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Why Should A Quaker Care?

I'm currently working on a blog post which will explore where George Fox may fit in the various eschatological schools of interpretation.  However I believe the Spirit is prompting me to post a little aside to clarify my motivations and intentions before proceeding.  Some responses to my previous posts have alerted me to the fact that there's a more important issue to be addressed first.  That is, I don't want there to be any unnecessary misunderstandings about where I'm going with this. …

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Posted by Earlon William (Bill) Carsley on 3rdMo. 5, 2015 at 19:00 — 2 Comments

What Is Preterism?

In regard to my first post, "The Coming of Christ, Sacraments etc.", the question has been asked, "What is meant by a preterist approach to biblical eschatology?  What is preterism?"  In response I offer this very brief introduction and overview. 

In a nutshell, preterism is one of the three main approaches to interpreting the "end times" prophecies of Scripture.  These three are preterism, historicism, and futurism.  Of course there are almost…

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Posted by Earlon William (Bill) Carsley on 3rdMo. 5, 2015 at 2:00

The Coming of Christ, Sacraments etc.

I've recently been doing a lot of reading regarding the very early Quaker view of the "parousia" (or second coming) and how it provided the original rationale for rejecting ritual sacraments or ordinances - the Mass, Eucharist, or Lord's Supper in particular. It's interesting that by the second generation of Quakers (Barclay etc.) Friends had already pretty much dropped their claim that such ordinances were anachronistic (Paul had said the meal was "to proclaim the Lord's death till He…

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Posted by Earlon William (Bill) Carsley on 3rdMo. 2, 2015 at 4:00 — 11 Comments

For God is Not the Author of Confusion

There’s a radical difference between Quaker understanding of Genesis and that of other Christian traditions. One reason for that is our understanding that sin is “not for term of life,” or at least needn’t be. The binary alternatives before each of us (salvation from sin or condemnation in it) are of utmost importance, and is the main topic of Scripture, which aims to support us in our move toward salvation.

Genesis not only gives us a creation myth, but it also emphasizes the binary…

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Posted by Patricia Dallmann on 2ndMo. 15, 2015 at 20:34 — 1 Comment

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Earlon William (Bill) Carsley commented on Earlon William (Bill) Carsley's blog post Why Should A Quaker Care?
"I expect it'll be a while before I'm  ready to post the next installment... it'll give you some time take a breather!"
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Ellis Hein commented on Earlon William (Bill) Carsley's blog post Why Should A Quaker Care?
"Thank you for clarifying where you are going with this. I look forward to what is next, and at the same time wonder how I am going to keep up!"
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