An Address to the Members of the Society of Friends: Commonly Called Quakers : who Collectively Constitute the Quarterly Meeting of the Province of Ulster
John Jones, 1821 - 73 páginas
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Página 5 - And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him. Ye shall not respect persons in judgment ; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great : ye shall not be afraid of the face of man ; for the judgment is God's : and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
Página 4 - Saviour most rightly and clearly distin finished and determined this case, when he told the Jews, " that they were his mother, his brethren, and sisters, who did the will of his Father.
Página 7 - Let not any judge, that from our opinion in these things, any necessity of levelling will follow, or that all men must have things in common. Our principle leaves every man to enjoy that peaceably, which either his own industry, or his parents, have purchased to him ; only he is thereby instructed to use it aright, both for his own good and that of his brethren ; and all to the glory of God : in which also his acts are to be voluntary, and no ways constrained.
Página 5 - Friends, we earnestly recommend to you, whatever your places and stations in the church may be, that, in the most weighty and serious manner, you often call to remembrance, in all humility of mind, what it was that brought us to be a people, and what is, and will be, that which will preserve us such. That the foundation on which a true Christian is built, is the Spirit of Christ.
Página 6 - Whatever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them , for this is the law and the prophets.
Página 18 - ... in the fulfilment of your trust. Finally, dear friends, let your conversation be such as becometh the Gospel. Exercise yourselves to have always a conscience void of offence towards God and towards man. Watch over one another for good ; and when occasions of uneasiness first appear in any, let them be treated with in privacy and tenderness, before the matter be communicated to another : and friends, every where, are advised to maintain " the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.