The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other Writings of Members of the Religious Society of Friends, Volume 5

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William Evans
Joseph Rakestraw, 1841 - Quakers
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Page 46 - But now after ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? Ye observe days and months, and times and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
Page 333 - As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God ; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth.
Page 462 - oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind ; neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. It is
Page 13 - And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, &c. And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit, and I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth,
Page 126 - and whosoever hateth his brother, is a murderer; and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." And it is not to be supposed that they kill one another in love: for murder is not the effect of love and brotherlykindness ; but of malice, envy and revenge.
Page 129 - thee in the night, yea, with our spirits within us will we seek thee early : for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness." Part with all, my dear friends, that is for judgment : let him arise in your hearts, that his and your enemies may be
Page 462 - joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me ; my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame. I was a father to the poor ; and the cause which I knew not I searched out.
Page 452 - in Prov. xxix. 1 ; He that being often reproved, hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. And Heb. vi. 7, 8 ; For the earth that drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is
Page 445 - God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we arc the children of God.
Page 452 - Heb. vi. 7, 8 ; For the earth that drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God : but that which beareth thorns and briars is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing: whose end is to be burned.

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