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LetterNot To Trust In UncertainRiches
      Not To Trust In Uncertain Riches (1669) All Friends, be ye as strangers to all things visible and created, but be aquatinted with the Creator, your maker, the Lord God Almighty; for outward things are not durable riches, nor durable substance, nor durable habitations, for they have wings and will fly away; and so therefore be as pilgrims and str ...read
LetterO Friends! Keep Close to the Light
       O Friends! Keep Close To The Light (1652) O Friends! keep close to the light in you, and do not look forth at words that proceed from a vain and light mind; but at the power of word. for the words of God, that proceed from him, are powerful and mighty in operation, to the throwing down of all the strong holds of the man of sin. The Lord is com ...read
LetterPraise, Honor, and Glory Be To the Lord
       Upon the of the First Month, 1650, I Felt The Power Of The Lord to Spread Over All The World In Praise. Praise, honour, and glory be to the Lord of heaven and earth! Lord of peace, Lord of joy! thy countenance maketh my heart glad. Lord of glory, Lord of mercy, Lord of strength, Lord of life, and of power over death, and Lord of lords, and Kin ...read
LetterSing and Rejoice
       Sing And Rejoice (1663) Sing and rejoice, ye children of the day and of the light; for the Lord is at work in this thick night of darkness that may be felt. And truth doth flourish as the rose, and the lilies do grow among the thorns, and the plants atop of the hills. And upon them the lambs do skip and play. And never heed the tempests nor th ...read
ArticleSome Principles of the Elect People of God called Quakers
       SOME PRINCIPLES OF THE Elect People of God Who in Scorn are called QUAKERS, For all People throughout all Christendome to Read over, and thereby their own States to Consider. By GEORGE FOX. LONDON, Printed for Robert Wilson, 1661. Some PRINCIPLES of the Elect People of God, who in Scorn are Called QUAKERS, &c. A Salut ...read
LetterThat Which is Set Up by the Sword
       That Which Is Set Up By The Sword (1652) Friends, - that which is set up by the sword, is held up by the sword; and that which is set up by spiritual weapons, is held up by spiritual weapons, and not by carnal weapons. The peacemaker hath the kingdom, and is in it; and hath dominion over the peace-breaker, to calm him in the power of God. ...read
LetterThat With The Light, They May See Their Salvation
       An Epistle To Friends, That With The Light They May See Their Salvation. (1655) Friends, - All to the light, which Jesus Christ hath enlightened you withal, take heed, that with the light of Christ, the saviour of your souls, ye may all come to see and enjoy rest; and the new covenant ye may all witness, where ye need no man to teach you, sayi ...read
LetterThe Children of the Devil, How Expert They Are In Evil
      The Children of the Devil, How Expert They Are in Evil (1650) Friends, - the children of the devil, how expert they are in evil, in all deceit in his kingdom; and yet they may speak of the things of God: but no vulturous eye or venomous beast ever trod in the steps of the just, thought they may talk of the way. For who have their conversation in ...read
LetterThe Saints' Weapons Are Spiritual
       The Saints' Weapons Are Spiritual, That The Blessing Of God May Come Upon All Men (1655) We are not against any man, but desire that the blessing of the Lord may come upon all men, and that which brings the curse may be destroyed; and in patience do we wait for that, and with spiritual weapons against it do we wrestle, and not against any man ...read
LetterThe Sealed Epistle of George Fox
      A sealed epistle written by George Fox with the inscription "not to be opened before the time" was found among his belongings soon after his death in the winter of 1690/91. The sealed epistle was read at the ensuing London Yearly Meeting, which printed and distributed it for the edification and comfort of Friends worldwide. The sealed epistle has ...read
LetterTo Friends at Dantzic
       To Friends at Dantzic (1676) Dear Friends, - In the love of God,and the Lord Jesus Christ, look above all your outward sufferings, and him that is out of truth, that makes you to suffer; and let nothing separate you form the love of God which you have in Christ Jesus, by whom all things were made: I say, let not the birth of the flesh, with al ...read
LetterTo Friends Beyond the Sea, That Have Blacks and Indian Slaves
       To Friends Beyond The Sea, That Have Blacks And Indian Slaves (1657) Dear Friends, - I was moved to write these things to you in all those plantations. God, that made the world, and all things therein, giveth life and breath to all, and they all have their life and moving, and their being in him, he is the God of the spirits of the flesh, and ...read
LetterTo Friends In America, Concerning Their Negroes and Indians
       To Friends In American, Concerning Their Negroes, and Indians (1679) All Friends, everywhere, that have Indians or blacks, you are to preach the gospel to them, and other servants, if you be true Christians; for the gospel of salvation was to be preached to every creature under heaven; Christ commands it to his disciples, "Go and teach all na ...read
LetterTo Friends In Bristol, In The Time Of Suffering
       To Friends In Bristol, In The Time Of Suffering (1670) Dear friends, now is the the time for you to stand; therefore put on the whole armour of God, from the crown of the head to the soles of your feet, that you may stand in the possession of life: and you that have been public men, and formerly did travel abroad, mind to keep up your testimon ...read
LetterTo Friends in the Ministry
      Friends, Dwell in the power of life and wisdom, and dread of the Lord of life, and of heaven and earth, that you may be preserved in the wisdom of God over all, and be a terror and a dread to all the adversaries of God, answering that of God in them all, spreading the truth abroad, awakening the witness, confounding the deceit, gathering up ...read
LetterTo Friends In The Ministry In Pennsylvania and New Jersey
       To Friends In The Ministry In Pennsylvania and New Jersey (1685) Dear Friends, - With my love to you all, and all the rest of Friends; I was glad to hear from you; but you gave me no account of the increase of truth amongst you, nor what meetings you have had amongst the Indian kings and their people abroad in the countries, and of your visiti ...read
LetterTo Friends, Captives At Macqueness
       To Friends, Captive At Macqueness (1690) Dear Friends, with my love to you all in the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom you have life and salvation, and rest and peace with God; and the Lord God Almighty with his eternal arm and power uphold and preserve you in Christ, in whom you have rest and peace, though in the world troubles; and though you be i ...read
LetterTo Friends, Concerning The Light
       To Friends, Concerning The Light (1653) To all Friends everywhere, scattered abroad: in the light dwell which comes from Christ, that with it ye may see Christ your saviour; that ye may grow up in him. For they who are in him, are new creatures; and "old things are passed away and all things become new." And who are in him, are led by the Sp ...read
LetterTo His Parents
       To His Parents (1652) Dear father and mother in the flesh, but not of that birth which speaks to you: for like to that which doth beget, is that which is begotten. Praises, praises be given to my heavenly Father, who hath begotten me again by the immortal word. To that of God in you both I speak, to beseech you both for the Lord's sake, ...read
LetterTo Suffering Friends In Prison At Bristol
       To Suffering Friends In Prison At Bristol (1683) Dear Friends, - With my love to all the prisoners and the faithful, as though I names them. It is the time now for all the faithful to keep in Christ their sanctuary, in whom you have all peace, rest, life, and salvation, and by the testimony of Jesus, and the blood of the Lamb, whose names are ...read

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