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.
AND therefore all, and every one, from the Highest to the Lowest, let none take your Crown, but be Faithful, for the Lord's Ears are open to the Cries of his oppressed and afflicted Ones; he heareth the Groans and Cries, Day and Night, of them: And the Lord's Eye is open, and he sees all the Actions of Men, and Times and Seasons, are in His Hands, who is King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, the Strong and All-Sufficient, Omnipotent God, Elshdy, who destroyeth the Destroyer, and ruineth him that would destroy and ruine all; . . ...
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