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THE

WORKS

OF

IS A AC PENINGTON,

A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL

IN THE

SOCIETY OF FRIENDS.

FOURTH EDITION,

INCLUDING HIS COLLECTED LETTERS.

VOL. III.

PHILADELPHIA:
FOR SALE AT FRIENDS' BOOK STORE,

No. 304 ARCH STREET.

1863.

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CONTENTS.

Page.

Some things of great Weight and Concernment to all

1

A Question to the Professors of Christianity

21

Some Queries concerning Christ and his Appearances

41

Some Propositions and Considerations concerning Church Worship 59

The sounding of Bowels towards thee, O England

64

A Faithful Guidance to the Principle and Path of Truth

66

Some Questions and Answers from the Tenth Chapter of John

72

To Such as are not satisfied with a Profession, without the true Life 78

Concerning applying the Promises

83

A Postscript concerning Deceit and being Deceived

87

A Brief Account of my soul's travel towards the Holy Land

89

Some Things relating to Religion, proposed to the Royal Society 97

Concerning the Ground of Certainty and Assurance in Religion 100

Of Tenderness of Spirit, and Persecution

104

A Query concerning Separation

101

Concerning the Washing away of Sin from the Conscience

106

Questions and Answers concerning the Church of the New Covenant 109

Some Queries to Professors who speak of high Attainments

116

Of the Church in its pure, declining, and declined state, and recovery 119

The Way of Salvation in the Covenant of Life Opened

142

Some Queries concerning the New Covenant

155

An Exhortation to all People, especially the desolate and distressed 157

A Visit of tender and upright Love to Professors who are sincere 161

A Brief Account of the ground of Certainty and Satisfaction, &c. 174

A Question answered about the way of knowing the Motions, &c. 177

Somewhat touching the Gospel Rest, or Sabbath

185

Some Queries to Such as Complain of want of Power to become, &c. 188

Postscript contnining more Queries concerning the New Covenant 195

An Inquiry after Truth and Righteousness, and after the People, &c. 199

Some Queries on the Fifty-fourth Chapter of Isaiah

202

The Holy Truth and People Defended, in answer to a letter, &c. 207

The Ancient principle of Truth, or the Light within, asserted

257

An appeal to God's witness in all Consciences

280

Naked Truth, or truth nakedly Manifesting itself

297

Some Experiences added

328

A Few Words concerning the true Christ, how certainly known 302

A Few Words in Love and good-will to my native Country

364

The Flesh and Blood of Christ in the Mystery, and in the Outward 367

A Brief Account concerning the People called Quakers

883

Page

A Few Words concerning the way of Peace

389

Postscript concerning the Sufferings of the People called Quakers 393

An Exhortation to true Christianity

397

To the Jews Natural, and to the Jews Spiritual

401

A Few Words to England, my native Country

423

Three Queries upon three verses of the Forty-sixth Psalm

426

Concerning the true Church and Ministry under the Gospel

428

Some Questions Answered concerning the Lamb's War

432

Some Sensible, weighty Queries concerning some things very sweet, &c. 441

Postscript containing some Queries on Isaiah 1. 10, 11.

450

The Everlasting Gospel and its blessed Effects Testified to

453

LETTERS.

To Nathaniel Stonar

459

Catharine Pordage

464 492

Catharine Pordage and another

468

471 484 536 553 554 556 557

Widow Hemmings

474 483 491

Thomas and Ann Mudd

477

Colonel Kenrick

479

Elizabeth Stonar

487

My dear, suffering Friends in Scotland

493

His Brother Arthur

495

Sir William Armorer (so styled)

498

Lady Conway

500 522

James Eeles

502

Dulcibella Laiton

504

Thomas Walmsley

506

George Winkfield

507

Sir William Drake (so styled)

509

The Women's Meeting of Friends in the Truth at J Mannock's 512

those Persons that drink of the waters at Astrop Wells

514

One who sent a Message to him from Astrop Wells

517

The Women Friends that meet at Armscot in Worcestershire 519

S. W.

521 524

M. Hiorns

528

Sarah Elgar

530

William Rolls

631

the Poor among Friends who are relieved by Charity, &c. 532

Sarah Bond

533

My dear Friends in the Truth at Lewes

E.

539

Ä near Kelative

541

Richard Roberts

543

, the Independents at Canterbury

544

Francis Pordage

546

In 'reply to an Answer of J. H. to somewhat written on behalf of Truth 548

To Bridget Atley

550

Abraham Grimsden

552

Ruth Palmer

561

,, Joseph Wright

566

SOME

THINGS

OF

GREAT WEIGHT AND CONCERNMENT TO ALL,

BRIEFLY OPENED AND HELD FORTII FROM A TRUE SENSE

AND UNDERSTANDING,

FOR THE HEALING OF THE RUINS AND BREACHES, WHICH THE

EXEMY OY MANKIND HATH MADE IN MEX'S SOULS,

AS I.

Some Assertions concerning the Principle and

Way of LIFE.

II. Some further Directions to Christ, the Principle and

Fountain of Lies.

III. The End of Christ's Manifestation, his Salvation and

whom he saves.

IV.

Three Questions answered, concerning Justification.

V.

Of the pure, constant, eternal, unchangeable

Nature of God's Truth.

Written in the time of my confinement in Aylesbury, when Love was

working in me, and the Life of God in me travailing and wrestling with the Lord for the salvation of others.

BY ISAAC PENINGTON.

Vol. III.-1

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