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.
(To all Womens Meetings, that are Believers in the Truth)
FRIENDS, Keep your Women's Meetings in the Power of God . . . Dorcas a Woman was a Disciple: So there was a Woman Disciple as well as Men Disciples; and mind the Women that accompanied her. And Women are to take up the Cross daily, and to follow Christ daily, as well as the Men: and so to be taught of him their Prophet, and fed of him their Shepherd, and councelled of him their Councellor, and sanctified by him who offered himself ...
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