Reproclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
[The following is based upon vocal ministry given at Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Twelfth month, the 31st.]
And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed (Ex. 3:2).
One of the significant things about the burning bush that Moses saw was that it continued to burn. The bush burned and was not…Continue
Added by Patricia Dallmann on 1stMo. 11, 2018 at 13:00 — No Comments
Church is supposed to be the place where Christians gather to learn from God and to draw closer to Him. However, too often church actually buffers the believer’s possible encounter with God.
The crux of really knowing God is listening to Him. Therefore, it’s easy to see how a certain component of a church service is not listening: hymn-singing and group prayers, for example. However, when the sermon is given, the congregation listens. All present assume that the minister is…Continue
Added by Rebecca Hein on 1stMo. 8, 2018 at 16:17 — No Comments
I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.
Everyday will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name fore ever and ever.
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I…Continue
Added by Rhonda Fuller on 1stMo. 7, 2018 at 20:14 — No Comments
Hello long time ago friends,
First I have a question. Is there a better recordng than the one I found here of Lewis Benson speaking on:
I was very…Continue
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. (Isaiah 9:2)...For unto us a a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand,…Continue
I recently stumbled onto a downloadable file of Stephen Crisp's allegory, A Short History of a Long Travel from Babylon to Bethel. Even though the text is not very long, it provides a lot of material for pondering. You can download this work from archive.org. Go to https://archive.org/details/ashorthistoryofa15730gut. If you…Continue
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"I was crying to the Lord, to free me from the burden I groaned under; the Word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘My grace is sufficient for thee, I will deliver thee’. And by the power of this Word, I was armed with patience to wait in his counsel; groaning under the body of sin in the day and hour of temptation, until it pleased the Lord to manifest his power to free me... I witness that I am regenerated and born again of the immortal Seed, and having partaken of…Continue
Added by Themis Papaioannou on 10thMo. 24, 2017 at 4:16 — No Comments
There are two compelling reasons for devoting a whole session in this series to Fox’s teaching about the Holy Spirit. The first is that Quakerism is now being categorized as belonging among the many Christian movements that make the Holy Spirit central to faith and experience. The other reason is that those who are now being called to re-proclaim the everlasting gospel will encounter many Quakers, and many Christians in all denominations, who make…
There is no need to debate Scripture. It is vain to do so. All is done. It’s our time to preach the Gospel.
Reasoning from the Scriptures is why reading them aright is essential. To read them aright requires coming to the Spirit of God in you. (Jack Cuozzo and George Fox)
We all start out living to our will. But when we claim to be Christian through Christ’s salvation, we have sighed up to be His soldier. As a soldier and He our Captain, we are to do His will,…Continue
[The following is based upon vocal ministry given at Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 1 Tenth month 2017.]
In his Journal George Fox spoke of three kinds of dreams:
For there were three sorts of dreams: for multitude of business sometimes caused dreams; and there were whisperings of Satan in man in the…Continue
Added by Patricia Dallmann on 10thMo. 3, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments
Many people who have not chosen God still feel they have chosen to be good. They assume it’s possible to achieve goodness without listening to God, and this clearly implies that they feel they have not chosen evil. This is a plausible view, because only a tiny percentage of atheists and agnostics are pursuing an obviously wicked agenda. Most have good intentions. They want to do right. This profile can also fit many religious people, as we shall see.…Continue
The main challenge to this vision of a holy church is the church’s own sinfulness...Luther’s understanding of the church as simul justus et peccatore, or “simultaneously justified and a sinner,” is helpful for describing the paradox of the church’s “now and not yet” struggle with sin. Luther’s perspective affirms the reality of the sin of the church, yet also allows that God’s sanctification is in fact at work and progressively enacting real change in the hearts, minds, and actions…Continue
The christians were called a "city set on a hill, the light of the world, and the salt of the earth;" but when they forsook the power of God, and their faith stood in words and men, and not in the power; then their walls fell down, though the power in itself stood; and they lost their hill, their saltness, and their shining. (Works of Fox, Vol. II, p.172)
...[Jesus] began asking His disciples, saying, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" And they…Continue
Added by Ellis Hein on 9thMo. 8, 2017 at 2:41 — No Comments
The fellowship of the cross of Christ…is not of man, nor by man; for it is in the everlasting power of God; therefore, no longer do you keep in fellowship, but as you keep in the cross of Christ (Works, 8:67).
“Restoring the Church of the Cross" is the title of the eighth lecture in the series Rediscovering the Teaching of George Fox given by Lewis Benson in 1982 at Moorestown (N.J.) Meeting. In this lecture, Benson explores the meaning and relevance of these…Continue
Added by Patricia Dallmann on 8thMo. 25, 2017 at 15:28 — No Comments
Power perfected in Weakness.
II Corinthians 12:9a. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you because my power is perfected in weakness.” (NIV)
These blog posts have never “risen” to the level of scholarship; though I hoped what was written might at least be orderly. It was my intention after following Paul through the accounts in Acts to address his epistles in chronological order in which they were written (as best discerned by scholarship or tradition). …Continue
When we listen to this world--man's voice--we are out of the power. Jesus, the Gospel, is the power; the strong right hand of God.
Tailoring Quaker religion to the culture (world) is to alter it--change it, make it different. So, it is no longer that which you inherited; it's not an inheritance at all; it's a bill of goods (fraud).
Quakers (churches everywhere) are conforming to the world. …Continue
Added by Rhonda Fuller on 8thMo. 12, 2017 at 15:45 — No Comments
[Note: This blog post first appeared on my website, This Was The True Light and is reblogged here. If you are not a member of the New Foundation Fellowship website and would like to leave a comment, you can do so on my website.]
I recently read a comment on another blog wherein the commentator maintained that Quakers are overly-spiritual, to put it nicely.…Continue
Added by Ellis Hein on 7thMo. 31, 2017 at 11:49 — No Comments
God's ordained worship in spirit and truth means to praise, glorify, adore, thank, revere, love Him.
Meditation is to contemplate God.
In order to worship God one must know Him.
If we substitute meditation for worship, we're saying we don't know God.
The Question is, why don't we know God?
Added by Rhonda Fuller on 7thMo. 26, 2017 at 16:33 — No Comments