cum discrimine, quando sine crimine nesciantur ?"-AUGUST, ENCHIRID. Cap. 59. (De Corporibus Angelorum.

FICA BODY

LONDON :-W. BRACE, PRINTER,

10 Johnson's-court, Fleet-street.

LIFE AND CHARACTER

OF THE AUTHOR,

BY DR. ADAM CLARKE.

RICHARD BAXTER was born at Rowton in Shropshire, in 1615. He was a nonconformist divine, and distinguished himself by his pious and exemplary life, his moderate and pacific principles, and his numerous theological writings. That grace of God, which shone with so much splendour in the whole course of his useful life, dawned forth in his heart at a very early period, so that he was a pattern of piety, even when very young. At the commencement of the long Parliament, he was chosen Vicar of Kidderminster; but in the heat of the civil wars, he withdrew to Coventry, and preached to the garrison and inhabitants of that city. When Oliver Cromwell was made Protector, Mr. Baxter refused to comply with his measures, and therefore had no employment under the Protectorate, though he preached once before Cromwell. A little before Richard Cromwell resigned, Mr. Baxter came to London, and preached before the Parliament the day before they voted the

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