Rules of Discipline of the Yearly-meeting, Held on Rhode-Island, for New-England
Abraham Shearman, 1809 - Society of Friends - 156 pages
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Page 41 - And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him. Ye shall not respect persons in judgment ; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great : ye shall not be afraid of the face of man ; for the judgment is God's : and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
Page 111 - Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel ; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
Page 43 - Preparative meetings are accountable to the monthly ; monthly, to the Quarterly ; and the Quarterly, to the Yearly Meeting. So that if the Yearly Meeting be at any time dissatisfied with the proceedings of any inferior meeting; or a Quarterly meeting with the proceedings of either of its monthly meetings; or a monthly meeting with the proceedings of either of its preparative meetings — such meeting or meetings...
Page 27 - 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 20 - Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
Page 85 - And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in the demonstration of the spirit and of power ; that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Page 47 - As the right education of children, and the nurture of youth, is of very great consequence to them and to the succeeding generation, we pressingly exhort all parents and heads of families, to procure such useful learning for their children, as their abilities will admit ; and...
Page 111 - See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Page 39 - ... every one may come to seek peace and pursue it; and that none be apt to take offence, but each in his own particular be more careful to rectify his own failings and imperfections, than curious in observing, censuring, and aggravating those of others. This will lead to the exercise of mutual...