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16 May 2008


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What is Truth?
Jane Taylor (2 May) asks if we can discern a way of explaining what Friends mean by Truth
  • The first Friends certainly did not mean a set dogma that everyone must sign up to
  • They were trying to get away from such orthodoxy
  • Long before they were known as Quakers or the Society of Friends they were known as Friends in the Truth
  • George Fox wrote of being the truth; living in the truth and practising it
  • What did he mean?

    I have been greatly helped by Rex Ambler's insights into what early Friends meant, namely, it is 'the reality beyond my deceit'
  • Many times, in my Light Group I have been shown something that is going on in my life as it really is, not as I've been seeing it
  • It is 'beyond my deceit' in that I have to face how I have been kidding myself
  • This has at times been painful; but it has been immensely liberating
  • Jesus said, 'The truth shall set you free
  • ' I have not detected that inner freedom in fundamentalists I have met
  • I have experienced it again and again when waiting in the Light


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