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Martin Kelley commented on John Jeremiah Edminster's blog post Arthur Berk, 1927-2020 in the eyes of the world, eternal in the eyes of Christ
"Oh I'm sorry to hear this. I'm sure he's wrapped in the arms of the Holy Spirit. He graciously let me interview him back in 2009: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jYEnqQaZsM"
4thMo 8
John Jeremiah Edminster commented on John Jeremiah Edminster's blog post Arthur Berk, 1927-2020 in the eyes of the world, eternal in the eyes of Christ
4thMo 8
John Jeremiah Edminster posted a blog post

Arthur Berk, 1927-2020 in the eyes of the world, eternal in the eyes of Christ

Friends, I've just been informed that Arthur died at 10 o'clock last night, Fourth Month 7, 2020. He was comfortable, the attending physician said. May he forever enjoy "righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit."See More
4thMo 8
Shawn Lazar commented on John Jeremiah Edminster's blog post The Felt Need of Salvation that Drives Many to Seek a Savior
"We should also include that "the Christ" is defined in John's Gospel as the One who guarantees resurrection and eternal life to the believer. That is the kind of salvation the Savior brings: Jesus said to her, “I am the…"
2ndMo 21
Patricia Dallmann commented on John Jeremiah Edminster's blog post The Felt Need of Salvation that Drives Many to Seek a Savior
"Your response to Steven's post covered a lot of ground, John, and many of the ideas resonated with me. The following one, though, stood out: You wrote: "Unfortunately, we humans are creatures clever enough, most of the time, to suppress…"
1stMo 28
John Jeremiah Edminster posted a blog post

The Felt Need of Salvation that Drives Many to Seek a Savior

In an appended comment to Steven Davison's excellent post, I write of the felt need of salvation that drives many to seek a Savior and find one in Jesus Christ; I also describe what I think inhibits such a search. I invite responses. Reclaiming the ChristSee More
1stMo 14
John Jeremiah Edminster commented on John Jeremiah Edminster's blog post The one true religion in the world: the work of the spirit of God in the souls of humankind
"Ellis, What a rich and powerful statement you’ve answered my posting with! I’d say, unless I’m greatly mistaken, that Job Scott rightly named the one true religion that unifies the Church Invisible. I’m delighted to report…"
12thMo 30, 2019
Ellis Hein commented on John Jeremiah Edminster's blog post The one true religion in the world: the work of the spirit of God in the souls of humankind
"John, I was just reading from Lewis Benson's The Truth Is Christ particularly from his essay on Prophetic Quakerism that says something about the things Job Scot brings up. I would be interested in seeing your comparison of what Job Scott…"
12thMo 30, 2019
John Jeremiah Edminster posted a blog post

The one true religion in the world: the work of the spirit of God in the souls of humankind

