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05 October 2007

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The spirit giveth life
I agree with Roger Woodley that the word 'God' should be used by Friends with caution
  • However, in Quaker terms, it is a shorthand for all the myriad ways in which we variously describe and experience those workings of the spirit which are really beyond words and it has never had an unambiguously agreed meaning for us
  • Even if other churches and faiths are more dogmatic, that is no reason why we should not attempt to put down in writing our present understanding of the nature of what we currently call God, bearing in mind that the the Advices & Queries are not 'a rule or form to walk by, but that all, with a measure of light that is pure and holy may be guided… for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life'

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