Boston And Rutherford: Baxter Turned The Covenant Of Grace Into A Covenant Of Works

Let us take a watchword from holy and learned Rutherford: ‘We would beware (says he) of Mr. Baxter’s order of setting repentance and works of new obedience before justification; which is indeed a new covenant of works.’1

Thomas Boston, The Whole Works of Thomas Boston: Sermons and Discourses on Several Important Subjects in Divinity, ed. Samuel M‘Millan, vol. 6 (Aberdeen: George and Robert King, 1849), 89.

1. See Influences of the Life, etc. p. 346 (HT: Mike Abendroth)

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