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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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“I heard a Voice which said, There is one, even Christ Jesus, that can speak to thy Condition; and, when I heard it, my Heart did leap for Joy” – George Fox

“The Lord showed me, so that I did see clearly, that he did not dwell in these temples which men had commanded and set up, but in people’s hearts… his people were his temple, and he dwelt in them.”   – George Fox

 

 

George Fox was born this date, 7/19/1624, at Fenny Drayton (Drayton in the Clay) Leicestershire, England.   He founded of the Society of Friends, called Quakers by some.   Fox died 1/13/1691 at London.   His Journal was published (edited edition) in 1694.

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October 27 – “International Religious Freedom Day.”

On this day Michael Servetus (1553), a Spanish physician/theologian who was accused “convicted” and condemned for heresy and blasphemy (promulgating anti-Trinitarian ideas) was burned at the stake at Geneva Switzerland.  God is Triune but not believing that does give a man the right to put to one to death.  That goes for John Calvin (and his crew) in Geneva.

Also on this date two Quakers (Society of Friends), William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson, were hung (1659).  It was not Geneva this time – it was our own Massachusetts.  (They were two of the four Quakers hung on Boston Common, William Leddra and Mary Dyer are the other two.)  The Puritans had a right to believe as they believed but so did the Quakers.  No man has a right to take another’s life and that includes American religionists – ancient and modern.

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An Englishman named George Boone on this date, 10/10/1717, arrived with his family at Philadelphia, PA.  They were Quakers (Society of Friends) arriving at the “capital” of American “Quakerism.”  They had departed from England (Devon) on August 17th

His son, Squire Boone and Sarah Morgan’s marriage was “decently accomplished” by Quaker ceremony the seventh month, twenty-third day in 1720 (7/23/1720).  Their sixth son, Daniel, was the famous “Daniel Boone,” born 11/2/1734. 

Daniel was so successive in understanding Indians because of his grandparents and parents’ Quaker faith.  Friends (Quakers) treated Indians fairly and traded with them and thus Daniel got to learn Indian ways from peaceful Pennsylvania Red men.

It is sadly true that Daniel killed his share of Indians but sources will show that he did not enjoy this carnage and that he also saved Indian life.  This all started 10/10/1717 – ought to be easy to remember 10, 10, 17, 17.

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