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but from a certain fenfe of God's own operation; fo fhall your faith ftand in that power the gates of hell can never prevail against : for this I once more am neceffitated to declare, by virtue of the found knowledge given me of God, that whilft you are fulfilling the lufts of the flesh, and walking after your own will and imaginations, you are altogether ftrangers to the yoke, to the daily crofs, and felf-denying life; but are yet the corrupt ground, and evil tree, which bringeth forth evil fruits, thorns, briars, and four grapes: "be ye undeceived, God will not be mocked; fuch as you fow, fuch fhall you reap":"——

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Wherefore I intreat, advise, and warn you all, before the day of your vifitation be fhut up, in the eternal withdrawings of God's love, and revelation of his dreadful, endless vengeance, O ye idolatrous, superstitious, carnal, proud, wanton, unclean, mocking and perfecuting princes, priefts and people, to repent; return, return, believe and obey this light, which manifefts and reproves all your evil deeds, that in it you may know your redemption from the captivity of fin effectually wrought.

O tremble and quake with the prophet Habakkuk, you who fcoff at Quakers," that you may all reft in the day of trouble." Hab. iii. 16.

But if you shall still go on to rebel against the reproofs and inftructions of this holy light, and despise and perfecute the children of it; be it known to you all, that before the brightness of its glory fhall your fhadows vanish, your imitations fly away, your beggarly elements melt, and you shall die in your fins.

Nor fhall we be folicitous what your intentions are concerning us, well knowing Him, in whom we have believed," to be much greater in us than he that is "in the world," who in love hath called us out of it, and we doubt not will by his everlasting arm of ftrength defend and preserve us over all oppofition, Tim. i. 12. 1 John iv. 4.

Job iv. 8. Gal. vi. 7. 8.

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and by us exalt his name, truth, and salvation unto the ends of the earth.

Therefore let the winds of imagination blow, the ftorms of perfecution beat, and the fea of raging malice foam: yea, "though the fig-tree fhall not bloffom, neither fruit be in the vine; though the la"bour of the olive fail, and the fields yield not their "meat; though the flock be cut off from the fold, " and there be no herd in the ftalls';" though nations fhould combine against us, and multitudes affemble themselves to our overthrow ;-yet, be it reported to the nations, and let it be told unto the people, that we shall still confide and rejoice in that everlasting holy God Almighty, Lord of hofts, and King of faints, who hath gathered us, and therefore is by us, over all things in heaven, and things on earth, bleffed and renowned for ever!

A cautionary POSTSCRIPT to the People of England,



HILST you have a day, prize it, and whilst you have the light, believe in it; for this is the word of the Lord God, that made heaven and earth, to you all; the time is at hand, that he that is unrighteous, must be unrighteous ftill. Be not deceived, put not the day far from you; neither cry, the Lord is on our fide; for his indignation is ready to be revealed, and deftruction is at the door.

Calamity, pining, and diftrefs, is coming upon you, yea, a confumption is decreed, and trouble, perplexity, and terrible defolation; and what hand shall stop it? for the Lord God of hofts is arifing, to avenge himself of his enemies, and to ease himself of the cruel oppreffor of his righteous feed; yea, the mighty he will humble, and the proud fhall be laid low. He

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will finite the wanton with palenefs, and the defpifer fhall perish off the earth; and all the inftruments of wickedness and oppreffion will he dafh in pieces; and you shall know, that the Majefty which dwells on high is on our fide, and that the nations of them who are saved shall walk in obedience to the light.

But unto fuch as believe in the light, and live in the daily cross, who have forfaken either father, mother, fifter, brother, house, land, husband or wife, for this bleffed teftimony; and that through the good report and bad report are journeying on, towards an everlasting inheritance: bleffings, honour, immortality, and eternal life, from God the Father, and the Lord Jefus Christ, Amen.

I am not of this world, but feek a country

Newgate in London,

eternal in the heavens.


the 7th of the 2d

month, 1671.




O R,

Those so generally believed and applauded



[One God, fubfifting in three distinct and
separate Perfons,

The Impoffibility of God's pardoning Refuted,
Sinners, a plenary Satisfaction,

The Juftification of impure Perfons, by

an imputative Righteousness,

From the Authority of Scripture Testimonies, and right Reason.


A Builder on that Foundation which cannot be moved.

But to us there is but one God the Father, of whom are all Things. I Cor. viii. 6.

Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth Iniquity? He retaineth not his Anger for ever, because he delighteth in Mercy. Micah vii. 18.

For I will not justify the wicked. Exod. xxiii. 7.

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