August 09, 2007
Readings in Social Ethics: Richard Baxter, How to Do Good to Many
(London, 1682; repr. 1830), part 2 of 3. References below are to page numbers.
Human works are God’s appointed means of grace: “It is God’s great mercy to mankind, that he will use us all in doing good to one another; and it is a great part of his wise government of the world, that in societies men should be tied to it by the sense of every particular man’s necessity; and it is a great honour to those that he maketh his almoners, or servants, to convey his gifts to others; God bids you give nothing but what is his, and no otherwise your own but as his stewards. Continue Reading...