February 7, 2006

Richard Baxter (1615–1691) on the Influence of Names

Let not the names of men draw thee one way or the other; nor make thee partial in searching for truth; dislike the men for their unsound doctrine; but call not doctrine unsound, because it is theirs; nor sound, because of the repute of the writer.
Richard Baxter, The Saints Everlasting Rest (London: Printed by Rob. White for Thomas Underhil and Francis Tyton, 1650), 67. Also quoted in J. I. Packer's The Redemption & Restoration of Man in the Thought of Richard Baxter (Vancouver: Regent Publishing, 2003), 183.


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