Reproclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
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 losing it's way?
How can a declared atheist be appointed an elder by the Holy Spirit in a meeting for worship for business?
How can a nontheist be a guide to theist Quakers?
I believe the Society is losing its way.
I believe we must return to the teachings of our founders, that were based upon the teachings of Jesus the Christ.
It is not only about survival. It is about the Will of God. If Quakers don't believe in God, how can they seek His will?
I have watched the work of the NFF for some years. It is not a hasty decision. But I now feel, even though I am old and retired and effectively homeless, that I must 'come out' in declaration of my support for your work, because I can clearly see that it is God's work that you do.
God bless you in it.
'canaldrifter' in the boating community
(How Jesus loved his boats and boaters!)