Richard Baxter on the Expulsive Power of a New Affection

“Turn all your passions into the right channel, and make them all holy, using them for God upon the greatest things. This is the true cure: the bare restraint of them is but a palliate cure; like the easing of pain by a dose of opium. Cure the fear of man, by the fear of God, and the Love of the creature, by the Love of God, and the cares for the body, by caring for the soul, and earthly fleshly desires and delights, by spiritual desires and delights, and worldly sorrow, by profitable godly sorrow.”

(Richard Baxter, Christian Directory, p. 327)

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