Except a man has a portion of the same spirit, which Jesus,
and the Prophets, and the Apostles had, he cannot know spi-
ritual things—This doctrine confirmed by St. Paul And
elucidated by a comparison between the faculties of men and
of brutes, p.
Neither except he has a portion of the same spirit, can he know
the scriptures to be of divine origin, nor can he spiritually
understand them-Objection to this doctrinem Reply, p. 113
This spirit, which has been thus given to men in different de-
grees, has been given them as a teacher or guide in their spi-
ritual concerns-Way in which it teaches, p.
This spirit may be considered as the primary and infallible
guide and the scriptures but a secondary means of instruc-
tion—but the Quakers do not undervalue the latter on this
account-Their opinion concerning them, p.
This spirit, as a primary and infallible guide, has been given to
men universally-From the creation to Moses-From Moses
to Christ-From Christ to the present day, p.
Sect. I.-And as it has been given universally to men, so it has
been given them sufficiently-Those who resist it, quench it
- Those who attend to it, are in the way of redemption, p. 153
Sect. 11.--This spirit then besides its office of a spiritual
guide, performs that of a Redeemer to men-Redemption out-
ward and inward--Inward effected by this spirit, p.
Sect- -Inward redemption produces a new birthmand
leads to perfection—This inward redemption possible to
Sect. IV.-New birth and perfection more particularly