Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
There was a farmer who grew crops using artificial lighting and methods documented in a book he cherished. One day another farmer came to him and said that he does not use unnatural light but relies on the natural sun, in itself, to sustain and grow crops. The former responded by saying the sun certainly has its place, however, just look at how well his crops were growing under these artificial conditions and offered the latter his book and articles on unnatural growing methods.…Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The conscience of people are to be ruled, guided, and governed not by the outward church nor the outward rules of government. The eternal Light that shines in conscience, toward the turning or renewal of the mind, is the true rule and government of people.
From: The Works of George Fox, Volume 3, pg.16
"And as for all churches (so called) and professions and gatherings of people, we beheld you as all in the apostacy and degeneration from the true church, not…
Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 9, 2013 at 4:44pm — No Comments
This quote below is a wonderful affirmation of foundation of Quakerism in the words of Edward Burrough.
His affirmation of mind being turned in the Light and of strength to let go of the thoughts of professors and our own thoughts ... no longer bound to reflective thinking. This giving over all reflective thought to intuitive thinking in the Presence is not just the foundation of Quakerism, but that of Christianity. This rejection of abstract thought and outward institutions…
An Inward and Living Christmas Story
by Job Scott
Edited Into Five Movements by Keith Saylor
Source: Essays on Salvation by Job Scott, Friends' Book Association, 1894
Except we are regenerated and born again ; that is, except another birth and life take place in us, besides our natural birth into, and life in this world and into things natural; except a work, that, strictly…
Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 2, 2013 at 5:22pm — No Comments
Thinking out loud ...
Please read the 10 quotations below from Wilbur's Journal.
In the Journal of the Life of John Wilbur he writes:
"A disposition is making its appearance in divers places in this nation, and among Friends, to think very little of the cross of Christ, practically, and to plead for liberality, both of faith and practice; the perceptible influence of the Holy Spirit is mournfully deprecated by…
Hello Everyone ... I'm deep in my journal with John Wilbur. This is my eighth reading in five years. On this reading I am trying my best to secure and read the various documents mentioned in the Journal; especially those of Gurney. Two pieces by J. J. Gurney I was am hard pressed to locate:
"Strictures on Truth Vindicated (STV)" and "Misinterpretations of Scripture (MOS) "
Happily, I did come across a reprint in the "The Inquirer" in 1838 of the latter piece. However I've…