Views of the Society of Friends in Relation to Civil Government

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Էջ 5 - Ye lust, and have not ; ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain ; ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not ; ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Էջ 4 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Էջ 4 - YE have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy : But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you, and persecute you...
Էջ 7 - Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power ? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same : for he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid ; for he beareth not the sword in vain : for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore, ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
Էջ 7 - Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evil doers, and for the praise of them that do well.
Էջ 7 - For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shall have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good.
Էջ 13 - ... a public and zealous advocate of the principles held by Friends; but becoming one of the earliest settlers in Pennsylvania, after residing there about ten years, he was the means of aggravating by a religious schism, the political differences which then agitated that infant colony. He had imbibed notions subversive of all social order, which led him to conduct himself with great disrespect towards the civil authorities in the state; and rendered him dissatisfied also with those wholesome restraints,...
Էջ 14 - Island, the 8th of second month, 1862, by Samuel Boyce, clerk, and presented to me by yourself and associates. Engaged as I am in a great war, I fear it will be difficult for the world to understand how fully I appreciate the principles...
Էջ 11 - ... beg leave to congratulate thy free and peaceable accession to the throne, from whence we observe the queen's excellent declaration, manifesting her care for the good of all her people and therefore doubt not but we her Protestant dissenting subjects shall partake of her royal favour and protection. "We sincerely declare ,that with the assistance of the grace of God, we will always., according to our Christian duty, demonstrate our good affection, truth and fidelity to the queen and her government;...
Էջ 11 - To Queen Anne over England. &c. " May it please the Queen, " We thy peaceable subjects, cannot but be sorrowfully affected with a deep sense of the loss sustained by the death of our late king William the III. whom God made the instrument of much good to these nations ; a prince •who indeed desired to be the common father of his people, and as such did by his great example, as well as precept, endeavour to unite them in interest and affection, and promoted and confirmed a legal liberty to tender...

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