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The desire to be happy as an opening to Jesus Christ:

Baxter continues in his presuppositions of the unbeliever by noting:

I suppose thee to have a natural self-love and a desire for thy own preservation and happiness.

This desire for happiness is a stock left over despite the Fall upon which to graft the Gospel. For what is more conducive to one’s happiness than the Father of Lights showing grace in his Son and imparting the Spirit?

Richard Baxter

A Christian Directory