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#Primitive Christianity revived in the faith and practice of the people called Quakers written, in testimony to the present dispensation of God, through them, to the world, that prejudices may be removed, the simple informed, the well-enclined encouraged, and the truth and its innocent Friends, rightly represented / by William Penn.#

##Penn, William, 1644-1718.## Primitive Christianity revived in the faith and practice of the people called Quakers written, in testimony to the present dispensation of God, through them, to the world, that prejudices may be removed, the simple informed, the well-enclined encouraged, and the truth and its innocent Friends, rightly represented / by William Penn. Penn, William, 1644-1718.

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  1. THE EPISTLE TO THE READER.

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  1. CHAP. I. §. 1. THat which the People called Quakers lay down, as a main Fundamental in Religion is this, That§. 2. By this Principle they underſtand ſomething that is Divine, and though in Man, yet not of Man,§. 3. There are divers ways of ſpeaking, they have been led to uſe, by which they declare and expreſ§. 4. It is to This Principle of Light, Life and Grace, that this People refer all: For they ſay it
  2. CHAP. II. §. 1. I Shall begin with the Evidence of the bleſſed Scriptures of Truth for this Divine Principle, §. 2. I have begun with him, that begun his Hiſtory with the beginning of the Creation of God; the m§. 3. All things were made by him. If ſo, he wants no Power. And if we were made by him, we muſt be §. 4. In him was Life, and the Life was the Light of Men. This is ou• Point. The Evangeliſt firſt be
  3. CHAP. III. §. 1. BUt though there be no Paſſage or Propoſition

to be found in Holy Scripture, in which Mankind§. 2. If by Natural be meant a Created thing, as Man is, or any thing that is requiſite to the Compo§. 3. But others will have this Text read thus, Not that the Word enlightens all Mankind, but that a§. 4. There is a Third Sort that will needs have it underſtood, not of any Illumination by a Divine

  1. CHAP. IV. §. 1. THe Third thing, is the Virtue and Efficacy of this Light for the end for which God hath given§. 2. But that this Light doth manifeſt God, is yet Evident from Rom. 1. 19. Becauſe that which may §. 3. But the Light giveth the Light of Life, which is Eternal Life to them that receive and obey it§. 4. Furthermore, this Light was the very Ground of the Apoſtolical

Meſſage, as the Beloved Diſcip§. 5. Some perhaps may Object, as indeed it hath been, more than once, objected upon us, That this i§. 6. But if any ſhall yet Object, That this is to be understood of a Spiritual Light, and that ours§. 7. And, as if the Apoſtle John would have anticipated their Objection, viz. 'Tis true, your Light

  1. CHAP. V. Obj. BUt ſome may ſay, we could willingly allow to the Spirit and Grace of God, which ſeemed to be t§. 2. Now let all this be compar'd with the Properties of the Holy Spirit, and their Agreement will §. 3. And what is ſaid of the Light and Spirit, may alſo, very well be ſaid of the Light and Grace o§. 4. Obj. But there is little mention made of the Spirit, and none of the Grace, before Chriſts com§. 5. But this is moſt freely, humbly and thankfully acknowledged by us, that the Diſpenſation of th
  2. CHAP. VI. §. 1. Obj. BVt ſome may yet ſay, if it be as you declare, how comes it, that all who are enlightned §. 2. Obj. But ſome yet Object, If Mankind had always this Principle, how comes it that Goſpel Truth§. 3. Obj. But if the Jews had this Light it does not follow that the Gentiles had it alſo; but by y
  3. CHAP. VII. §. 1. Obj. BUt it may be ſaid, If it were one Principle, why ſo many Modes and Shapes of Religion, ſ§. 2. This is of great weight, for our Information and Incouragement, that God's Work, in reference §. 3. And if we do but well conſider the Reaſon of the Prevalency of Idolatry,Gen. 31. Ch. 35. upon §. 4. Now that which is fartheſt from Idolatry, and the beſt Antidote againſt it, is the Principle w§. 5. And if it be duly weighed it will appear, that God, in all his Manifeſtations of himſelf, hath
  4. CHAP. VIII. Anſw. §. 1. The Doctrine of Satisfaction and Juſtification, truly underſtood, are placed in ſo ſtric§. 2. Firſt, We cannot Believe that Chriſt is the Cauſe, but the Effect of God's Love, according to §. 3. We do Believe, That Jeſus Chriſt was our Holy Sacrifice, and Attonement, and Propitiation; tha§. 4. In ſhort, Juſtification conſiſts of two parts, or hath a twofold Conſideration, viz. Juſtifica§. 5. Wherefore, O my Reader! Reſt not thy ſelf wholly ſatisfied with what Chriſt has done for thee
  5. CHAP. IX. §. 1. AND leſt any ſhould ſay we are Equivocal in our Expreſſions, and Allegorize away Chriſt's Appe §. 2. But becauſe we ſo Believe, muſt we not Believe what Chriſt ſaid, He that is with you ſhall be§. 3. Yet we are very ready to declare to the whole World, that we cannot think Men and Women can be§. 4. And this is the Diſpenſation of Grace, which we declare, has appeared to all, more or leſs, te§. 5. But let my Reader take this along with him, that we do acknowledge that Chriſt, through his Ho§. 6. To conclude this Chapter, we wonder not that we ſhould be miſtaken, miſ-conſtrued and miſ-repr
  6. CHAP. X. §. 1. AS the Lord wrought effectually, by his Divine Grace, in the Hearts of this People, ſo he ther§. 2. And as our Worſhip ſtands in the Operation of the Spirit and Truth in our inward Parts, as bef§. 3. This was recommended to the Corinthians by the Apoſtle Paul, 1 Cor. 14. that they ſhould ſpeak§. 4. Ministers of Chriſt are his Witneſſes, and the Credit of a Witneſs is, that he has heard, ſeen§. 5. Nor is this all, but as they Receive freely, freely they Give: They do not Teach for Hire, Div§. 1. Object. But does not this ſort of Ministry, and Worſhip, tend to make People careleſs, and Spi
  7. CHAP. XI. §. 1. AND as God has been pleaſed to call us from an Human Miniſtry, ſo we cannot for Conſcience-ſak§. 2. We dare not Swear, becauſe Chriſt forbids it, Mat. 5. 34, 37. and James, his true follower. It§. 3. We alſo believe, that War ought to ceaſe, among the followers of the Lamb Chriſt Jeſus, who ta§. 4. We dare not give worldly Honour, or uſe the Frequent and Modiſh Salutations of the Times, ſeei§. 5. For the ſame Reaſon we have returned to the firſt Plainneſs of

Speech, viz. Thou and Thee, to§. 6. We cannot allow of mix'd Marriages, that is, to joyn with ſuch as are not of our Society; but §. 7. Plainneſs in Apparel and Furniture, is another Teſtimony peculiar to us, in the degree we hav§. 8. We cannot in Conſcience to God, obſerve Holy days (ſo called) the Publick Faſts and Feaſts, be§. 9. Laſtly, We have been lead, by this Good Spirit of our Lord Jeſus Chriſt, of which I have treatThus, Reader, thou haſt the Character of the People called Quakers, in their Doctrine, Worſhip, Mini #####Back#####

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