From the Journal of Job Scott (1751-1793): a thumbnail-sketch anticipation of his book-length essay On the Knowledge of the One Lord, the Only True God, which was published posthumously and may be found in his Works, in the Digital Quaker Collection (esr.earlham.edu/dqc/):On 5th-day 20th [of Eighth Month 1788], we had a very small, yet precious…See More
12thMo 30, 2019
Brenda Redshaw commented on John Jeremiah Edminster's blog post David Johnson's 6/23/2019 talk at West Richmond Friends Church, and why I called it "intense"
"Thank you John and I pray that you get the help you need at present. You should not have to do heavy lifting. Moving is bad enough. Thank you also Ellis for the writings by Lewis Benson which I am working though but obviously will take a bit of…"
10thMo 1, 2019
John Jeremiah Edminster commented on John Jeremiah Edminster's blog post David Johnson's 6/23/2019 talk at West Richmond Friends Church, and why I called it "intense"
"Thank you both for continuing this discussion, Ellis and Brenda. I just now saw that there was a little "page 2" tab at the bottom of the first discussion page that allowed me to access this new material. I have to confess myself deeply…"
10thMo 1, 2019
Ellis Hein commented on John Jeremiah Edminster's blog post David Johnson's 6/23/2019 talk at West Richmond Friends Church, and why I called it "intense"
"Brenda, I have sent you a number of files containing Lewis Benson's writings. I have done this for the purpose to enable you to make a comparison between what Lewis had to say about being free of sin and what George Fox had to say. Your…"
10thMo 1, 2019
Brenda Redshaw commented on John Jeremiah Edminster's blog post David Johnson's 6/23/2019 talk at West Richmond Friends Church, and why I called it "intense"
"I own 'That of God in Every Man', 'The truth is Christ' and of course the items in Resources. It would be helpful Ellis if you could provide a critique of holiness teachings by Benson, that is to say, a critique of 'second…"
9thMo 30, 2019
Brenda Redshaw commented on John Jeremiah Edminster's blog post David Johnson's 6/23/2019 talk at West Richmond Friends Church, and why I called it "intense"
"I own 'That of God in Every Man', 'The truth is Christ' and of course the items in Resources."
9thMo 30, 2019
Brenda Redshaw commented on John Jeremiah Edminster's blog post David Johnson's 6/23/2019 talk at West Richmond Friends Church, and why I called it "intense"
"Hi Ellis Thank you for your offer of resources. I have to say that Lewis Benson draws a false dichotomy between Pentecostals and ‘Christ’ centred’ believers as he has left out Holiness believers, who would agree with him about…"
9thMo 30, 2019
Ellis Hein commented on John Jeremiah Edminster's blog post David Johnson's 6/23/2019 talk at West Richmond Friends Church, and why I called it "intense"
"Brenda, I can't promise to not disagree with your statement regarding Lewis' teaching about perfection. However I would be interested to see your justification for your  claim that Lewis did not preach the same gospel as Fox, that a…"
9thMo 29, 2019

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Arthur Berk, 1927-2020 in the eyes of the world, eternal in the eyes of Christ

Friends, I've just been informed that Arthur died at 10 o'clock last night, Fourth Month 7, 2020. He was comfortable, the attending physician said. May he forever enjoy "righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit."

Posted on 4thMo. 8, 2020 at 17:34 — 2 Comments

The Felt Need of Salvation that Drives Many to Seek a Savior

In an appended comment to Steven Davison's excellent post, I write of the felt need of salvation that drives many to seek a Savior and find one in Jesus Christ; I also describe what I think inhibits such a search. I invite responses. Reclaiming the Christ

Posted on 1stMo. 14, 2020 at 6:52 — 2 Comments

The one true religion in the world: the work of the spirit of God in the souls of humankind

From the Journal of Job Scott (1751-1793): a thumbnail-sketch anticipation of his book-length essay On the Knowledge of the One Lord, the Only True God, which was published posthumously and may be found in his Works, in the Digital Quaker Collection (…

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Posted on 12thMo. 30, 2019 at 1:25 — 2 Comments

David Johnson's 6/23/2019 talk at West Richmond Friends Church, and why I called it "intense"

MIGHT WE BECOME AS OBEDIENT AS JESUS?

On First Day, 6/24/2019, I was privileged to be among the seventeen Friends who heard Australian Friend David Johnson (_A Quaker Prayer Life_, Inner Light Books, 2013; _Jesus, Christ and Servant of God_, Inner Light Books, 2017) lead an intense after-meeting discussion, at West Richmond (IN) Friends Meeting, on what the Gospel of John has to say about the relation of Jesus Christ to God, His _Abba_.

Friend David had us go around the room,…

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Posted on 8thMo. 2, 2019 at 15:29 — 17 Comments

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At 7:23 on 5thMo. 27, 2011, Allistair Lomax said…
Welcome John!
At 23:38 on 5thMo. 3, 2018, Susan R Davis said…

Hello John! I've just joined, too, and I saw that you live in Richmond, Indiana. That's where I live also. Welcome to the site! 

