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Gaza and the Passing Light

    In a way that no one could have foreseen, Palestine has become the ‘moral litmus test for the world’ (June Jordan). What does this mean for us as Friends of Truth? It means that the fierce tremor of the inward light is, or ought to be, especially active. More so if we are not to betray the tenderness within that awaits our response. If we are those who are coming to ‘know Christ their teacher, their counsellor, their shepherd to feed them, and their bishop to oversee them and their…

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Added by Blake Jerome Everitt on 6thMo. 2, 2024 at 12:26 — No Comments

Three Questions and The Great Commission

Jesus told his disciples, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations..."

Why make disciples of all nations? Because they have all abandoned the life mankind was created to live. They have abandoned the image of God and instead of living beings, they are lifeless.

So, I am brought back to the Garden and I hear the Voice of the Lord walking in the Garden calling, "Ha-a-dam where are you? Ha-a-dam, where are you?"

Mankind, finding they are naked, have hidden…

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Added by Ellis Hein on 4thMo. 10, 2024 at 3:11 — No Comments

Epistle 78,

I love these first lines. "Friends, in the power and life of God dwell, in unity one with another, that with the life of God ye may answer that of God in every one." We came back to this theme many times during our discussion of the epistle. If we are seeking to reach that seed of God in our adversary we do not take vengeance we do not seek to win arguments. Our aim is to touch something in the other person that causes a Godly response, a quickening of the embryo that has long been buried…

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Added by Ellis Hein on 3rdMo. 20, 2024 at 2:47 — No Comments

Do Nothing For The Lord By Earthly Policy

Ye must do nothing for the Lord by earthly policy, nor trust to that; but wait in the power of the Lord God, and be ordered by that to his glory. Ye will never be right, till then, and that must keep peace among you.

Epistle LXXV (75) is full of Godly wisdom, but this quote jumped out. Do our lives reflect being ordered by the power of the Lord God? are they the products of earthly policy? This and much more filled our more than an hour of discussion on this epistle.…

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Added by Ellis Hein on 2ndMo. 23, 2024 at 14:29 — No Comments

Recording of today's study of the Journal of George Fox

We were a small group this morning. The text, however, that we read and discussed I found to be quite powerful. Fox was just coming out from under a deep, spiritual and physical exercise, which many thought would be the cause of his death. As he was being released from burden of that exercise, he had openings into the heavenly Jerusalem and how those who dwell therein know Christ who is able and "of ability" to bring you up into the state of Adam and Eve before the fall and into a higher…

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Added by Ellis Hein on 2ndMo. 11, 2024 at 3:00 — No Comments

An Epistle During A Time Of Persecution

We met on the 13th via Zoom to read and discuss Fox's Journal. I read from Vol. II, pp 100-104. It was a precious time, but I forgot to start the recording. However, I do want to copy out the letter Fox wrote to encourage Friends to stand faithful. We spent a good share of our time considering what Fox had to say.

My Dear Friends--The seed is above all. In it walk; in which ye all have life. Be not amazed at the weather; for always the just suffered by the unjust, but the…
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Added by Ellis Hein on 1stMo. 14, 2024 at 3:44 — No Comments

What did George Fox mean by "And live in the spirit..."?

Epistle LXXIV

Our discussion on 12/17/23 dwelt for some time on the sentence, "And live in the spirit, in which ye will have unity and peace, and the spiritual weapons, to cut down the spiritual enemies of your peace." There are many Christian groups who claim to make the Holy Spirit central. If you listen to them or read their writings you seldom hear Jesus Christ mentioned as a present influence. It is as though they say, "Jesus did His job some 2,000 years ago. We will see Him…

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Added by Ellis Hein on 12thMo. 19, 2023 at 13:58 — No Comments

Meeting of the George Fox Project Trust

Dear Friends,

You are invited to a meeting of the George Fox Project Trust.

Trustees meet regularly to discuss how we can support the trusts aims of publishing the writings of Early Friends. We welcome attendance from New Foundation workers and supporters.

Our next meeting is on the 15-12-2023 @18:30 GMT.

You can use this link to join:

https://meet.google.com/png-qehy-kfk

Added by Allistair Lomax on 12thMo. 12, 2023 at 22:38 — 2 Comments

Sunday, 11-19-2023

There are times when our meetings go above and beyond the usual. November 19 was such a meeting. We were reading a fairly short Epistle, (LXXIV or 74), but we only got half way through it in our discussion. We will consider the 2nd part in our December meeting. I will not offer a summary but encourage all to follow the link to the recording below.

