Reproclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
Be a Blessing! Be Kind to One Another!
These exhortations from one person to another were common in the holiday season in December 2016 and have continued on into a hard winter in 2017. I have heard them from folks across the religious and political spectrum. It is an unusually cold and wet winter in many parts of North America and political change has many uncertain or even fearful.
These sentiments seem right at first take. I want people to do these things also. But on…Continue
8th day, 1st month, 2017
Autobiography of George Fox, location 1303
"As we travelled we came near a very great hill, called Pendle Hill, and I was moved of the Lord to go up to the top of it; which I did with difficulty, it was so very steep and high. When I was come to the top, I saw the sea bordering upon Lancashire. From the top of this hill the Lord let me see in what places he had a great people to be gathered."
And gather them he did. And those people gathered are…Continue
This poem (parable, what have you) came to me last summer, and I felt drawn to share it here.
I built my house in the lonely mountains,
I built a place where I might rest.
For of this world I was so weary
That all I asked was one request.
I said good neighbors, can't you leave me be?
I said the peace of the Lord is here,
I said your church is not for me,
They said I blasphemed, it was clear.
They said old…Continue
A common phrase you may see describing a particular denomination or church is, “Bible based.” But the Biblical basis of Fox’s message was not a surface adherence to certain passages, but a comprehensive alignment with God’s purpose throughout history.
Fox lived in a period that was Biblically literate and highly religious. Since Fox rejected all the various forms of Christianity of his day, an appropriate question might be, “Was Fox a Christian?” Lewis Benson’s lecture no. 3,…Continue
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