The Society of Friends Vindicated: Being the Arguments of the Counsel of Joseph Hendrickson, in a Cause Decided in the Court of Chancery of the State of New Jersey, Between Thomas L. Shotwell, Complainant, and Joseph Hendrickson and Stacy Decow, Defendants

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P.J. Gray, 1832 - Hicksites - 257 pages
Dispute concerning a school fund of the Society of Friends, which was claimed by both Orthodox and Hicksite factions.

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Page 33 - thee, from me; if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left." But without even an attempt at such voluntary separation,
Page 60 - the Father, and in Jesus Christ, his eternal son, the true God, and in the Holy Spirit, one God, blessed forevermore; and do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, to be by divine inspiration." The historian adds, " we now see the religion of the Quakers acknowledged and tolerated by an act of parliament.
Page 13 - of every creature, by whom were all things created that are in heaven and in earth, visible and invisible; whether they be thrones, dominions, principalities, or powers; all things were created by him. And we own and believe that he
Page 14 - God spake all these words, saying," &c. meaning the ten commandments given forth upon Mount Sinai. And in Rev. xxii. 18. saith John, " I testify to every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man addeth unto these, and if any man shall take awav from the words of the book of
Page 28 - and therefore, we pronounce such and such doctrines to be wrong, with which we cannot have unity, nor yet any more spiritual fellowship with those that hold them Now, this cannot be accounted tyranny and oppression Were such a principle to be received or believed, that in the church of Christ no man should
Page 64 - of the members. Robert Barclay did not consider deviations from them, as the sole causes of disownment. He says, " we being gathered together into the belief of certain principles and doctrines; those principles and doctrines, and the practices necessarily depending upon them, are, as it were, the terms that have drawn us together, and the
Page 60 - the honor of God before all things. He was valiant for the truth, bold in asserting it, patient in suffering for it, unwearied in laboring in it, steady in his testimony to it, immoveable as a rock.
Page 28 - or more, so engaged with us, should arise to teach any other doctrine or doctrines, contrary to these which were the ground of our being one, who can deny but the body hath power in such a case to declare, this is not according to the truth we
Page 28 - by the mere force of truth on our understanding, and its power and influence upon our hearts. these principles and doctrines, and the practices' necessarily depending upon them, are, as it were, the terms that have drawn us together, and the bond by which we became centered into one body and fellowship, and distinguished from others. Now, if
Page 24 - Pervers. The Quakers deny Christ to be God. " Princ. A most untrue and unreasonable censure: for their great and characteristic principle being this; that Christ, as the divine word, lighteth the souls of all men that come into the world, with a spiritual and saving light, according to John

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