Richard Baxter: Practical arguments against sinless perfection

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... Are not all Christ’s Disciples taught daily to pray [Forgive us our trespasses.] For my part, I am one that is sick and have need of the Physician, and dare not tell God that I will ask him pardon for no more sins, nor be beholden to him for any more. But O what a power hath the deceiver with these wretches, that in the midst of their horrid railing, slandering, and other wickedness, will stand to it that they have no sin; Just like the Swearer that will swear he never swore an Oath; Or the Drunkard that will swear he was never drunk, when he lieth drunk in the Channel. Solomon saith, There is not a just man upon earth that doth good and sinneth not, Eccles. 7. 20. and these Quakers that Pharisaically and Papistically justify themselves do give him the Lie. ...

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