I first reviewed this book in 1997. I have always liked Baxter. I’ve even been to his former church in Edinburgh. As I pointed out in my earlier review, Baxter refutes the holiness teaching of the eradication of the old nature and therefore the believer always having only one nature, either sinful or holy. He does believe that we have only one nature but that nature is always the same nature, once separated from God and in a lost condition, now, after salvation, renewed and given fellowship with God. Baxter retained a view that the believer does need a further dedication to God after salvation (not a second blessing he insists) in order to live fully in the Spirit. Besides these differences, I think the bulk of the book is still a valuable read for anyone wanting a closer walk with God.
Walking With God in DeathNovember 1, 2018
We end our series about walking with God where it should end, considering the time of our death. I don’t know why the topic should seem morbid to us, all of us will die and the only thing that can change that is the rapture of the church at the end of the age. That […]
Walking With God in JudgmentSeptember 29, 2018
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 11:13-14). The words judge and judgment and their cognates appear […]
The Meekness of WisdomSeptember 3, 2018
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) Who wants to violate the first characteristic of meekness and write about it? Who wants to appear to be like the one who brags about being humble? […]