GOSPEL TRUTH DEMONSTRATED,IN A COLLECTION OF DOCTRINAL BOOKS,GIVEN FORTH BY THAT FAITHFUL MINISTER OF JESUS CHRIST,GEORGE FOX
CONTAINING PRINCIPLES ESSENTIAL TO CHRISTIANITY AND SALVATION,HELD AMONG THE PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS.
“Seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; but have renounced the hiddenthings of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by themanifestation of truth, commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.”—2 Cor 4:1-2
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The following Table of Contents is to the Doctrine Books, I, II, and III of the eight volume set of The Works of George Fox. These doctrine books are full of outstanding writings, which are significant help in understanding the Bible, the Old Covenant, the New Covenant, and the true hope of the scriptures. The editor of this site has found some of these writings breath-taking in the understanding and hope presented, backed up with great depth of scriptures quoted. Fox's writings have been edited for modernized language, grammar, and punctuation [some still in process]. Many of Fox's words are directly from the King James Bible,* and many of them are linked for your reference and enjoyment.
*Fox used the King James Bible of the 17th Century. There have been many minor clarifications and corrections to the King James version since then. You may notice an occasional slight difference in a word Fox is quoting from the older King James Version compared to today's King James Version, but never of any significance. In the KJV, conversation meant conduct, charity meant love; these changes have been made in Fox's quotations. On a several cccasions, Fox's direct quotations from the King James have been replaced by more understandable text from the New King James Bible; or less frequently, the New International or Amplified Bibles.
If you would like to read more about who George Fox was, the 1st Chapter of his Journal is particularly recommended, which describes his youth and spiritual journey. His inspiring translation to paradise is detailed and concludes with being raised by Christ up to the state of Adam and Eve before the fall, still capable of falling to temptation and then raised to the state of Christ, to sit down in Christ, beyond Adam's state and not subject to falling to temptation.
In addition, there is also available a short summary of his life and the early Quakers that he founded.
Fox also has left 400 letters to the chruches he founded. These writings are almost all addressed to the spiritually mature Christians, those who had experienced or were on the journey's completion to the baptism of death, Christ to be risen within them, to see his face, to fellowship with He and the Father, and to be living in paradise — while still on earth. These letters are full of spirit breathed exhortations and encouragements.
Also on this site is the book, The Great Mystery of the Great Whore Unfolded and Antichrist's Kingdom Revealed, by Fox devoted to answering all the charges against the faith of the early Quakers. The charges and answers by Fox serve to illustrate the desperation of the leaders of Christendom, including their blatant disregard of the scriptures, their complete lack of the Spirit of God, and their arrogant opinions. Thus you see read the beast's lies and misrepresentations and why Christendom is Babylon, which means confusion, with which Babylon has smothered her customers.
Fox's three doctrine books below are primarily written to the world of Christendom, the rulers of the people, and all peoples of the world. The original books are also available on this site for viewing in PDF format, in their unedited language. The red colored selections are particularly recommended for reading. Those in green, are the best of the best. All the titles can be clicked on to take you directly to the writing. May they be an inspiration to you on your journey to the Kingdom of God within, as you seek, listen, hear, and obey the voice of the Lord, the Word of God within your heart.
SAMPLE TEACHING of George Fox
A testimony for God's truth: First, concerning new and heavenly Jerusalem, and Jerusalem from below.
Secondly, concerning Christ, the great mountain that fills the whole earth.
Thirdly, how man and woman was created in the image of God, and to be meet-helps one to another.
Fourthly, how everyone ought to improve the talent God gives them, to his glory, and their eternal happiness. By G. F.
The apostle writes to the church of Christ, and said, ‘Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.' All Jerusalem's children are born of the spirit, and led by the spirit of God. ‘And as many as receive Christ, he gives them power to become the sons of God; even to those who believe in his name. And whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ, is born of God; and those who believe in the light, the life in Christ, do become the children of light, as in John 1:12, 12:36, 1 John 5:1-4.
And now in this heavenly light, power, and spirit, they come to be heavenly Jerusalem's children, that is from above. For such as hate the light, and do evil, are condemned by it, and those who have not the spirit of Christ are none of his; but all the true christians, in the new covenant, and new testament, in Christ Jesus, to whom Christ has given his life, which is his light and his power, those who believe in it, and receive him, do become the children of light, and the sons of God; so they are heavenly Jerusalem's children, born from above, of the spirit and the light.