At 0:02 on 5thMo. 4, 2018, John Jeremiah Edminster said…

I'm so glad to meet a NFF member who also lives in Richmond! Susan, you may be the catalyst for my getting more involved in the NFF. I'm just now finishing up my last schoolwork for the spring term - I'm an M. Div. student at Earlham School of Religion, hoping to graduate a year from now, now embarking on a ministry of promoting wider knowledge of the wealth of early Quaker resources available on the internet, and of continuing to build the Quaker Bible Index, begun by Esther Greenleaf Mürer in the 1980s and now under my custody.
     I'm planning to make an eight-day silent retreat from 5/6 to 5/14, and then be back in touch with people, starting with my wife Elizabeth and my two adult children in New York. I'd love to get together with you soon after! You can contact me at john.edminster@gmail.com.

At 2:25 on 5thMo. 7, 2018, Susan R Davis said…

Yes, I would very much like to meet you, too. Have a good trip! My email is shasta4737@aol.com -- it's the best way to contact me. By the way, my cousin Jon Berry attends ESR. Do you know him?

At 12:20 on 8thMo. 1, 2019, Rebecca Hein said…

John, David Johnson of Australia mentioned he spent a very good week with you at Richmond. Is there anything from that visit you would like to share with us?

At 12:23 on 8thMo. 1, 2019, Ellis Hein said…

Sorry, that comment was supposed to be from me rather than from Becky.

At 15:33 on 8thMo. 1, 2019, John Jeremiah Edminster said…

MIGHT WE BECOME AS OBEDIENT AS JESUS?

On 6/23/2019 I was privileged to be among the seventeen Friends who heard Australian Friend David Johnson (_A Quaker Prayer Life_, Inner Light Books, 2013; _Jesus, Christ and Servant of God_, Inner Light Books, 2017) lead an intense after-meeting discussion, at West Richmond (IN) Friends Meeting, on what the Gospel of John has to say about the relation of Jesus Christ to God, His _Abba_.

Friend David had us go around the room, each reading one of the following verses:

John 4:34
John 5:19
John 5:30
John 6:38
John 7:15-16
John 8:26-28
John 14:10
John 14:23-24
John 15:10

The picture that emerged was of Jesus the Man explaining His astonishing ability to do divine works as being rooted in His “having no will but to do the will of Him Who sent Me” (John 6:38), and “to finish His work” (John 4:34). It was clear that, during His years of ministry, Jesus was all the while training, encouraging, and empowering His disciples to act in a similar spirit of unwavering obedience to the divine will. After Jesus’ departure from the earth, David added, the early Church understood this unity with God’s will to be the supreme criterion of its faithfulness. “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave,” exhorted Paul in Philippians 2:5-7 NRSV. The “anointing” that gave members of the early Church this “mind that was in Christ Jesus” empowered them to “abide in the Son and in the Father” (1 John 2:20-24).

It was the great accomplishment of early Friends that they recovered this key understanding of the early Church and found the living Christ empowering then to live up to it.

The question that David bade us consider as we parted, at the end of the hour, was this: _Can I accept the possibility of my being as obedient in all things as was Jesus?_

At 2:25 on 8thMo. 2, 2019, Ellis Hein said…

John, you characterize the discussion at West Richmond Friends Meeting as "intense." Was that because of controversy? because of the depth of the discussion? or what?

At 18:55 on 9thMo. 18, 2019, Rhonda Fuller said…

Hello, John Jeremiah Edminster. It has been a long time since I have spoken in NFF Community. Your post I enjoyed. It was in the 8th month I was reading the Book of John myself. I read Scripture morning and evening, evening being New Testament. I pray the Holy Ghost to guide me and open to me what I am capable of understanding before I read. I'll tell you that I have read the Book of John at least three other times, but not with my prayer. I used to pray that my reading would be profitable; that was like a secular song, nothing of value. When I read Scripture now, the Holy Spirit opens amazing things to me, and one of them was from 8th month reading. I ,too, was aware of Jesus expressing his love repeatedly to the Father in doing His will. And my reaction was similar to yours: I could in no way not do God's will.   

Thank you very much for your post. Rhonda Fuller

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