Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
Is it time, Friends, that Quakerism had its own scriptures? Not, mind you, to replace, let alone supplant, the Bible; though, in a real sense, the New Testament replaced the understandings and practices of the Old; and, the Protestant Bible, with the help of the Jewish canon, supplanted the Roman Catholic one. I'm suggesting prophetic messages, like those infrequently blessing Quaker Meetings these days.
Not taking anything away from the Quaker testimonies as our Tradition, are there inspired messages that speak to the distressing, and especially confusing, condition of our post-modern world? Messages, like the Pauline letters and catholic epistles, that would be selected, sent and reflected upon in meetings and our Meetings throughout the world. In other words, assurances from real-life-generated handles for the heated circumstances facing Quakerism's future.
I don't think it's enough to rely on internet sites for the present Quaker calling/mission any more than the past Quaker journals and writings suffice. And, I would not trust a committee with the task of compiling a Quaker Scriptures, for God so loved the world that Thou did not send a committee!
I believe that this momentous revelation should involve the entire Quaker membership, collectively and possibly individually as well, making our discernment known(to London Yearly Meeting?) by something other than the "Like" emoticon.
Can we bring the various experiences, writings, and blogs, from both known and unkown spheres of influence, into the Light of millenial decision? In truth, I am led to see this endeavor as our clarion call, unlike any other at present.