Creeds and Quakers: What's Belief got to do with It?
Quaker spiritual authority lies not in creeds , but in the direct communion between individual Friends and the Divine Spirit. The pamphlet asserts that Friends too often hold Quaker testimonies as ideals, as ends in themselves, rather than as fruIt's of the Spirit. Without spiritual grounding, testimonies become creeds. In the absence of the profound authority of a faith that defies verbal comprehension and words, the historic Quaker witness to the world is in danger.