Rules of Discipline of the Yearly Meeting of Friends, for Pennsylvania, New-Jersey, Delaware, and the Eastern Parts of Maryland
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Society of Friends. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
Joseph Rakestraw, 1834 - Society of Friends - 191 pages
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Page 19 - Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
Page 62 - 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, for 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 103 - Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts. If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
Page 62 - 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 19 - But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
Page 19 - But now after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage ? Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
Page 69 - His death and passion: and grant, that the grace of God, which bringeth salvation, may effectually teach and persuade me to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and to live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world...
Page 19 - The connection and subordination of our meetings for Discipline, are thus : Preparative Meetings, are accountable to the Monthly ; — Monthly, to the Quarterly ; — and Quarterly, to the Yearly Meeting...