Keith Saylor's Blog (207)

A Turning ... the renewal of conscious and conscience

There is a spiritual nature in each of us. This spiritual nature is the experience and knowledge of the transformation of conscious and conscience by the illumination of the inner Light. This illumination transforms and anchors the conscious and conscience in itself so that no longer is awareness and moral guidance anchored in the world of form; ideological, institutional, abstract. The thoughts and doctrine of those who profess outward forms and would bind men and women to their doctrine…


Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 21, 2013 at 2:38pm — No Comments

A Story: by Keith F. Saylor - With an Afterword by Isaac Penington

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.…


Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 15, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

George Fox - The Church, State, and the Individual - people's conscience are to be left free.

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

In Affirmation ... The Early Quaker Experience ... In the words of Edward Burrough

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…


Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 9, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

An Inward and Living Christmas Story

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

John Wilbur and immediacy or The Way Not Mediated

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…


Added by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 27, 2013 at 12:55am — 61 Comments

John Wilbur's Journal and Source Materials

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…


Added by Keith Saylor on 11th mo. 15, 2013 at 12:08pm — 5 Comments

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