Rules of Discipline of Genesse Yearly Meeting of Friends

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Page 7 - Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone ; if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church : but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Page 39 - Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths...
Page 40 - Lord thine oaths, but I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne; nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Page 40 - But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea ; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
Page 6 - BRETHREN, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness ; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Page 49 - She According to the Custom of Marriage Assuming the Name of her Husband, as a further Confirmation thereof: Did then and there to these Presents Set their Hands, and we whose Names are here under also subscribed, being present, at the Solemnization of the said Marriage and Subscription, have as Witnesses thereunto set our Hands the Day and Year above Written 1754.
Page 68 - ... each other in brotherly love, decency, and moderation, without anger or animosity ; which will be a becoming testimony, even in courts, and show that nothing but the nature of the case, and our station in common with others, under the laws of the land, take any of us there.
Page 6 - ... *This being the utmost extent of our discipline respecting offenders, it is very evident that from the right exercise thereof, no degree of persecution or imposition can be justly inferred ; for the imposition would rest entirely on the part of those who might insist on being retained as members, whilst at open variance with the body, either in principle or practice.
Page 77 - Meetings respectively, as the case may require, keep exact records of all such trusts and conveyances, and also that a clear and regular account be kept by each respective meeting, of the place where, and the persons with whom, the papers, minutes, and records belonging to our religious society, are from time to time deposited; wherein due care should be taken to lodge them with suitable Friends.

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