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.
DEAR Friends, With my Love to you in the holy Peaceable Truth, that never changes, nor admits of no Evil, but makes all free that receive it, and that walk in it, and is over all the Clouds without Rain, and Wells without Water, and Trees without Fruit: And from the Truth floweth Justice, Equity, Righteousness and Godliness, Mercy and Tenderness, that brings a Man's Heart, Mind, Soul and Spirit to the Infinite and Incomprehensible God, and from it a Love flows to all the Universal Creation, and would have ...
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