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.
MY Dear Friends, Keep your Meetings in the Power of the Lord God, in which ye may all feel Life Eternal among you. And do not forsake the Assembling of your selves together, but provoke one another to Love, in which is Edification, Life, Peace, Truth and Dominion; in which ye may feel the Blessing of God covering you, ye dwelling in the same.
And so, Meet together in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, whose Gathering is above the Gatherings of the Sons and Daughters of Adam in the Fall, and will ...
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