Conservative Quaker Spirituality
For Isolated Friends
George Fox (1624-1691), Epistle 264, 1669
AND such Testimonies of Friends, as are deceased, let them be Recorded, that so the Testimony of the Lord through his Servants may not be lost, that he raised up his People, for the same they were carried on thro' great Tribulations and Sufferings; and many laid down their Lives, and had their Goods spoiled, and they persecuted to Death to keep up their Testimony (which the Lord moved them to speak by his Spirit) to future Generations: So that those Words, that they were moved to speak forth by the Power, may not be lost; that the Power and Spirit of the Lord may be exalted. . . . And so be Diligent, and those that can write, help them that cannot: This may be easily done.
(To Friends at Kendal)
TO that of God in you I do speak, that ye may watch over the Weak, and see, how the Plants of the Lord do grow. And walk in the Joy and Love of the Truth, serving God with Joyfulness of Heart; and to you this is the Word of the Lord. And keep all that is bad, down and out with the Light, which condemns all Ungodliness; so keep all that out, which is for Condemnation; that ye may all be preserved clean and pure, that out of Condemnation ye may be kept, and ...
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