The Office, the Bloodshed, and the Life

Consider well of the office, the bloodshed, and the holy life of Christ — His office is to expiate sin, and to destroy it. His blood was shed for it: his life condemned it. Love Christ, and thou wilt hate that which caused his death. Love him, and thou will be made more like him.

—Richard Baxter
Quoted by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Dennis Johnson in Counsel from the Cross

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