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Allan Halton commented on Ellis Hein's blog post The Sheep May Safely Graze
"That is quite the dream that Lewis Benson had.  How does one get into this safe haven?  Simply walk through "the door" that "is the light that is in the life that is in the Word of God."   Those…"
4thMo 5
Allan Halton commented on Ellis Hein's blog post Fox References regarding the Lord's Supper
"Thanks, Becky.  A good reminder. Ellis, yes, that is right, we have One who teaches us to please our Father, and this is why we earnestly want to know what our Teacher is saying to us.  Then it becomes a matter of conscience to do…"
4thMo 4
Allan Halton commented on Ellis Hein's blog post Lewis Benson references on Christian community and Scripture
"Thank you, Ellis, that is just what I do.  I am reminded of Jesus' words to Peter, who asked Him concerning John, "Lord, what of this man?"  Jesus responded, "...What is that to you?  You follow Me." …"
4thMo 3
Allan Halton commented on Ellis Hein's blog post Lewis Benson references on Christian community and Scripture
"Ellis, thank you for posting these.  I find a readiness to say, Amen, to what Lewis Benson has written.  He speaks out of my own heart.    Now I need you to answer a question for me.  What of people like me who are not…"
4thMo 3
Allan Halton commented on Ellis Hein's blog post Fox References regarding the Lord's Supper
"Ellis, here are the responses to your questions.  I have first stated your question so that others might find this comment easier to follow.   1.  “You state that you don't think Fox had the mind of Christ on the matter of…"
4thMo 3
Allan Halton commented on Ellis Hein's blog post Fox References regarding the Lord's Supper
"Becky, I have no interest in pursuing "endless debate" about this matter.  If we can't pursue this as a respectful discussion among those who are interested in truth (not in mere academics), I have no desire to be part…"
4thMo 2
Allan Halton commented on Ellis Hein's blog post Fox References regarding the Lord's Supper
"Hi Ellis.  I had read this excerpt several days ago in Volume 6 of Fox’s Works and, without referring directly to it, commented on it on Bill Carsley’s blog (3rdMo. 25, 2015 at 15:37).    The only further thing I might add…"
4thMo 1
Allan Halton commented on Ellis Hein's blog post George Fox and the Apostle Paul
"Patricia, there is no doubt that the  Corinthians had received Christ and had Christ in them.  Paul calls them “sanctified in Christ Jesus” (1 Cor. 1:2).  He also says further on, “Know ye not that ye are the temple…"
3rdMo 31
Allan Halton commented on Ellis Hein's blog post George Fox and the Apostle Paul
"Hi Ellis, in the interest of helping us all to search this out a little further, I'll share my own thoughts.  You point out that according to the apostle Paul, to eat the bread and drink the cup is to proclaim the Lord’s death…"
3rdMo 30
Allan Halton commented on Earlon William (Bill) Carsley's blog post Who's Standing In the Gap?
"Bill, thank you for your kind words.  You are right, I am not a Quaker.  But neither am I a Baptist, nor a Pentecostal, nor a Presbyterian, nor any of the designations by which Christians have been named or name themselves, although I have…"
3rdMo 26
Allan Halton commented on Earlon William (Bill) Carsley's blog post Who's Standing In the Gap?
"Bill, in response to your question, I have not been able to find in Fox’s writings any comment on John 14:18—“I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you.”  (If anyone can direct me to where I can find any…"
3rdMo 25
Allan Halton commented on Earlon William (Bill) Carsley's blog post Who's Standing In the Gap?
"Here is a list of the 24 verses in the New Testament in which the word "parousia" is used.  The Strong's number is G3952. Mat_24:3  AndG1161 as heG846 satG2521 uponG1909 theG3588 mountG3735 of Olives,G1636 theG3588…"
3rdMo 24
Allan Halton commented on Earlon William (Bill) Carsley's blog post Who's Standing In the Gap?
"Bill, this is further to my comment about the Paraclete.    I have not been able to find in Fox’s writings any significant reference to the coming of the Paraclete as being what Jesus said it is to be—a coming of Himself to…"
3rdMo 24
Allan Halton commented on Earlon William (Bill) Carsley's blog post Who's Standing In the Gap?
"Bill, I've just now entered this discussion, but from my perspective, I don't think you should be too ready to move on.  I might say, though, that I felt your response to Patricia Dallmann came across somewhat stern, and undeservedly…"
3rdMo 24
Allan Halton commented on Earlon William (Bill) Carsley's blog post Who's Standing In the Gap?
"Greetings, Bill.  I have had a lot on my plate and have not had opportunity to join this conversation, although I read your earlier posts a couple of weeks ago.  Today I caught up with the most recent posts.  Let me say first that I…"
3rdMo 23
Allan Halton and Earlon William (Bill) Carsley are now friends
3rdMo 17

