Reproclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
At the end of post 3, I said that in post 4 I would look at some of the passages about the Prophet-like-Moses pointed out by other writers. I was thinking particularly of Doug Gwyn’s Apocalypse of the Word, pp. 105 and 108. I am going to focus this time on the references in the book of John and throw in some Doug did not list.
The first is in John chapter 1. In verses 19-28, the writer summarizes a conversation in which representatives of the Jewish…Continue
A GENERAL EPISTLE TO THE SEED OF GOD By Francis Howgill
Dear Friends everywhere who have believed in our Lord Jesus Christ, and (who have been) called with an holy calling to the great salvation of God which is made manifest in this day of his power. Keep your first love, and let not the threats of men, neither the frowns of the world affright you from that which you have prized more than all the world. Now the sun is up, and a…Continue
Added by Allistair Lomax on 5thMo. 29, 2011 at 22:10 — No Comments
ON BEING A QUAKER MINISTER
All Friends that know the light, which is the life in Christ, be faithful in the truth, and spread it abroad; answering the light of Christ in everyone (George Fox, Epistle 337).
There are many forms of ministry and each person in a Quaker meeting will have his or her own form of service. My subject here is the prophetic ministry of the spoken word. Anyone may be given something to say during the…Continue
Added by Allistair Lomax on 5thMo. 23, 2011 at 0:11 — No Comments
At the end of the second blog post, I wrote that I would begin in this third to look more directly at Moses to see what the expectation of the Prophet-like-Moses might mean. To get there, I am going to return to Stephen’s discourse in Act 7. In the last post the focus was on verse 37. I encourage those of you still reading to consider the whole discourse but especially the central portion related to Moses in verses 17 – 44. One thing to note here is that Moses gets…Continue
The Scriptures of Truth testify that those that live Godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. What do you think about this passage of Scripture?
I have been meditating on it and I believe it has to do with the false Christ of the world and the saturation of earthly culture which is very seductive to our eyes. The falsehood and the veneer of happiness is a persecutor in a way.
What are your thoughts? How do you maintain…Continue
In this second blog post I will begin to describe the scriptural passages that point to the prophesy of the Prophet-like-Moses, or “Prophet-like-unto-Moses” (to use George Fox’s phrase). I believe this has implications for our understanding of who Jesus is as the Messiah.
There are at least two explicit references to this expectation of a prophet like Moses in the New Testament, both in the book of Acts. They are recorded in two separate discourses, the first by Peter in chapter 3…Continue
The Lord is so gracious! By His Spirit He teaches us and leads us into the Way of Life. He deserves all our praise for the Love of the Word in coming to us and teaching us!
Last evening, after reading the Scriptures, I had a moment of silent worship waiting on the Lord. During this time I saw in my mind a donkey with a man on it, and then the image changed to a white horse with a warrior on it. I take it to be Christ. Christ came the first time…Continue
I am an ordained Primitive Baptist minister in North Carolina. I recently began to feel a longing and a desire for holiness and Godly living. In the course of my study of the Holy Scriptures I began to sense that the church I have served in, the church of the 21st century, was not the Church of the Lord Jesus. As I began to pray and study more and more, I began to see that one church is of the bondwoman and the other of the free.
This is my first attempt at an original blog post and it will probably show. Please bear with me as I find my way forward with both the topic and the technology.
Here are my short answers to the questions above:
I am new to this website but I am not new to the Society. My initial connection was through my Quaker mother, who introduced me to the Westbury, New York meeting, which (without my being aware of it at the time) made me a birthright Quaker.
This would have been in the 1950s, and my childlike perception of that meeting in Westbury was that things were good, very good, there. Likely that perception was accurate, that things actually were good there. The meeting was vital, supportive,…Continue
Due to the public nature of my outreach through QuakerJane.com, I sometimes have readers pose interesting questions. Recently a liberal Friend expressed concern about the wave of Conservatism that was overtaking the US, and she feared, the Religious Society of Friends. After some back and forth, we worked out three questions that spoke to some of her concerns, which I then answered. Even though this is in reference to the branch of Conservative Quakerism in the US rather than New Foundation…Continue
Folks often remark that my lifestyle must be idyllic, cruising the waterways of Britain in an old narrowboat, with my dog, Sophie. They often mention the freedom to go where I choose and do what I want to do.
Yes, it is a great life, usually. I say that, slightly tongue in cheek, having recently been frozen up in 6 ins of ice, and having experienced deep snow and floods during the coldest December on record.
Yes, I can usually go where I want to go and do what…Continue
Added by Tony Haynes on 1stMo. 18, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments
I'm here because there is nowhere else I can go.
I was an AM clerk for four years. I was seriously concerned that certain members of the society, who declared themselves atheist, were sabotaging the work of an elder and clerk in one of our local meetings. I opposed them.
For personal reasons I had to give up clerking and move away from that AM. Since, I have learnt, that the main agitator in that situation has been made an elder.
Is the society…Continue
The book of John is written in a completely different way to those of Matthew, Mark and Luke. Most…Continue
Added by Mike Wakefield on 10thMo. 17, 2010 at 19:27 — No Comments
I work in a book and tea shop so I try to keep track of new books coming out. I see that Cambridge University Press is issuing two new books on George Fox; I believe they are scheduled for later this year, at least in the U.S. They are:
The Short Journals and Itinerary Journals of George Fox
Norman Penny, Editor
The Journal of George Fox: 2 Part Set (Revised Edition)
Added by Jim Wilson on 10thMo. 16, 2010 at 21:56 — No Comments
New Testament Pre-Notes
Jesus of Nazareth was the man who lived amongst us, learning of and understanding what that meant. The word "Christ" means "the anointed one (of God)" and so when we read of Jesus Christ we should remember that it means…Continue
Added by Mike Wakefield on 10thMo. 14, 2010 at 19:44 — No Comments
Reading the Bible
I have used the King James Version (KJV) of the bible in all this work only as it is my personal preference. You may prefer to use a more modern translation and that is completely acceptable, however, it may be useful to have a King James…Continue
This work is something that for some time I believe I have been "led by the spirit" to take up. In the Quaker way I have taken this concern to my meeting to seek whether or not it was deemed to be…Continue
Added by Themis Papaioannou on 10thMo. 1, 2010 at 6:30 — No Comments
Yesterday (26-9-2010), at our Quarterly Gathering at Ely, we used a piece from George Fox as a way of sharing and nurturing our faith as Christian Friends.
This piece is a sermon preached by Fox to Ministering Friends at a very early Yearly Meeting held at…Continue