The publisher of this book utilises modern printing technologies as well as photocopying processes for reprinting and preserving rare works of literature that are out-of-print or on the verge of becoming lost. This book is one such reprint. Subtitle: Embracing an Historical Account, Statement of Belief and Spiritual Experience of the Church From Its Rise to the Present Day General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1904 Original Publisher: Press of F. J. Heer Subjects: Religion / Christianity / Shaker Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: Ill THE JOURNEY EAST DURING the opening months of 1781 the Shakers at Watervliet, who called themselves "Believers in Christ's Second Appearing," manifested increased zeal. By the searching power of the Holy Spirit, hearts were purified, faith built up and souls were growing in susceptibility to spirit influence, as the fires of Divine purity burned out the old life and the breath of God's Mother Love imparted the new. Believers increased in spirituality and understanding and became better fitted to care for the scores and hundreds of souls that were being born into the kingdom. At last the time came when Mother Ann and the Elders were sent out on their mission to the world. Leaving Watervliet about the middle of May, 1781, they started on what proved to be the Way of the Cross. The faith imparted by Mother Ann and the Elders called for death -- death to the carnal life of nature. No easy pleasure trip is the life of the true Believer. Deep and abiding are its joys, but stern and constant is the battle with self and the lower nature. Xor did the trumpet of the Gospel give any uncertain sound; plain and distinct was the call to a cross and a warfare. What wonder that all the powers of evil were aroused to do battle with such a spirit of righteousness? From the path that ledthis spiritual Mother to find the souls she had borne upon her heart, no storm nor struggle could turn her course....
|Book Name||Shakerism, Its Meaning And Message|
|Publisher||General Books (Dec 2009)|