First, a little about myself.  I’ve been a school teacher, a social worker, and a newspaper reporter, but spent most of my working years doing various jobs in a limestone operation in southern Alberta.  I’m now retired.

 

I’ve been a Christian since 1972 when the Lord finally succeeded in bringing me down to my knees, and up out of a miry pit of alcohol and drugs and all that went with it—a dissolute life.  He lifted up a beggar from a dunghill, and set me among princes.

 

My adventure with George Fox began when one of the friends I found myself in fellowship with was browsing one day through a second-hand bookstore.  There, in a bargain bin among a jumble of other books considered not of much worth, he discovered the two-volume set of Fox’s journal.  He casually leafed through one of them and, suddenly realizing what he’d found, clutched the set to his chest while looking around furtively to see if anyone had noticed his excitement.  Then he nonchalantly walked up to the till, paid the give-away price, and fled the store. 

 

It’s not every day that you find gold in the bargain bin of a used book store. 

 

After he read the journal himself, my friend passed it on to two or three others in our fellowship.  (We were not involved in any of the denominations, we were just a small group who met in homes.)  Thus it came into my hands, and it was not long before I realized I needed my own copies, first purchasing the Nickalls edition, and then later the eight-volume set of the Works of George Fox, which included the two-volume set of his journal—with the same cover my friend found in the bookstore bargain bin.

 

What I think is most encouraging about Fox and the early Friends is the way one of our leaders often spoke of them.  He called the early Quakers a harbinger of what is yet to come.  What shape this yet-to-come expression of the living Christ will take I don’t know.  The only way we will discover that is by walking with Him today.  As Fox often taught, Jesus Christ is of no profit to anyone as a mere historical figure, neither is He of any profit when relegated to the future, either.  In like manner, studying Fox and the early Quakers as a mere historical movement has little value.  We must embrace what they embraced—walking with a present Christ as He moves forward in His eternal purposes.  There is more before us than there is behind us. 

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 17:51 on 4thMo. 1, 2014, Ellis Hein said…

Hello Allan, I am delighted to welcome you to the NFF website. I hope you will feel free to introduce yourself.

Ellis Hein

At 16:09 on 4thMo. 4, 2014, Ellis Hein said…

Allan, I was able to load a photo, both as a profile picture and as an addition to my photo bank. If you are still having problems it may be that your browser does not have flash player. It that is the case, use the simple photo uploader. It has worked for me and I don't have flash. Too much of a technological fossil. 

At 22:13 on 4thMo. 4, 2014, Ellis Hein said…

Allan, I am going to respond via email direct to you. The explanation might be a little lengthy and maybe not of interest to general public.

At 12:15 on 4thMo. 21, 2014, Ellis Hein said…

Allan, I have read your introduction several times now. I am sorry for the person selling those books, that he/she did not realize the value. But that is the way of it. Truth is little valued except by those who hunger and thirst after righteousness. However, I am glad that your friend shared them with you, indeed Truth cannot be horded. Thanks for giving us this brief glimpse of God's working in your life. Ellis

At 16:38 on 4thMo. 22, 2014, Allan Halton said…

Ellis, I've been rethinking my friend's find in the second-hand book store.  Who knows if the store owner actually realized the value of those books, and felt he could not price them so as to make money for himself on the sale.  Just a thought.  I once came across a used Bible among the books in a Mennonite second-hand store, and decided I would buy it.  But when I went to pay for it I was told it was free.  They didn't feel they could put a price on the word of God.   

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