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ArticleConcerning the Substance of our Religion who are called Quakers
      CONCERNING THE SUM OR SUBSTANCE OF OUR RELIGION WHO ARE CALLED QUAKERS AND THE EXERCISES AND TRAVAILS OF OUR SPIRITS THEREIN [no date] THIS is the sum or substance of our religion; to wit, to feel and discern the two seeds: the seed of enmity, the seed of love; the seed of the flesh, the seed of the Spirit; the seed of Hagar, the seed of Sara ...read
ArticleConcerning the Times and Seasons, Both Which Have Been, and are Yet to be
       CONCERNING THE TIMES AND SEASONS B OTH WHICH HAVE B EEN, AND WHICH ARE YET TO B E [1679] W HEN God made man in his own image, placing him in paradise, and giving him dominion over the works of his hands; then was a time of great joy to Adam and Eve, and should have still been so to them, and all mankind, had they continued in the state ...read
ArticleConcerning the worship of the Living God, which He teacheth &c.
      CONCERNING THE WORSHIP OF THE LIVING GOD, WHICH HE TEACHETH ISRAEL, HIS PEOPLE, WHO KNOW HIM TO BE THE ONLY TRUE GOD, AND THE WORSHIP WHICH HE TEACHETH THEM, TO BE THE ONLY TRUE, SPIRITUAL WORSHIP. WITH SOME QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS RELATING TO CONVERSION, AND TO TENDERNESS OF CONSCIENCE. [date not known] BECAUSE the worship of God is a weighty ...read
ArticleConsideration of a Position conc. the Book of Common Prayer
      THE CONSIDERATION OF A POSITION CONCERNING THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AS ALSO OF SOME PARTICULARS HELD FORTH FOR TRUTHS, BY ONE EDMUND ELLIS, STYLED A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST WITH A WARNING OF TENDER BOWELS TO THE RULERS, TEACHERS, AND PEOPLE OF THIS NATION, CONCERNING THEIR CHURCH AND MINISTRY LIKEWISE A few Words concerni ...read
ArticleEpistles to Friends
       EPISTLES TO FRIENDS T O F RIENDS IN AND ABOUT THE T WO C HALFONTS D EAR F RIENDS . Y E have a deep place in my heart, and my cries are to the Lord for you, that ye may live to him, and find his life springing up and abounding in you. What is it to have a distinct name, or distinct meetings from the world, unless the power of the Lord ...read
ArticleExperiences Concerning God's Way, Truth, Church, and People
       SOME EXPERIENCES W HICH IT HATH PLEASED THE L ORD TO GIVE ME, CONCERNING HIS WAY, HIS T RUTH, HIS C HURCH AND P EOPLE, AGAINST WHOM THE G ATES OF H ELL CANNOT PREVAIL First, I T hath pleased the Lord to manifest to me, that there is a light wherewith he (in his tender mercy, love, and good-will) enlighteneth mankind. This light I have ...read
ArticleExperiences Concerning Things Relating to God's Everlasting Kingdom
       A FEW EXPERIENCES CONCERNING SOME OF THE WEIGHTY THINGS RELATING TO GOD'S EVERLASTING KINGDOM GIVEN FORTH IN TRUE AND TENDER LOVE FOR THE HELP OF ANY SUCH OF THE RACE OF THE TRUE TRAVELLERS AS MAY STAND IN NEED THEREOF BY ISAAC PENINGTON [1671, published posthumously] A FEW EXPERIENCES, &C. I. A Faithful Testimony c ...read
LetterLETTER - To George Fox
      DEAR G. F., I feel the tender mercy of the Lord, and some portion of that brokenness, fear, and humility which I have long waited for, and breathed after. I feel unity with, and strength from, the body: oh! blessed be the Lord, who hath fitted and restored me, and brought up my life from the grave. I feel a high esteem and dear love to thee, who ...read
LetterLETTER - To his father
      TO HIS FATHER* AH! DEAR FATHER, Why dost thou so often give me occasion of mourning before the Lord, on account of hard and unrighteous charges from thee! How often have I solemnly professed, that there was never any desire in me, or endeavor used by me, to draw thee to this way [of religious profession]. All that is in my soul is this, that thou ...read
LetterLETTER - To King Charles II
      O KING, The Lord God of heaven and earth is mighty, who hath often and greatly shaken this nation already: and this I have observed, that the seeming settlements, which hitherto have been, since the Lord began to shake, have been but preparative to a further shaking and dissettling. O! happy wert thou, if thou couldst wait for, and receive, su ...read
LetterLETTER - To Thomas Ellwood
