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.
AND so, ye that know the Life and Power, and Light of Christ, which was before Death and Darkness, and the Power of the same wa, Be Faithful, who are gathered together in this Life and Power, and are Met in it, in it keep your Meetings . . . in which ye may all feel one another in the Fellowship and Unity, that is Everlasting, and never hath End.
And so, in that the Lord God Almighty preserve you all to his Glory; that . . . ye may be a Blessing in your Generation, and a good Savour to God, and in the ...
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