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George Fox (1624-1691)

Epistle 25
1653

"The Springs are Opening"

FRIENDS, the Love of God is to you, the Springs are opening, and the Plants are refreshing with the living Waters. Now Friends, walk in the Truth as ye have received it; and wait in that which keeps you in the Yea and Nay, in the pure Communication, in the Good Manners.

Ye that turn from the Light, ye turn from Christ . . . and ye that walk in the Light, ye walk after Christ, and he is your Way. . . . And ye that turn from the Spirit, . . . and ye that get up into Presumption . . . which leads into Self-Separation: . . . this Fruit will wither, which is natural Knowledge and is to be condemned with the Light, which never withers, . . . which all the Children of the Light walk in . . . Which Light walking in, it will bring you to receive Christ, from whence it comes, here is the Way of Salvation. . . . And the Son of God is but one in all, Male and Female; and the Light of God is but one. So all walk in it, to receive the Son; in which Light is the Unity which brings to Fellowship with the Father and the Son. And the Oneness is in the Light, as the Father and the Son is one, and brings you to, where he is, out of the World, from the World, and not to be of the World. . . .

Thou that lovest thy Soul, love the Light to wait for Christ, the Saviour of thy Soul.

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