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 in America)
DEAR Friends, My Love to you all in the holy peaceable Truth; and my Desires are . . . that ye may all come to dwell in the Love of God, which edifies the Body of Christ, who is the heavenly Man; and let all Strifes, and Divisions, and Backbitings, or Whisperings, or Prejudices, cease and be buried; and so whatsoever is amiss, or hath been amiss, let it be put down by the Truth and Spirit of God, that it may be uppermost, which is a strong Bond to ...
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