The apostle said to the converted Hebrews, ‘You are come unto Mount Zion, unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, and to the general assembly and church of the first born, which is written in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of the new covenant;’ and to Mount Zion, Jerusalem's children had come then, while they were still upon the earth.
The children of God, that were born of the spirit, and the children of the light, they had come there in the apostles' days, they had come to that heavenly Mount Zion, that looks over the whole world. For natural Zion, the watchtower, looked over into Canaan; but this heavenly Zion, spoke of in the new testament, which is the joy of the whole earth, looks over all the earth, and in this joyful Zion, Christ the elect and precious was laid. 1 Pet 2:6. Christ the deliverer comes out of this Zion. Rom 11:26. The children of heavenly Jerusalem, which is the city of the living God, see the innumerable company of angels.
Is not this the city that Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob sought for, which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God; is not this heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God, that they sought for? And are not all heavenly Jerusalem's children written in heaven? seeing the apostle said, ‘Jerusalem that is above, is the mother of us all' that believe in Christ, and receive him, and are born of the spirit, and they were come ‘to the General Assembly, the church of the first born, written in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.’
All these were and are born of the spirit that come to heavenly Zion and Jerusalem, and to God and his son, and to the just men's spirits made perfect; for it is the spiritual birth, heavenly Jerusalem's children, that sees these things and knows them; that which is born of the flesh is flesh, and may know fleshly things, and that which is born of the spirit is spirit, and knows spiritual things.
John in the Revelation saw the great holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God, out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband, having the glory of God; and her light was like unto a precious stone, and the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, nor of a candle, for the glory of God does enlighten it, and the lamb is the light thereof.
This heavenly Jerusalem is and was the mother of all those who receive Christ, who gives them power to become the sons of God, and those who believe in the light are the children of the light, and walk in the light of their mother, new Jerusalem.
And you may read how this new Jerusalem is garnished with pearls, figuratively, and there is written on the wall the names of the twelve tribes, and twelve apostles, and of the lamb; the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day, for there shall be no night there.
So here you may see there is no night here, but always day, in the holy city, new and heavenly Jerusalem, that is from above. All the children of the light, and that are born of the spirit from above, see it their mother; and the nations of those who are saved shall walk in the light of this city, new Jerusalem, that is from above. And all Jerusalem's children, that have overcome, have right to the tree of life, and drink of the water of life in this new and heavenly Jerusalem.
And in this heavenly Jerusalem there shall be no more curse, and none that are defiled enter into it, but those who are written in the lamb's book of life. And he that overcomes said Christ, ‘I will make a pillar in the house of my God, and he shall go no more out, and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God; and I will write upon him my new name.’
Here you may see New Jerusalem's children, and the name of God, and the holy city, and the name of Christ written upon them, and their father's name written in their foreheads, that they may know that they are the children of New Jerusalem, and of God and Christ; and they shall see his face, and his name shall be in their foreheads. Rev 22:4, 3:12. ‘He that has an ear, let him hear what the spirit said to the churches,’ heavenly Jerusalem's and Zion's children. And therefore all that are born of the spirit, the children of the light, that believe in Christ, and receive him, their mother is new and heavenly Jerusalem; and this spiritual birth cannot own any mother below this new and heavenly Jerusalem.
All heavenly Jerusalem's new born babes are nourished with the sincere milk of the word; and the bondwoman's children, that are born after the flesh, persecute new and heavenly Jerusalem's children, that are born after the spirit. The bondwoman's children are in slavery, but Jerusalem's children, which is from above, are free and give glory to the Lord God over all for evermore.
So new and heavenly Jerusalem brings forth a new and heavenly generation, a spiritual household, heavenly and spiritual citizens, and a royal priesthood, that offer up living and spiritual sacrifices.
