A Brief Statement of the Sufferings of Mary Dyer: Occasioned by the Society Called Shakers

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William S. Spear, 1818 - 35 pages
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Page 28 - Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, .... So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
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Page 28 - ... 4. The world is not one person, but many ; yet all the world sprang from one man, who is therefore considered as the foundation pillar or first father of the human race. But as the first man was not alone in the foundation of the old creation ; so neither did Christ Jesus, in his single person, complete the order in the foundation of the new creation. 5. Had there never been any written account of the foundation of human society, or the constituent order of the world, the world itself would be...
Page 28 - Then firit, as the Church is constituted of mankind, who are anointed with the Holy Spirit, and separated from the world, it follows that man, anointed with the Holy Spirit, was the first foundation pillar of the Church. And second, as the Church is not composed of the man without the woman, but both are united in the Lord by an inseparable bond of spiritual union, it follows of course that such a union and relation sprang from a first man and woman who were thus united. 8. And this man and woman,...
Page 27 - Would it nqt be just and right in a wise and prudent parent, who had planted an apple tree among the trees of his garden, more excellent than the rest, for the express use of his children, to lay them under an entire prohibition from eating or touching that tree, until the fruit was fully ripe ? And would it not he time enough for that prohibition to be taken off when the fruit was ready for use ? 6.
Page 28 - ... anointed with the Holy Spirit, and separated from the world, it follows that man, anointed with the Holy Spirit, was the first foundation pillar of the Church. And second, as the Church is not composed of the man without the woman, but both are united in the Lord by an inseparable bond of spiritual union, it follows of course that such a union and relation sprang from a first man and woman who were thus united. 8. And this man and woman, united in the bond of an everlasting covenant, and anointed...
Page 28 - ... and personally known or not, yet, by the spirit of harmony and union flowing through the anointed, there is a relative knowledge of their nature and union; as much as the world relatively know, by experience, the nature and union of their first foundation pillars, or parentage, whose image they bear. 9. And as the order in the foundation of the old creation could not be complete by the first man without the first woman; so the order in the foundation of the new creation could not be complete...
Page 29 - ... were thus united. 8. And this man and woman, united in the bond of an everlasting covenant, and anointed with the same spirit, must be the foundation pillars of all who are thus united by the same anointing. And whether they are immediately and personally known or not, yet, by the spirit of harmony and union flowing through the anointed, there is a relative knowledge of their nature and union ; as much as the world relatively know, by experience, the nature and union of their first foundation...
Page 28 - Nor could any spiritual union and relation exist in order, between the sexes, until the woman was raised up, in her appointed season, to complete the order in the foundation of the new creation, for the redemption of both man and woman.
Page 26 - Harvey, and made solemn oath that the above deposition, by him subscribed, is true. Before me, IRA YOUNG, Justice of the Peace, Deposition of Richard I.

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