That faith we own and witness, is that which stands in Jesus Christ, the everlasting covenant of light, who is the light of the world, and this light we believe and follow; and by this we are led out of all the ways, works and worships of this dark world, and the effect of this light we witness by faith; and by this faith we deny all who say this light is not sufficient, without the teaching of man to guide in all the ways of God, and all such we deny, for those are they who know not the voice… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 3rd mo. 9, 2017 at 9:22am —
A Response to a piece at Transition Quaker: https://transitionquaker.blogspot.com/2017/02/stories-and-values.html?showComment=1488212565150&m=1#c6609527395080306459
It happens that people's meaning, purpose, and identity, are in relation to outward things like occupation, family, country, political and religious ideology and affiliation,… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 27, 2017 at 11:00am —
As a natural historian who has engaged in scientific study both as a paid researcher and privately, these examples of people (especially in government institutions that are funded with taxpayer money) justifying political policy under the pretense of flawed scientific results based on flawed and manipulated data sets, are always disturbing.
For your consideration:
Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 6, 2017 at 9:00am —
Some text pulled from "The Christian Quaker ..." written in 1680 by William Rogers, for your consideration and recommendation. Spelling and Usage has not been updated.
We acknowledge that we owe Obedience either Active or Passive unto this Magistracy; and that such obedience is as well grounded in the Light of… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 3, 2017 at 11:30pm —
It is curious to me the author does not recognize the Quaker way wherein those gathered in the sufficiency of the inshining Light in the conscious and conscience are come out of these "types" or forms ("the mystical, the evangelical, the rational,… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 1, 2017 at 4:52pm —
I do not share your negative conviction concerning the recent election. I attended the 1980 republican convention in Detroit as a young republican and witnessed the elation and exuberance of those who voted for Ronald Reagan. I also attended to and observed the tears and fears of… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 31, 2017 at 12:24pm —
I wish to use the occasion of comment to offer and recommend a different way than the one you offer and will leave it to the conscience of others whether this way is more profitable to spiritual being than the one… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 30, 2017 at 12:18pm —
Yes, it is a blessing to testify to the witness that there is a different way than the way of gaining meaning and purpose through identification with outward political and religious ideologies and agendas and those teachers and ministers who profess and promote them. We share this different way with our millions of… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 30, 2017 at 12:08pm —
The inshining Light in my conscious and conscience has discovered to me that I am come into the Light itself as the source of meaning, purpose, and identity in this world and has discovered to me that, by the appearance of the inshining Light consciousness will sustain upon the death of my body. I am come into salvation. I am come into the second Life.
In this Life, the professors and agitators of outward political, religious, and economic forms have no power. Their words of… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 24, 2017 at 6:23pm —
"We sometimes forget all the tools Friends have used to make this happen. We have used these tools for centuries. They are the ways Friends teach, learn, experiment, and realize a testimony (in the sense of “make it real”)."
"These are not methods to force… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 29, 2016 at 11:38am —
In a recent blog enters at Transition Quaker ( http://transitionquaker.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/understandings-of-god.html?m=1
) it is written:
"I hope that our commitment to diversity of religious belief and language might lead us to recognise that all of our views about God are limited, and need complementing by the differing insights and experiences of others. Instead of disputing whether God… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 23, 2016 at 8:48am —
George Fox, in his Journal, records that God led him to "recommend" established and settled Meetings. He then set out to successfully see this recommendation through. In the course of sharing this recommendation, it happened, that George Fox, and those first Quakers who followed his recommendation, went beyond his leading from recommendation to imposition of settled outward forms over against the consciences of other first Quakers who were once in unity with him. This impostition took the form… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 11, 2016 at 4:00pm —
Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 5, 2016 at 1:35pm —
Oh Friends! away with all such discourse, that tells you in one Line, that no Man, Men, nor Meetings, but Truth must Rule and Preside; and yet reflect on others, as claiming and pleading for Separate Privileges, and distinct Governments, when in Reality they plead for noting, but to be left (according as the antient Labourers, who were Instruments in Gods hand to gather us, did leave us, commit us, and commend us) to the Grace of God, and the Teachings thereof, as manifest in every ones Inward… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 1, 2016 at 4:55pm —
There is an opening manifest in the consciences of men and women to the message of the sufficiency of immanent Presence anchoring the conscious and informing the conscience and thereby laying down all identification with and meaning and purpose in and through outward forms. Immanent inshining Spirit itself in itself is working in the conscious and conscience of human being in this day. In the midst of all the dis-ease caused by identification with outward forms, there is are different way. I… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 28, 2016 at 5:24pm —
... no Outward Order, Counsel, or Advice, is sufficient Ground for any man to Practice this, or t’other thing, so as thereby to find Acceptance with the Lord, until the Conscience of such an one, by the Light of Christ Jesus, be convinced thereof: For every action in relation to the things of God, that springs not from an enlightened convinced Conscience, is but the fruit of a lifeless Form without the Power, and seems not to square with this Doctrine, draw water out of your own Wells; let it… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 19, 2016 at 11:30am —
The inshining Light is truly upon the hearts of men and women in these times. I walk among those who profess identity with and hope for outward political and religious agendas, creeds, traditions, and principles, and the men and women who profess these agendas. In the midst of this hope in outward religious and political powers, institutions, and principalities, I share a message of another way; a way that lays down all hope, faith, and identity with any outward religious and political power… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 4, 2016 at 5:51pm —
Are there any here who are participating in this online course moderated by Ben Pink Dandelion? We are moving into the third week but anyone can join. It is worth the time and effort.
Link to info:
Added by Keith Saylor on 10th mo. 15, 2016 at 5:58pm —
I attended Third Haven Friends Meeting in Easton, Maryland yesterday. One hour of silent meeting goes by too quickly. The sense of history anchors the experience of place.
Added by Keith Saylor on 10th mo. 3, 2016 at 5:28am —
Lay down outward ideological weapons as you lay laid down outward hardware of war. Stop ideological warfare nurtured in the nursery of the outward political, religious, social, and economic, powers and principles of this world.
Christ is come again into this world, inshining into our conscious and conscience. This inshining is an unwinding from a conscious anchored in and a conscience informed around the orbits of outward religious, political, social, and economic, ideological… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 9th mo. 25, 2016 at 11:19am —