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 keep your Faith in the Power of God, in which you may all know your Health grow, and all your Hearts to be established in Grace, which is your Teacher, and brings your Salvation, that all may see it is the Grace of God, by which you stand, which Stablisheth, Seasoneth, Teacheth, and bringeth Salvation. . . .
Mind the Wisdom of God, that is pure from above, and keeps so; and the Spirit that gives the true Understanding, and the right Knowledge of God, which is Life Eternal; and know our ...
I am not Amish or Mennonite, but some people who come to my website are interested in knowing more about these groups. I can recommend these books as authoritative and relatively inexpensive sources of further information.