Epistle from the Yearly Meeting of Friends: Held in Philadelphia, to the Yearly Meeting of Friends, Held in London. Also, an Epistle from the Yearly Meeting of Friends, Held in New York, Addressed to Their Subordinate Meeting

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Էջ 3 - And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it.
Էջ 5 - And beside this giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye, shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our LORD Jesus Christ.
Էջ 3 - But be not ye called Rabbi, for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
Էջ 1 - The entire burden of the one hundred and nineteenth Psalm is a tribute of adoration to Truth as an instrument of Divine purposes. Why was Paul "not ashamed of the gospel of Christ"? Because "it is the power of God unto salvation.
Էջ 3 - The charges brought against us, by our opposers, to injure and invalidate our character as a Christian people, are the same that were preferred against our primitive Friends, and we apprehend upon the same grounds. In that day, those who, like Diotrephes, " loved to have the pre-eminence...
Էջ 2 - Messed doctrines which grow from it as their root, both as they are laid down in the Scriptures of Truth, and in their writings; desiring above all things the growth and advancement of this principle in ourselves, and in the world at large.
Էջ 2 - ... of the love of God and of one another, that these differences did not interrupt the excellent harmony {that existed among them]. In the fundamental principle of the Christian faith, " the light of Christ within, as God's gift for man's salvation," and which, as William Penn* declares, "is Ias1 the root of the goodly tree of doctrines, which grew and branched out from it,
Էջ 1 - We are aware that our opponents have pronounced us infidels and deists ! They have said we have departed from the Christian faith, and renounced the religion of our worthy predecessors in the Truth. Nothing is easier than to make such charges as these ; but in the present case we are happily assured that nothing is harder than to prove them. We are not sensible of any dereliction on our part from the principles laid down by our blessed Lord.
Էջ 5 - Signed by direction, and on behalf of said meeting, by JOHN COMLY, Clerk to the Men's Meeting LUCRETIA MOTT, Clerk to the Women's Meeting.

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