Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
So, I am convinced that we Quakers do have a radical message to recover, and it is neither the guilt-ridden Puritan message of personal salvation, nor the liberal message of quiet inclusive reformism. It’s the message of a new world order that must be born to save this planet from self-annihilation. It isn’t a message of enlightened liberals fixing the problems of the third world or zealous missionaries winning souls for a heavenly reward. The message of Jesus, Winstanley, Fox, and those left-wing Progressive Quakers is an apocalyptic/revolutionary message that within every human being there is a capacity for radical love in action. It has been deformed, degraded, compromised, and misguided by the weight of the Enemy powers of this world and our willingness to accept less than a world of justice for all.