Sunday, October 25

Baptismal Words from Philip Henry

These are words that Philip Henry, father to Matthew Henry (of the 18th C commentary), wrote for his children and which became their baptismal statement:
I take God to be my chief end and highest good.
I take God the Son to be my prince and Savior.
I take God the Holy Spirit to be my sanctifier, 
     teacher, guide, and comforter.
I take the Word of God to be my rule in all my actions
    and the people of God to be my people
    under all conditions.
I do hereby dedicate and devote to the Lord all that I am,
    all that I have,
    and all I can do.
And this I do deliberately, freely, and forever.
--taken from Charles R. Swindoll, Growing Deep in the Christian Life

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