Reproclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
My very first meeting for worship brought me back to my loving friend, Jesus. I have known God since early childhood and had an argument with my Christ when my first born son Jared (father of Enoch who walked with God) died a horrible death after only a few weeks of life. This traumatic event separated me from my God for forty years. I failed the test; I turned away from Christ and searched the world for a faith which would speak to me but when I walked into meeting, and found that special place of silence, it was Jesus who spoke to me. Since then (Nov 4 last year) I have been through a whirlwind of experience. I joined the RSoF within a few months and now I am in great need of Christian guidance. My problem is finding someone who actually is Christian in the sense of following his way, accepting his truth and living in him. As exemplified by early Friends. This golden calf which wears diversity as its crown seems to be gaining momentum within our Society. I am told that we are living in a different era and that I should compromise...I answered that if one was prepared to compromise on matters of faith then one's faith was already compromised and therefor lacking in truth.
On three occasions different elders have admonished me and I would not accept their admonishment.
After I had attended four meetings I was rebuked for using "Christ" language: by an atheist elder!
After seven months I was told I may be thought of as boasting because I wore a t-shirt embroidered with "Friend of Truth" I was told it was no longer done to say I have met with the seed. I answered that I had indeed met with the seed, my God; and that I was aware of my over large ego.
Three weeks ago I was given a powerful ministry in which I said we should recover our roots and tend to them because they were beset with weeds. I also said that if you believed there was no God, you were not yet A Quaker.
Whilst I was taking my seat a member rebuked me from within the silence; and immediately after worship, an elder loudly took me to task asking where I had such gall to say such things; I said that I was true to the ministry given to me. Although I agreed with the content. I asked how could we speak truth to power when we couldn't hear it ourselves. The elder said she was a Christian but she was prepared to compromise, I said "then your faith is already compromised".
A meeting for clearness is now being arranged..me and up to four elders, including he who says there is no God (I requested his presence). What can you say? Am I mistaken?
In love of God
Add a Comment