The Fundamental Principle of Quaker Spirituality - Pendle Hill Pamphlet #483
The Fundamental Principle of Quaker Spirituality: Light in the Conscience
The first Quakers rediscovered the early Christian experience that we can access divine guidance through our conscience. This guidance does not come from reading books or from the preaching of others, but comes from an awareness revealed by the Inward Light of God. That awareness shows us what to do and what not to do, and it enables us to do faithfully what God asks of us. With obedience to the Light comes life and power. We have to encounter the Spirit of God within ourselves, for it is by this Inward Anointing that we can be continually taught in our hearts, in every moment of our lives.
Author: David Johnson, October 2023