George Fox (1624-1691)
"The Light Within"
AND so Friends every where, Keep your Meetings (this is the Word of the Lord God to you) and do not heed the Lo-here's or the Lo-there's, neither be troubled; but heed every one the Life of God, and do not gad abroad from the Truth within; that ye may be kept out of all high-swelling Storms, Bustlings and Tempests, and with it ye may be kept over the World, to him and in him, that is not of the World. And take heed of denying the Truth; whosoever do, they go from the Light within them, and so go into the Darkness, and into the Wonders. And who go from the Light within, go from the Emanuel, from the Light within, Christ Jesus, and from the Truth in the inward parts, and from the Mediator between you and God, and from the Vine, and so, ye bear not Fruit to the Glory of God.
And going from the Light within, ye go from your Peace, and from the Covenant of God; and going from the Light within, ye go from the Life, where every one receives the Light of Life. And who go from the Light within, go from the Increase of God; who go from the Light within, go from the Anointing within them, and so continue not in the Son, nor in the Father. . . . But every one walking in the Light within, which he hath received, he shall there receive the Bread of Life, Christ, whom the Light comes from. And so, having your Food within, ye shall not go forth to gather it; but he that is in the Light and believes in it, comes . . . where . . . the Immortal Crown is known.