Reproclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
Friends,—Know the life and power of God in yourselves, and one in another, and to that power be obedient, to thresh down all deceit within and without you in wisdom, and in that dwell which comprehends the world; and know the rest, which is for the people of God, which he that believeth hath entered into. So know the life that stands in God; and all know the power of God, for that power shall never be shaken nor change, but will shake down all that must be shaken and will change. So in that the Lord God Almighty preserve you, which giveth you to see, where there is no changing nor shadow.
We had a very fruitful discussion regarding this short epistle from George Fox. Some key points from our discussion:
"Know" equals experience. So Fox is saying "Experience the life and power of God...experience that life and power of God to thresh down all deceit witin and without...experience the rest...experience the life that stands in God...experience the power of God." How are you going to experience this? We encounter the life and power of God in the true light that enlightens every person born into the world. We experience the working of that life and power by yielding to the reproofs and promptings of the light within us.
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