Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
Posted on 8th mo. 17, 2013 at 5:41pm 9 Comments 0 Likes
Separations and views of atonement.
If I could frame a question on this topic, it would be "what needs to be addressed in order for a single Quaker meeting to have differing views of the atonement?" The second question would be "what goals for a meeting are implicit in each view of the atonement."
It would be simpler to say why can’t we all just get along. But the answer to that would probably not help us understand our differences or the solutions that addresses these…Continue
Posted on 1st mo. 27, 2013 at 8:19pm 3 Comments 0 Likes
The purpose of my prior BBQB blogs is to highlight Quaker reliance on Scripture to construct the Quaker practices and Quaker organization. This blog examines “worship” as one of the two words where Quakers failed to follow new covenant teaching because they focused on the plain meaning of scripture in faulty translations.
The study of worship starts with a dictionary definition. Worship as a verb means “to show religious reverence for: to adore or to perform acts of adoration”.…
Posted on 1st mo. 15, 2013 at 11:36am 5 Comments 2 Likes
We modern Quakers are thieves but do not weep. This is unlike Margaret Fell Fox's response to the 28 year old farmer, merchant preacher's, message given before the sermon in her respectable Church of England in 1652. Respectable modern Quakers may object that they are not now in the 38 year old Margaret's position by having stolen a Christian's profession without knowing it needs to be accompanied by a renewing possession of the Spirit of Christ. We modern Quakers frequently quote the…Continue
Posted on 1st mo. 6, 2013 at 8:48pm 2 Comments 0 Likes
Can you identify which of the following quotes are from Quaker sources? Knowing Quaker from non-Quaker writing will determines how we describe ourselves as Quakers. How many of the following 10 quotes can you accurately place in or outside of early Quaker thought?
1 So if it could be proved -as it can not- .... that the Gospels were the fabrication of designing and artful men, that Jesus of Nazareth had never lived, still Christianity would stand firm, and fear no evil. None…
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Lee - That is wonderful! Our first meeting will be at our home in Lodi at 11 am on Feb 3. We had planned a simple soup and bread lunch for noon. We would love to have you. Let me know if you can make it and I will send directions. It is about 1/2 hour north of Ithaca. We have 5 very interested folks so far, 4 from Ithaca and one in Cortland. So as things develop we may decide to move it to Ithaca to be more central.
Do you attend Ithaca Meeting? I look forward to meeting you and hope you can make it out here. If you would need a ride let me know.