Some of the Early Quakers' Most Inspiring Testimonies
The following are links to some of the best extracts and text of some of the site's kingdom-dwelling Quakers' testimonies:
- Footnote 5 to John 17:24:
- Footnote 1 to John 10:10 — a snippet of Isaac Penington's great testimony is found in the beginning of his Memoir.
- Isaac Penington's description of what it is like to sit down in Christ at rest in the heavens is found in writing The Holy Truth Defended.
- Footnote to 2 Cor 4:6:
- William Dewsbury also has two exceptional testimonies 1) the Born Again Sermon and testimony from among his outstanding letters and which is repeated in the web page To Be Born Again, You Must First Die to Self, and 2) an extract from a letter which is an encouraging call to seek to the Lord within.
- James Parnell, a minister at 16 and the first Quaker of approximately one thousand who died in prison:
- Writes in his Memoir of being translated into the kingdom.
- Writes in his Memoir from his prison to other kingdom-dwelling London Quakers.
- In his Journal George Whitehead writes of his completion of the spiritual journey to freedom from sin and the kingdom.
- In the Biography of William Penn, he has written of the destruction of the man of sin within himself by the cross, the resurrection of Jesus within himself, and his justification unto life. According to George Fox, this the born again experience of the Lord being born in you, and therefore the second step of perfection, being translated into the kingdom, to sit together with Christ in heaven with protection from ever sinning again.
- Steven Crisp has a detailed record of his journey in his Journal, but curiously missing is the entry to the kingdom. However, he also has many testimonies from within the kingdom in his many powerful letters and sermons, all available for your reading. The main focus of his ministry was how to avoid the many lies and deceits of Satan, attempting to thwart your becoming free of sin and entering the kingdom. Two of the best are:Laxness in Seeking Will Lead to Failure and Destroying the Arguments that Sin Cannot Be Conquered in This Life.
- The beginning of Edward Burrough's Memoir has an excellent testimony to arriving at the everlasting
union, and fellowship.
- Francis Howgill left us an account of his religious journey, found in the beginning of his Memoir, testifying to his entry into the true rest, doing the will of God.
- John Burnyeat has a wonderful detailed, descriptive, scriptural account of his journey, which is encouraging, inspiring, and instructive to what everyone must go through to arrive at the Kingdom.
This web site's purpose is to show how to become
free from sin
by benefiting from the changing power of God through the cross,
which leads to union with God in his Kingdom.