And in the apostles' days, before the apostasy, all the true believers and followers of Christ, had Jerusalem that was above for their mother. But since the apostles' days, in the apostasy the outward christians have gone into many sects, and they have got many mothers, and by law they force others to them. But those who are brought out of the night of apostasy, by the light, power, and spirit of Christ Jesus, have come to new and heavenly Jerusalem;
these cannot acknowledge any of the outward Christians' mothers, whom have been set up [invented] since the apostles' days. These invented mothers of Christians are below heavenly Jerusalem, which is from above, in whom there is neither sect nor schism, rent nor division, contest nor strife, for no unclean thing comes into it.
And the Lord said, ‘Behold, I create new heavens, and a new earth, and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.’ Isaiah saw this by prophecy. Isa 65:17. And John said, ‘I saw a new heaven and a new earth, and the first earth was passed away, and there was no more sea.’ Rev 21:1. And the Lord said, ‘Behold I create Jerusalem a rejoicing and her people a joy, and I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people, and the voice of weeping and crying shall be heard no more in her.’
Is not this heavenly Jerusalem that Isaiah prophesied of? Isa 65:18-19. And is not this the heavenly Jerusalem that John saw in Revelation? 21:2-4. This new and heavenly Jerusalem that is above, it shines over all the nations, for the nations of those who are saved walk in the light of it, where it is always day, and there is no night there, for the Lord God and the lamb is the light of it, in which light the nations of those who are saved walk.
Natural men may know natural sciences, and the natural tongues and languages, and the natural arts, and natural philosophy; for the natural Jews and Pilate could set their natural tongues, which began at Babel, over Christ, and yet crucify him.
The whore of Babylon and confusion,* the mother of harlots, she has power over the natural tongues, which have whored from the spirit of God [to love of the world], and so these natural men, with these natural things, that know nothing, but follow their own spirits, and see not the things of God, they are foolishness to them; but God is pouring his spirit upon all natural men, upon all flesh, that with his spirit they may know the things of God, and serve and worship him in spirit and truth, and know heavenly Jerusalem their mother, with the spirit that God pours upon them.
*[Fox says that Babylon means confusion. Certainly we can witness the confusion of Babylon, as most of us have walked through the false churches, perplexed, confused, and fooled, until we began to clearly see the lies, one by one; until the number of lies, and the severity of the lies drove us out, seeking truth. For the lies justify the love of the world, being a whorish spirit from God with other lovers. The elect cannot stand to listen to lies and so have come out of her.]
John saw the mother of harlots drunk with the blood of the saints and martyrs of Jesus, and their blood was found in the mother of harlots, the mystery Babylon, the false church. And were not these saints, martyrs of Jesus, and prophets, of heavenly Jerusalem's children, whose blood was and is found in the mother of harlots, the false church, the mystery Babylon? Rev 17:6,18:24.
He that was born after the flesh, persecuted him that was born after the spirit, even so it is now,Gal 4:29 ; and the children of new Jerusalem, that is above, and is your mother, they and their mother never persecuted any. But the mother of mystery Babylon, and of harlots, she and her harlots were and are the persecutors, in whom is found the blood of the righteous, ‘the free born children of Jerusalem from above.’
How all nations may see with the light, the life in Christ, him the great mountain that fills the whole earth.
Concerning the stone cut out of the mountain without hands, spoken of in Daniel 2 which dashed to pieces the image whose head was fine gold, which was Nebuchadnezzar's and the Babylonian's monarchy, and should dash to pieces the breast and arms of silver, which was the Medes' and Persians' monarchy, and likewise it should dash to pieces the belly and thighs of brass, which was the Grecians' monarchy, and the legs of iron, and his feet part of iron and part of clay, which was the Roman's monarchy.
So all these four monarchies were but one image, the head was gold, and the breast and arms silver, and the belly and thighs brass, and his legs iron, and his feet part of iron and part of clay; and this same stone, cut out of the mountain, brake the image of iron, clay, silver, brass, and gold to pieces, and they became like unto the chaff of the summer threshing floor, and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them.
So here was the end of these four monarchies, and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. Dan 2:31-35.‘And in the days of these kings, (or four monarchies), shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to others, but it shall consume and destroy all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end.' Dan 2:44.
Now is not this stone Christ, that becomes a great mountain, and fills the whole earth? And did not he come in the day of these four monarchies, who dashed them to pieces, and set up his kingdom? And did not Christ say, when he was come, ‘My kingdom is not of this world?’ and also did not he say, ‘All power in heaven and earth is given unto me?’
