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.
MY Dear Friends and brethren all every where, keep your Habitation and your First Love, and do not go forth from your Rule of Faith and Life Within; in which you all have Unity and Fellowship, and the Lord will be your Comforter and teacher: And if you do not go forth from the Light, Spirit and Truth within, the Light you will feel to guide and lead you, and instruct you: And by it you may have Immortality put upon you: And be not ashamed of Christ Jesus the Light, and Life and Teacher; nor of his ...
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