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Archive for October 19th, 2014

Modernity is in grave danger of having:

Wesleyan Methodists who are not methodical,

Quakers who no longer quake,

Pilgrim Holiness who are not on the journey,

Bible Methodists who are not Biblical and

God’s Missionaries who lack a vision for the church’s mission.  

– eab, 11/12/07

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You may not like the Narrow Way,

It may not suite your “taste.”

But if heaven is your real goal

Take the Narrow Way – with haste.

– eab, 10/16/12

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ON THIS DATE

John Woolman, probably America’s best known Quaker, was born 10/19/1720 at Roncocas, NJ.  He lived a simple life, ran a shop using part of its proceeds to support his views. He traveled widely (for his day – a good bit on foot) lecturing on the rights of the Negro (was also concerned for the Indian).  His Journal (kept 1756-1772) is a masterpiece of unadorned prose included in older Literature texts.  That Journal and his life influencing 19th century abolitionists. 

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…the standard of pure righteousness is not lifted up to the people by us, as a society, in that clearness which it might have been… 

 

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