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.
FRIENDS, Stand faithful to your Measures of the Gift of God, which cometh from him, who was, before the World was made; that ye may stand over the World, and all the betraying Spirits in it, that nothing may reign, but Life in you all. And keep out of Janglings and Parties, in that, which is able to keep you above them all to God; in that all wait. And the Bustlings of the World keep out of, in the Covenant of Peace with God.
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