You can listen to/download the reading and our discussion by going to …

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Added by Ellis Hein on 11thMo. 29, 2023 at 3:47 — No Comments

Our meeting Saturday, 11-11-2023

On Saturday we met to discuss Fox's Journal. We read again the passage beginning "Sound, sound abroad..." and went on from there. Fox finished up his tour in Ireland visiting meetings and discussing the gospel with other people. One discussion concerned election and reprobation. Fox laid out in clear terms how the election is in Christ who was before the world began while the reprobation is in the evil spirit which has been since the world began. 

We read about a fake George Fox,…

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Added by Ellis Hein on 11thMo. 13, 2023 at 3:31 — No Comments

Sound, sound abroad

SOUND, sound abroad, you faithful servants of the Lord, witnesses in his name, faithful servants, prophets of the Highest, and angels of the Lord ! Sound ye all abroad in the world, to the awakening and raising of the dead, that they may be awakened and raised up out of the grave to hear the voice that, is living. For the dead have long heard the dead, and the blind have long wandered among the blind, and the deaf amongst the deaf. Therefore sound, sound, ye…

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Added by Ellis Hein on 10thMo. 16, 2023 at 13:01 — No Comments

Experience the life and power of God within yourselves

Epistle LXVIII.

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…

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Added by Ellis Hein on 6thMo. 22, 2023 at 2:23 — 5 Comments

Fundraiser for Marvin Michelo

Marvin Michelo is a young Quaker minister, in the true sense of the word, in Zambia.  You can read a brief description of his need, his call to proclaim the gospel preached by George Fox and early Friends, and make a donation by going to https://gofund.me/d3e6c8df. Thank you for prayerfully considering this opportunity to extend a helping hand to Marvin.

Added by Ellis Hein on 2ndMo. 6, 2023 at 4:32 — No Comments

Praise for the NFF's new publication, the Sermons of Stephen Crisp

With the publication of these sermons, the "library" of Quaker classics readily available to the reading public gains a completeness it had previously lacked. Oh, we'd had the writings of George Fox, Isaac Penington, James Nayler, Robert Barclay, and William Penn in print; but none of these had fully penetrated the armor of my complacent world-view until I'd read Stephen Crisp's Sermon No. 14, "The Kingdom of God Within," made available by the NFF a generation ago, and been struck by Crisp's…

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Added by John Jeremiah Edminster on 12thMo. 9, 2022 at 14:19 — No Comments

New Website for NFF literature, books and downloadable material

Our new website, https://nffquaker.com/, is now live. Please take a moment to visit. We have a selection of books and an expanding selection of items for download. There is a small charge for each download. There is also a blog page. Feel free to subscribe to our emails by leaving your email address, (see the bottom of the home page). If you subscribe, you will receive periodic updates regarding the site, you will receive notice of new…

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Added by Ellis Hein on 11thMo. 8, 2022 at 13:11 — No Comments

George Fox and Shakespeare per Walt Whitman

Excerpt from November Boughs: "Strange as it may sound, Shakespeare and George Fox (think of them! compare them!) were born and bred of similar stock, in much the same surroundings and station in life - from the same England - and at a similar period." Mulling over this observation of Whitman's, I think on their lack of formal education  - Shakespeare had "little Latin, less Greek" after all. Both used language in ways that seem to defy formal conventions but yet with considerable power,…

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Added by Peter Glass on 9thMo. 19, 2022 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Salvation: Do We Know What It Means?

The following excerpt from Lewis Benson's Six Disciple Church Lectures details some of the changes that have come about in the concept of salvation. Today we still use words like forgiveness, sanctification, justification, the cross, etc., but our understanding of those words are not the same as when used by the writers of the New Testament or the preachers of the gospel in the days of the early church. The full text of Lewis Benson's Disciple Church Lectures will be available for download…

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Added by Ellis Hein on 8thMo. 29, 2022 at 12:39 — No Comments

Announcing the DQC-QBI Kit

   I think my presentation yesterday about the Digital Quaker Collection and the Quaker Bible Index went well. Then I went home and made up a kind of "kit" out of it, that any Friend (with some familiarity with using the DQC and the QBI) is welcome to use to make a similar presentation at their own Meeting. Here it is:

   My approximately 45-minute hybrid presentation at West Richmond Friends Meeting began with an account of how I found the “Browse by Author” utility in Earlham School of…

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Added by John Jeremiah Edminster on 5thMo. 9, 2022 at 18:12 — No Comments

spammer at work

My apologies to all who have received a comment added to their profile from one A. Maris. Earlier, I admitted into membership someone representing herself as Christina Florand. Immediately, said Christina's profile became A. Maris and people began getting this comment: "How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express…

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Added by Ellis Hein on 5thMo. 3, 2022 at 3:01 — No Comments

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