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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 4:20 — 4 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

The Presence of Christ

I am often running into the notion that in order to achieve salvation, in order to come into the presence of Christ, we must somehow rid ourselves of all things physical. Yesterday, in worship, the following came to me.

We do not come into the presence of Christ by getting rid of the physical and its distractions. Rather the presence of Christ comes to us to make the flesh holy and to bring all creation into holy order.

Ellis 

Posted by Ellis Hein on 2ndMo. 8, 2015 at 13:26 — 2 Comments

Surprised and delighted!

I know nothing about the author of this YouTube video on "The Kingdom of God within" with odd title of "They are trying to kill me again" http://youtu.be/Avh6EoRWAKE having just stumbled upon the Youtube when looking for video instructions on how to patch a hole…

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Posted by Stuart Cummings on 2ndMo. 1, 2015 at 23:22 — 1 Comment

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When George Fox spoke of passing through the two-edged flaming sword upon entering the paradise of God, he drew from biblical imagery, which distinguished one way of being from another. Earthly wisdom and the transgressing life could not enter but was cut down and burnt up by that figurative sword.

When the testimony is made, it is the same in every age: Women and men come into a new way of being, renewed up into the Image of God in righteousness, holiness and freedom. Established on our Foundation, Christ Jesus, we know the steadfast state of Grace and Truth. As did those who came before and knew by experience, let us go out to declare the Truth for the love of it.

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We are hoping to establish more opportunity to get people who are relatively new to the New Foundation Fellowship more involved with us. To this end we are trialing a Facebook Page that gives us forum-based facility. We would like to give people who are unfamiliar with the faith of Early Friends an opportunity to ask questions in open and friendly environment.

 

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Dan Davenport left a comment for Earlon William (Bill) Carsley
"hi Bill, thanks for the affirmation on the blog.  It has been very hard in coming the last few years.  I owe much to others, especially Ellis and my wife, Lucy. I grew up in NWYM and know many folks there.  I am glad you are in touch…"
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Earlon William (Bill) Carsley commented on Lewis Hein's blog post Is the natural human mind God's enemy?
"I would just add that your statement of conclusion presents the essential truth very well, Ellis: "Humans were not created to live without support from their Creator."  However we slice and dice it, that is the bottom line. …"
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Earlon William (Bill) Carsley commented on Lewis Hein's blog post Is the natural human mind God's enemy?
"Ellis, Reading this a few days ago planted some seeds in my mind that have been struggling to germinate.  I know that you have had a very deep immersion in the message of George Fox over the years, Ellis, which makes my exposure very minimal…"
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