An Account of the People Called Shakers; Their Faith, Doctrines, and Practice, Exemplified in the Life, Conversations, and Experience of the Author During the Time He Belonged to the Society. to Which Is Affixed a History of Their Rise

An Account of the People Called Shakers; Their Faith, Doctrines, and Practice, Exemplified in the Life, Conversations, and Experience of the Author During the Time He Belonged to the Society. to Which Is Affixed a History of Their Rise

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...third day after I came here, one of the Elders assked me, if I wished to see Elder Ehenezer. I told him I was willing to see him, if he desired it. l accordingly was directed to his room, entered, and took a seat. Now the reader should be informed, that the Elders I had been conversing with, received their gifts, or order, from Elder Ebenezer: (and he receiving, according to their line of order, his directions from Abiathar Babbot, who stood next to the Mother of the church.Each one acting in their gift, or according to the orders, as they received them from their Elders above themThe Mother, according to their faith, receiving her gift, or commiffion, from God; and likewise acting in the gift she received from the ministration, at her electiom) My rccollection at that time, appears to have been deficient. In controdiction to oll otherr-Herein l was wrong, (untill l hope Ishall ever be willing to acknowledge my errorm) See margin of Browtfs Bible, and explanatory notes on th it text. M. Hcnryh exposition. And in the margin of J. Guyse's Bible; and several others mew the faith of the church; and his abilities are such, I am sure he was able to give an account of it. The account I afterwards received from the Elders, and old helievers, agreed with what he first gave me. l then heard nothing of a ministration doctrine, and obedience, as the only means, and way of salvation, any surther than to keep up an outward order in the church. But the doctrine then was, " Each one has the privilege to ' act his own Faith. Do that which you are conscious " is right, and refrain from what you' are conscious is " wrong. A measure of the s irit of God, i: given to all; " and disobedience thereto, is the cause of condemnation. ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689118X
  • 9781236891181