A Vindication of the Disciplinary Proceedings of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

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Damrell & Moore, 1852 - Society of Friends - 56 pages
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Page 56 - WHEREFORE laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby : 3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
Page 56 - To Whom coming as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrif1ces, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Page 5 - The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.
Page 24 - Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me : he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me. 7 He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house : he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.
Page 25 - No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life ; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
Page 44 - The preparative to the monthly, the monthly to the quarterly, and the quarterly to the yearly meeting ; so that if at any time the yearly meeting be dissatisfied with the proceedings of any of the said meetings, or the quarterly meeting with the proceedings of any of the monthly meetings, or the monthly meeting with the proceedings of any of the preparative meetings within its limits, such meetings ought with readiness and meekness to render a satisfactory account accordingly...
Page 13 - L2 design of our annual assemblies, in their first constitution, were for a great and weighty oversight and Christian care of the affairs of the churches pertaining to our holy profession and Christian communion ; that good order, true love, unity and concord, may be faithfully followed and maintained among all of us, as a peculiar people, called and chosen out of the world, and the errors and corruptions thereof...
Page 14 - Now the ground of all schisms, divisions or rents in the body is, when as any member assumes another place than is allotted it; or being gone from the life and unity of the body, and losing the sense of it, lets in the murmurer, the eye that watches for evil, and not in holy care over its...
Page 46 - ... of the quarterly meeting. And if a monthly meeting shall refuse to take the advice, and submit to the judgment, of the quarterly meeting, and notwithstanding will not appeal against the determination of the said meeting, to the yearly meeting ; in such case, the quarterly meeting shall be at liberty, either to dissolve such monthly meeting, or to bring the affair before the next or the succeeding yearly meeting.
Page 27 - This is very precious, and of a preserving nature. Yea, in this state, the Lord helpeth and teacheth ; and the soul also, in this state, is fit to receive the help and teachings of the Lord. That which is lifted up and conceited, ready to justify its own way, and condemn even the whole body, is neither fit to be taught by the Lord, nor doth the Lord delight, but rather disdain to teach it. And so, not being taught by him, it must needs be liable to err ; yea, to hearken to that spirit, whose voice...

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