A Journal or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian Experiences and Labour of Love in the Work of the Ministry of That Ancient, Eminent and Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ, George Fox; In Two Volumes Volume 2

A Journal or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian Experiences and Labour of Love in the Work of the Ministry of That Ancient, Eminent and Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ, George Fox; In Two Volumes Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1694 edition. Excerpt: ...was large; for many professors of several sorts were at it, and heard the truth declared with great attention. I tarried amongst friends there next day, and in the night following had a great exercise upon my spirit concerning that loose spirit, that was run out into strife and contention among friends, and had drawn some after it into division and separation; the way, work and end whereof the Lord opened to me: wherefore feeling the motion of life upon me, I got up in the morning and wrote the following epistle to friends: ' My dear friends, Keep your first love in the truth, and power and seed of life in Christ Jesus; for this last night, as I was lying in my bed at Amsterdam, I had a great travail in the holy seed of life and peace, and my spirit was troubled with that spirit of strife and separation. I saw it was a destroying spirit, and did seek not only to get over the seed, but to destroy it, and to eat out the minds of people from it by strife and contention; and under pretence of standing for the ancient truth, its work is to root it out, and destroy the appearance of it to set up itself. And it is a creeping spirit, seeking whom it can get into, and what it cannot do itself, it stirreth up others to do, and setteth up their spirits on float, with the dark wisdom to destroy the simple. And this spirit is managed by the prince of the air, and leadeth some to do such things, which they would have been ashamed to have done as men, which doth unman them; and they would not have suffered them, if they had kept to the tender principle of God, which leadeth to peace. And it is a despising, backbiting, and a secret-whispering spirit, and a sower of dissension, and a taker of advantage of all prejudiced spirits, that are disobedient to their...show more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666402
  • 9781236666406