Now Christ's kingdom is an everlasting kingdom that shall never be destroyed, but shall stand forever, and his kingdom stands in righteousness, and power, and peace, and joy in the holy ghost; and Christ said to Nicodemus, ‘Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God;’ and again, he said to him,
‘Except a man is born again of water, and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.’ John 3:3-5. And also the apostle said, ‘that none that is defiled or unclean shall enter into the kingdom of God and Christ; and the natural man knows not the things of God, they are foolishness to him.’
So this everlasting kingdom of God, which was set up above sixteen hundred years ago, shall never have end, for no unclean or defiled person can enter into it, nor none can see it, nor enter into it, except they are born again of water and of the spirit;
this everlasting kingdom stands and remains over all, and the unclean and defiled cannot enter into it, and those who are not born again cannot enter into it, nor see it, so they are not like to destroy this everlasting kingdom, it remains firm, and will never have an end; though the unclean and defiled, and those who are not born again do not see it; yet John said in Rev 1:9, he was ‘in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ.’
And the apostles told the saints, ‘That they were delivered from the power of darkness, and translated into the kingdom of his dear son.’ Col 1:13. And was not this while they were upon the earth? So these were born again; and Christ said, ‘The law and the prophets were until John,’ and he was the greatest prophet born of a woman, 'but the least in the kingdom is greater than John;’ and since John Baptist preached, men pressed into the kingdom, and those are those who are born again, and have the spiritual eye that see the end of the prophets and John, that see Christ's everlasting spiritual kingdom, and press into it.
Now Christ is the stone that became the great mountain, and fills the whole earth, (mark, the whole earth), ‘and none shall hurt nor destroy in my holy mountain, said the Lord.’ Isa 65:25. And this is the mountain of the house of the Lord, that is established on the top of all mountains, and exalted above the hills. Isa 2:2, Mic 4:1.
Now Christ this mountain, filling the whole earth; you may say, what, does it fill Asia, Africa, Europe, and America, and the east, west, north, and south? I say yes, Christ this mountain fills the whole earth, and he enlighten everyone that comes into the whole world; ‘for in him was life, and this life was the light of men.' John 1:9.4.
This was the true light which enlightens everyone that comes into the world, and that everyone with this true light, the life in Christ, both in Asia, Europe, Africa, and America, both east, west, north, and south, that is come into the world. I say with this divine light, the life in Christ, they may see Christ, the mountain, in their own country, which fills the whole earth, for the light shines in their hearts, to give the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ Jesus. 2 Cor 4:6. And Christ said, ‘Believe in the light, that you may become children of the light.’
John 12:36. So the light, which is the life in Christ, gives the knowledge of him in all places, who is the mountain that fills the whole earth, for the light is the life in Christ, that great glorious mountain, and those who believe in the light, the life in Christ, and are become children of the light, they see this everlasting glorious kingdom, and enter into it, and so are the children of the kingdom of God and Christ.
The Lord said, speaking of Christ, ‘I have set my king upon my holy hill of Zion, or upon Zion, the hill of my holiness. Ask of me, and I will give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for your possession: you shall break them with a rod of iron, and dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel. Be wise therefore now, O you kings! be you instructed you judges of the earth! serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling; kiss the son least he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in him.’
How can the kings be wise, and the judges instructed, and kiss the son, and keep in his way, and trust in him, but by believing in his divine light, which is the life in Christ? Now Christ with his divine light, does inherit the heathen, and possess the utmost parts of the earth who receive him; but the wrath of the lamb is turned against those who practice evil, and hate the light, which is his life. Then he dashes them to pieces, like a potter's vessel, and they perish from him the way. Therefore all must believe in the light, which is the life in Christ, the great mountain that fills the whole earth.
Here, in this mountain the Lord will teach them his ways; and so the knowledge of the Lord shall cover the earth as the waters covers the sea. God's and Christ's everlasting kingdom is over all, and from generation to generation, and the scepter of his kingdom, is a righteous scepter, and he rules in the kingdoms of men; for by him kings rule, and princes decree justice; and his seed I will make endure forever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
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