Monday, March 23, 2020

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Pr. He calls it a ſubtile deluſion that owns not the Law without in Tables and Books to try the ſpirits within, &c. See page 8.
Anſ. And the ſpirit of Chriſt within is the end of the Tables, Law, and Works, and Books: There fore in this is diſcovered his own White Devill, and correćted by the ſpirit as he speaks of; and the Law is now in the heart, the new Covenant is witneſſed and the Phariſees had the Law in Tables, as thou haſt Scriptures, and stood agqinſt the life, and in the ſubtile deluſion as thou doth, who brings the external to try the eternal, whhich it is the eternal that tryeth the external, as Chriſt did the Phariſees, who told them when they wronged it; And so are you the wrongers of it, who hath not the eternal that led forth the Saints to ſpeak forth Scripture, and with that they are tryed and ſeen who wrongs them, and wrest them to their own delusion; and Peter was one of thoſe tryers who was in the Spirit of God, and could not read letters; and the Phariſees they had the letter without the life, and could not try.
Source: George Fox, The Great Mystery of the Great Whore, (1656) pg. 34.

George Fox here makes an interesting distinction between people who follow outward forms without the Life and those who have outward forms and are in the Life.

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Pr. He calls it a ſubtile deluſion that owns not the Law without in Tables and Books to try the ſpirits within, &c. See page 8. Anſ...