Possession vs Preparation – Richard Baxter

by | August 5, 2019

The life to come depends upon this present life. As the life of adult age depends upon infancy, or the reward upon work; or the prize of racers or soldiers upon their running or fighting; or the merchant’s gain upon his voyage. Heaven is won or lost on earth; the possession is there, but the preparation is here.

– Richard Baxter – 
from Dying Thoughts, 1683