• Despair of ever being saved, "except thou be born again," or of seeing God "without holiness," or of having part in Christ except thou "love him above father, mother, or thy own life." This kind of despair is one of the first steps to heaven.

    Richard Baxter, John Wesley (1817). “The saints everlasting rest: or, a treatise of the blessed state of the saints, in their enjoyment of God in glory”, p.86