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ArticleThe Court of Boston, to make that Law of Banishment &c.
      AN EXAMINATION OF THE GROUNDS OR CAUSES WHICH ARE SAID TO INDUCE THE COURT OF BOSTON IN NEW ENGLAND TO MAKE THAT ORDER OR LAW OF BANISHMENT, UPON PAIN OF DEATH, AGAINST THE QUAKERS AS ALSO OF THE GROUNDS AND CONSIDERATIONS BY THEM PRODUCED, TO MANIFEST THE WARRANTABLENESS AND JUSTNESS BOTH OF THEIR MAKING AND EXECUTING THE SAME; WHICH THE ...read
ArticleThe Everlasting Gospel and its blessed Effects Testified to
      THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THE BLESSED EFFECTS THEREOF, TESTIFIED TO FROM EXPERIENCE [1678] "The darkness is past, and the true light now shineth." 1 John 2:8. "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee: for behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the ...read
ArticleThe Flesh and Blood of Christ in the Mystery, and in the Outward
      THE FLESH AND BLOOD OF CHRIST IN THE MYSTERY AND IN THE OUTWARD BRIEFLY, PLAINLY, AND UPRIGHTLY ACKNOWLEDGED AND TESTIFIED TO, FOR THE SATISFACTION AND BENEFIT OF THE TENDER-HEARTED, WHO DESIRE TO EXPERIENCE THE QUICKENING, HEALING, AND CLEANSING VIRTUE OF IT WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT CONCERNING THE PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS, IN REFERENCE BOTH TO PRI ...read
ArticleThe Holy Truth and People Defended, in answer to a letter, &c.
      THE HOLY TRUTH AND PEOPLE DEFENDED AND SOME OF THE WEAPONS AND STRENGTH OF THE POWER OF DARKNESS, BROKEN AND SCATTERED BY THE LIGHT AND POWER OF TRUTH IN AN ANSWER TO THE Chief Passages in a LETTER, written to me, and replied to by me, before my Imprisonment in this Place Where I have been a Prisoner above a Year and a Half, without an ...read
ArticleThe Jew outward: being a Glass for the Professors of this Age
      THE JEW OUTWARD BEING A GLASS FOR THE PROFESSORS OF THIS AGE WHEREIN IF THEY READ WITH MEEKNESS, AND IN THE TRUE LIGHT, SUCH OF THEM AS HAVE NOT OVERSLIPPED THE DAY OF THEIR VISITATION, MAY SEE THEIR OWN SPIRITS, TO THEIR OWN EVERLASTING ADVANTAGE AND COMFORT, BY LEARNING SUBJECTION TO THAT WHICH HATH POWER IN IT TO DESTROY THE EVIL SPIRIT IN ...read
ArticleThe New Covenant . . . distinguished from the Old
      THE NEW COVENANT OF THE GOSPEL DISTINGUISHED FROM THE OLD COVENANT OF THE LAW AND THE REST OR SABBATH OF BELIEVERS, FROM THE REST OR SABBATH OF THE JEWS; WHICH DIFFER AS MUCH FROM EACH OTHER AS THE SIGN AND SHADOW DOTH FROM THE THING SIGNIFIED AND SHADOWED OUT IN ANSWER TO SOME QUERIES OF W. SALTER'S, TENDING TO ENFORCE UPON CHRISTIANS THE ...read
ArticleThe Root of Popery struck at
      THE ROOT OF POPERY STRUCK AT AND THE TRUE ANCIENT APOSTOLIC FOUNDATION DISCOVERED IN SOME PROPOSITIONS TO THE PAPISTS CONCERNING FALLIBILITY AND INFALLIBILITY WHICH CUT DOWN THE UNCERTAIN, AND MANIFEST THE CERTAIN WAY OF RECEIVING AND GROWING UP INTO THE TRUTH ALSO Some CONSIDERATIONS concerning the True and False CHURCH and MINISTRY, ...read
ArticleThe scattered Sheep sought after
      THE SCATTERED SHEEP SOUGHT AFTER FIRST: In a LAMENTATION over the General Loss of the powerful PRESENCE OF GOD in his People since the Days of the APOSTLES; with a particular Bewailing of the Withering and Death of those precious Buddings-forth of Life, which appeared in many at the Beginning of the late Troubles in these Nations; with the prope ...read
ArticleThe Seed of God, and of His Kingdom Treated and Testified of
       THE SEED OF GOD AND OF HIS KINGDOM TREATED AND TESTIFIED OF ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES OF TRUTH AND ACCORDING TO TRUE EXPERIENCE FELT IN THE HEART FROM THE GOD OF TRUTH B Y ISAAC PENINGTON "The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard-seed, which a man took and sowed in his field. Which indeed is the least of all ...read
