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, all they that do act contrary to the Light, which comes from Christ Jesus, and it hate, whose Deeds are evil, and live in strife about Words, and their Minds are in Earthly things, defrauding and wronging one another, they know, when they do so, with the Light, which comes from Christ Jesus. So this Light, which lets them see and know, when they act contrary to it, with this Light are they Condemned.
And all that do act contrary to the Light, and ...
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