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Revelation, why we have it; have we not the Scriptures? Do you pretend to another revelation? No, not another truth than is therein mentioned. But this, Reader, will not do, I must ask questions too: What is revealed to thee by them? Thou readest of God, of Christ, and the Spirit, and hast framed an image or idea of them in thy mind, but is that revelation? Revelation in religion is knowledge, experience, thy own sight and sense, that of which thou art a true witness."-W. Penn's Preface to Robert Barclay's Works.

“You will see, as I have done, that there is much to deny, much to suffer, and much to do; and you will see, that there is no power or virtue but in the Light, Spirit, Grace, and Truth of Christ, to carry you through the world to God's glory, and your everlasting peace. Yea, you will see what religion is from above and what is from below; what is of God's working, and what of man's making and forcing; also, what ministry is of his Spirit and giving, and what of man's studying, framing, and imposing. You will, I say, discern the rise, nature, tokens, and fruits of the true from the false ministry; and what worship is spiritual, and what carnal: and what honour is of God, and what that honour is which is from below, of men, yea, fallen men, that the world so generally loves, and which is spoken against in John v. 44. You will see the vain and evil communication that corrupts good manners, the snares of much company and business, and especially the danger of the friendship of this present evil world.

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'Having thus expressed myself to you, my dear Children, as to the things of God, his Truth and kingdom, I refer you to his Light, Grace, Spirit, and Truth within you, and the Holy Scriptures of Truth without you, which from my youth I loved to read, and were ever blessed to me, and which I charge you to read daily; the Old Testament for history chiefly, the Psalms, for meditation and devotion, the Prophets for comfort and hope, but especially the New Testament for doctrine, faith, and worship; for they were given forth by holy men of God in divers ages, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit; and are the declared and revealed mind and will of the Holy God to

mankind under divers dispensations; and they are certainly able to make the man of God perfect through faith, unto salvation; being a true and clear testimony to the salvation that is of God, through Christ the second Adam, the Light of the world, the quickening Spirit, who is full of Grace and Truth; whose Light, Grace, Spirit, and Truth, bear witness to them in every sensible soul, as they frequently, plainly, and solemnly bear testimony to the Light, Spirit, Grace, and Truth, both in himself, and in and to his people, to their sanctification, justification, redemption, and consolation, and in all men to their visitation, reproof, and conviction, in their evil ways: I say, having thus expressed myself in general, I refer you, my dear Children, to the Light and Spirit of Jesus that is within you, and to the Scriptures of Truth without you."—Advice of W. Penn to his Children.

31st, 1 mo. 1836.

I have just finished reading a work, written by Richard Ball, entitled" Holy Scripture the Test of Truth," in which he has ineffectually laboured to prove that the principles of the Society of Friends, are derived from the Sects that arose in the 2nd century, "who too successfully strove to graft Christianity on the Platonic Philosophy." And in the Appendix is inserted a "Letter from a Friend," in confirmation of his views. It is my intention as early as possible, to exhibit the fallacies and misrepresentations of the author of the above work, as well as of those that are contained in this letter from a Friend," who unites with Mosheim and the rest of the Scribes, in traducing that principle, and rejecting that foundation, upon which no hireling ministry could ever yet build its unhallowed and anti-christian altars.

IN THE PRESS,

Price 6s., on Royal 12mo. paper, with engraved Portrait,

THE

LIFE

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THOMAS EDDY,

OF NEW YORK;

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WITH MANY OF THE MOST

Distinguished Philosophers and Philanthropists

OF THIS AND OTHER COUNTRIES.

BY SAMUEL L. KNAPP.

QUOTATION FROM THE WORK.

In reference to the division which has taken place among the Society of Friends in the United States, we have the following remarks.

"Mr. Eddy, and other influential Members of the Society, took an active part in endeavouring to arrest the progress of what they considered heterodox opinions, and they always openly declared that the doctrines promulgated by the preacher before mentioned (Elias Hicks) were contrary to the fundamental principles of the Society, and that therefore they could have no unity with him. Mr. Eddy was one of the warmest advocates in favour of orthodox opinions, and one of the earliest to detect the heterodoxy of the new principles. Regardless of worldly consequences, he had the courage openly and honestly to avow his sentiments, and thus became unpopular with those of the Society who took the opposite side; but this moved him not, and he continued, through evil report and good report, to show his marked disapprobation of those doctrines until his death. No cause was so dear to his heart as the interests of the Society in which he was born and educated, and for which he always manifested the most ardent attachment; he therefore most deeply deplored the division of sertiment upon what he considered vital principles."

4, BISHOPSGATE STREET WITHOUT,

2nd mo. 1836.

LONDON:

EDMUND FRY AND SON, BISHOPSGATE STREET;

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