ArticleThe Way of Life and Death made manifest, and set before men
       THE PREFACE MY soul hath still in remembrance the grievous shakings and rendings that have been in this nation, which entered deep into the bowels of it, and made every heart ache, and every mind astonished. This nation was settled in religion and outward peace, in such a way as was pleasing to most; but yet there was a spirit within, which had ...read
ArticleThree Queries Propounded to the King and Parliament
      THREE QUERIES PROPOUNDED TO THE KING AND PARLIAMENT IN THE FEAR OF THE MOST HIGH, AND IN THE TENDER LOVE OF MY SOUL TO THEM [no date] PREFACE THE main thing conducible towards man's safety and happiness, is to see things aright; and he that seeth aright, must see with a right eye. There is an eye which cannot see the things of God; there i ...read
ArticleTo all Such as Complain they Want Power
      TO ALL SUCH AS COMPLAIN THAT THEY WANT POWER NOT APPLYING THEMSELVES TO YIELD SUBJECTION TO WHAT OF GOD IS MADE MANIFEST IN THEM, UPON A PRETENCE OF WAITING FOR POWER SO TO DO [1661] THE Lord God of eternal power, who made man in his own image, he stretcheth forth his arm to save and redeem his lost creature; it is his power alone that effecte ...read
ArticleTo Friends in England, Ireland, Scotland, Holland, &c.
      TO FRIENDS IN ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND, HOLLAND, NEW ENGLAND, BARBADOES, OR ANYWHERE ELSE, WHERE THE LORD GOD SHALL ORDER THIS TO COME, IN THE TENDER SPIRIT OF LIFE AND LOVE, GREETING [1666] O FRIENDS! IN the pure love of God, and fresh breath of his living Spirit, is it now on my heart to write unto you, in fear, in tenderness, in meltings, ...read
ArticleTo Such as are not satisfied with a Profession, without the true Life
      TO SUCH AS ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH A PROFESSION WITHOUT THE TRUE LIFE AND POWER BUT HAVE SINCERE DESIRES IN THEIR HEARTS AFTER THE LORD HIMSELF, AND A WILLINGNESS TO BE ACQUAINTED WITH HIS PURE LIVING TRUTH, AND WITH THE SOUL'S TRUE GUIDE AND LEADER; THIS EXPERIENCE IS IN MY HEART TO EXPRESS UNTO YOU, WHICH WE HAVE ALL ALONG WITNESSED IN OUR TRA ...read
ArticleTo the Army
      TO THE ARMY [no date] FRIENDS, Do ye not see how often ye have been betrayed? The Lord hath done great things for you, and by you, and put great opportunities into your hands: but still they have been lost, his work fallen to the ground, and his name become a reproach over all the earth, through your means. Oh! be abased before the Lord, and lie ...read
ArticleTo the Jews Natural, and to the Jews Spiritual
      TO THE JEWS NATURAL AND TO THE JEWS SPIRITUAL WITH A FEW WORDS TO ENGLAND, MY NATIVE COUNTRY WHEREUNTO ARE ADDED THREE QUERIES TOUCHING THE RIVER AND CITY OF GOD, AND THE PURE STILLNESS WHEREIN GOD IS KNOWN AND EXALTED AS ALSO SOME QUESTIONS ANSWERED CONCERNING THE TRUE CHURCH, MINISTRY, AND MAINTENANCE UNDER THE GOSPEL AND LIKEWISE ABOUT ...read
ArticleTo the Parliament, the Army
      To the Parliament, the Army, and all the Well-affected in the Nation, who have been faithful to the Good Old Cause [1659] THAT there hath been a backsliding and turning aside from the GOOD OLD CAUSE even by the army (who formerly were glorious Instruments in the hand of God) hath been lately confessed, and that they have cause, and desire to ta ...read
ArticleWhere is the Wise, where is the Scribe? &c.
      WHERE IS THE WISE? Where is the Scribe? Where is the Disputer of this World? Hath not God made foolish the Wisdom of this World? 1 Cor. 1:20 [1660] THESE have always been the enemies and opposers of truth, and setters-up of false images thereof in all ages; the wise, the learned, the great disputants. To these truth has still been mean and conte ...read

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