The Quakers And The Society Of Friends

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Quakers, also known as Friends, are members of a Christian group (the Society of Friends). They rely on the guidance of the Holy Spirit. They work for peace and oppose war. They do not have an ordained ministry and do not believe in outward rites.

Quakers or “Friends” arose in 17th century England and America. They gathered during the Puritan Revolution against Charles I. Groups of Seekers, who were searching for prophets, were met by a group of preachers, two of which were George Fox and James Nayler. They preached about “inner light” and how people should follow it. This means that we have an awareness of God and God has a plan for each of us and our inner light allows us to see this plan. He believed that people should follow their own selves instead of leaders, and grow spiritually. This was a direct relationship between the person and God. The Quakers felt that their discovery of God would lead to purifying Christendom.
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He was an English preacher and missionary. His religious background was Puritan. When he was younger, he read and wrote a lot. When he was 18, he left his home in search of finding a religion that he could relate to. He did not like the formalism and traditions of the church. So, he became a 17th-century Christian Awakening leader, this later became known as the Quaker movement. One of the beliefs he did agree with was having ministers or leaders to lead their faith. He and his followers were looked down upon for not believing in having ministers in

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