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, Where there is Strife among any of you, mind the Light to Judge it down, and Condemn it; by which Light your Minds may be guided up to Christ, where there is no Strife, to learn of him, and to Condemn all that with the Light, which would give the World ground to reproach Truth. . . . For that which is out of the Light, will fall and confound it self. So, mind that which keeps your Peace, and condemns that which leads into Weakness; and that which will let in Prejudice, from the Light goes: All which is ...
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