      DEAR THOMAS, Great hath been the Lord's goodness to thee, in calling thee out of that path of vanity, and death, wherein thou wast running toward destruction; to give thee a living name, and an inheritance of life, among his people: which certainly will be the end of thy faith in Him, and obedience to Him. And let it not be a light thing in thi ...read
ArticleLife and Immortality Brought to Light Through the Gospel
       LIFE AND IMMORTALITY BROUGHT TO LIGHT THROUGH THE GOSPEL BEING A TRUE DISCOVERY OF THE NATURE AND GROUND OF THE RELIGION AND KINGDOM OF C HRIST IN SEVERAL WEIGHTY QUERIES PROPOUNDED; AND OTHER SERIOUS MATTERS TREATED OF, HIGHLY IMPORTING THE ETERNAL SALVATION OF SOULS Written by ISAAC PENINGTON IN THE TIME OF HIS IMPRISON ...read
ArticleNaked Truth, or truth nakedly Manifesting itself
      NAKED TRUTH OR TRUTH NAKEDLY MANIFESTING ITSELF IN SEVERAL PARTICULARS FOR THE REMOVING OF HINDRANCES OUT OF THE WAY OF THE SIMPLE-HEARTED THAT THEY MAY COME TO TRUE KNOWLEDGE, LIFE, LIBERTY, PEACE, AND JOY IN THE LORD, THROUGH THE VIRTUE AND POWER OF HIS PRECIOUS TRUTH REVEALED AND WORKING IN THEM GIVEN FORTH BY WAY OF QUESTION AND ANSWER W ...read
ArticleObservations on some passages of Lodowick Muggleton
      OBSERVATIONS On some Passages of Lodowick Muggleton In his Interpretation of the 11th Chapter of the Revelations As also on some Passages in that Book of his, styled, The Neck of the Quakers Broken and in his Letter to Thomas Taylor Whereby it may appear what spirit he is of and what god his Commission is from Whereunto is added A brief Acco ...read
ArticleOf the Church in its pure, declining, and declined state, and recovery
      OF THE CHURCH IN ITS FIRST AND PURE STATE, IN ITS DECLINING STATE, IN ITS DECLINED STATE, AND IN ITS RECOVERY WITH THE WAY OF SALVATION IN THE COVENANT OF LIFE OPENED, AND SOME STUMBLING-BLOCKS REMOVED OUT OF THE WAY OF THE SIMPLE-HEARTED LIKEWISE SOME QUERIES CONCERNING THE NEW COVENANT WITH AN EXHORTATION TO ALL PEOPLE, BUT MORE ESPECIALLY ...read
ArticleOne more tender Visitation to the Men of this Generation
      ONE MORE TENDER VISITATION TO THE MEN OF THIS GENERATION SENT TO THEM IN BOWELS OF LOVE AND TENDER COMPASSION BEFORE THEIR DAY BE OVER [1666] Oh that those who read this might read with a right understanding, and have a true sense of what is here proposed for the good of their souls! IF there be a God, and if this God hath let down a princip ...read
ArticleSome Considerations concerning the state of Things, &c.
      SOME CONSIDERATIONS Concerning the State of Things relating to what hath been, now is, and shortly is to come to pass; warning all People to look about them, and to wait on the LORD for the unerring Light of his Spirit, that they may know the Times and Seasons, and the Work which GOD is now about in the World, which is Great and Wonderful; and so ...read
ArticleSome Considerations proposed to the City of London, &c.
      SOME CONSIDERATIONS Proposed to the City of LONDON, and the nation of ENGLAND, to calm their spirits, and prepare them to wait for what the LORD is bringing about, that they may not run headily into their ruin and destruction; and, by this extraordinary heat of their spirits, kindle that Fire which will soon devour them: with a short exhortation t ...read
ArticleSome Considerations proposed to the distracted Nation of England
      SOME CONSIDERATIONS Proposed to the distracted nation of England, concerning the present design and work of God therein; upon their submitting whereto doth their settlement alone depend, and not upon any Form of Government, or change of Governors, as that spirit which seeketh their ruin tempteth them to believe. [1659] 1. THAT God, in great merc ...read
ArticleSome Deep Considerations Concerning the State of Israel
      SOME DEEP CONSIDERATIONS CONCERNING THE STATE OF ISRAEL PAST, PRESENT, AND TO COME WITH SOME QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS CONCERNING UNITY [no date] MANY deep considerations have been upon my heart concerning the state of Israel, both past, present, and to come; some of which I find drawings to communicate; together with some QUESTIONS and ANSWE ...read

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