Friends Intelligencer Volume 14

Friends Intelligencer Volume 14

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...tongue only, but in deed and in truth; and that they should be preserved by that love in uniformity and unity among themselves; and also be loving and kind to al men as occasion might offer; and evince the same, by doing them good, and never any harm. These qualifications I had deemed suflicient to demonstrate such to be the children of God; brought forth in his image, righteousness and true holiness, in the mind, or inner man. The meeting being set, they had first a time of silence, waiting upon God (as I did believe and practice) for the renewing and strengthening of their minds; and after that, they proceeded upon the business of the day. And so it happened at that time, that a matter of great mmqent among them was debated, and notwithout some warmth on both sides; but the zeal of both did not arise from the same root. It was concerning the manner and essence of their Discipline, which a sect among them had opposed, from the time of the first proposal of of any Discipline among them as a Society. The debates arising pretty high, ' and they observing me to be there, and most of them, I doubt not, having heard I seemed to favor their way, and being cautious lest I should take offence, from their debates, not knowing the state of the case, or, perhaps not qualified to judge in matters so foreign to me, some of them, prudently put that friend who had introduced me, upon an inoffensive way to procure my absence; and accordingly he called me aside into an outer room, oiIering to discourse on some foreign subject. But as my mind in time of silence in the meeting, had been comforted in the life of Truth, I remained under the sense of it; having taken little other notice of what had passed in point of argument, than in what spirit they...show more

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  • Paperback | 662 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,161g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742486
  • 9781236742483