Excerpt from The Dying Thoughts of the Rev. Richard Baxter: Abridged I. Such faith is necessary, 1. To ascertain the design of life; 2. To excite to holiness; 3. To make us know, value, and improve our mercies; 4. And to comfort us under sufferings. II. Such faith is reasonable, because, 1. The soul is immortal; 2. This immortality is the dictate of nature; 3. Every man ought to seek happiness; 4. Men and brutes differ in the knowledge of God and futurity; 5. God is a just governor; 6. And there is a gospel revelation: also because, 7. Of God's regard to prayer; 8. The ministration of angels; 9. Satan's temptations; 10. And especially the sanctify ing inﬂuences of the Holy Spirit. The 'author inculcates these considerations upon himself, in order to strengthen his own faith. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.