“ At heart of God is the desire to give and to forgive. He set into motion the entire redemptive process that culminated in the cross and was confirmed in the resurrection. Jesus knew that by his vicarious suffering he could absorb all the evil of humanity and so heal it, forgive it, redeem it, He was preparing to take on the collective sin of the human race. This work was not just for those around him, but he took all the violence, all the fears, all sins so the past, all the present all the futures them made confession and forgiveness of sin possible. Richard Foster
He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. “
“But I know that it is true. I know that because the Bible says that it’s true, but because I have seen effects in the lives of many people including myself. It is the ground upon which we can know that confession and forgiveness are realities that transformers us.” Richard J.Foster
George Fox was an English Dissenter and a founder of the Quakers or Friends. The first Quakers lived in mid-17th century England. Quakers (or Friends) are members of a historically Christian group of religious movements generally known as the Religious Society of Friends. The Quaker (or Religious Society of Friends) is a Christian movement which professes the priesthood of all believers, a doctrine it derives from 1 Peter 2:9. They include those with evangelical, holiness, liberal, and conservative understandings of Christianity.
• God is love
• The light of God is in every single person
• A person who lets their life be guided by that light will achieve a full relationship with God
• Everyone can have a direct, personal relationship with God without involving a priest or minister
• Redemption and the Kingdom of Heaven are to be experienced now, in this world
Quakers work actively to make this a better world. They are particularly concerned with:
• Human rights, based on their belief in equality of all human beings
• Social justice
• Freedom of conscience
• Environmental issues – Quakers seek to live simply so as to reduce the burden on the world
• Community life
I see very little preaching of the atoning work of Christ to me sound like social gospel
I see very little preaching of the atoning work of Christ
Even thou Richard James Foster is a Quaker and Christian theologian. While do not whole agree his position where a person using another person to confess their faults to them, and they’re high priest or Mediator between Christ and the confessor. To me mankind it not capable bearing another person guilt even or influenced to certain types of sins even thou Christ is still hearing and forgiving that individuals sins and relieving of their guilt. In book Celebration Of Discipline found in chapter ten Confession & Repentant where he address the cross where Christ died took our sins, while brother or sister is hearing their sins.
John Fox penned these words concerning the Quakers, “That they differ from the generality of protestants in some of the capitals points of religion cannot be denied, and yet, as Protestant dissenters, they are included under the description of “the toleration act. It is not our business to inquire whether people of similar sentiments had any existence in the primitive ages of Christianity: perhaps, in some respects, they had not, but we are to write of them not as what they were, but what they now are. That they have been treated by several writers in a very contemptuous manner, is certain; that they did not deserve such treatment, is equally certain.” Furthermore, he wrote many of the Quakers were persecuted for preaching about repentant and living a Godly life and wish to live in peace and working in society and with the government.
Even thou they forsook the national church and formed their own assembly and went to the streets of England calling people to repent, and to return to the Lord, with their hearts as well as their mouths, directing them to the light of Christ, and to do the good and acceptable will of God. They spread themselves into all parts of the kingdom, and had in many places set up meetings or assemblies.
Despite being nonviolence, but they were still exposed to great persecutions and trials of every kind. Were arrested and charged “not paying their tithes; for disturbing the public assemblies, and meeting in the streets, and places of public resort; some of them have been whipped for vagabonds, and for their plain speeches to the magistrate.
Sone of the Quaker felt they needed to address the king, and wrote these matter to king Charles. and wrote him a letter
O king Charles!
“Our desire is that thou mayest live for ever in the fear of God, and thy council. We beseech thee and thy council, to read these following lines in tender bowels, and compassion for our souls, and for your good. And this consider, we are about four hundred imprisoned, in and about this city, of men and women from their families, besides, in the county jails, about ten hundred; we desire that our meetings may not be broken up, but that all may come to a fair trial, that our innocency may be cleared up. It was presented to the king. The 21st day of the eleventh month, 1660, and he promised them upon his royal word, that they should not suffer for their opinions, as long as they lived peaceably; but his “promises were very little regarded afterward. Finally, they petition to the House of Lords for a toleration of their religion. Their petition was rejected, and “instead of granting them relief, an act was passed against them.
Three thousand and sixty-eight had been incarcerate beaten to a pulp until blood gushed out. Several of whom were dead in the jails? However, they even gloried in their sufferings, which increased every day. “Yet, under all these calamities, they behaved with patience and modesty towards the government; they continually prayed for the king’s safety. Much what process were ransacked not a bed to rest on and lack nutrient. In short they were mistreated