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.
ALL Friends, to that which is pure, take heed, that with that all your Minds may be kept up to God, who is pure; that as the Lilly ye all may grown, and receive Wisdom from God, how to use the Creatures in their places, to the Glory of him that created them. For Woe is unto you that Lay up for the latter day with Covetousness; ye act in that Nature contrary to the Light, taking Thought for to morrow, what ye shall eat, and what ...
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