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know the commands of God; that which discovers all these things to im is the light within, which comes from Christ, and brings him to know the covenant of God; they who are kept from the light within, re kept from perfection, and the commands of God, and the covenant f God, and Christ.
P. There can be no reproof for breaking of a law if it were not vritten.'
A. Adam broke the law before it was written, and was reproved.
P. Light within, and watching in that light to bring us to perfection, vill be a vain watch.'
A. None see perfection, nor come to the true watch, but they who ome to the light within, which doth manifest that which must be tood against, and not received; and all watches are vain that are not n the light within, for they will put evil for good, and good for evil; arkness for light, and light for darkness, that watch not in the true ight that shines in their hearts, which makes manifest. P. Let us leave leaning on the light within for direction.'
A. Then you turn yourselves from the apostles' doctrine, the light hat shines in your hearts, to give you the light of the knowledge of the lory of God in the face of Christ Jesus,' 2 Cor. iv. and you turn into larkness from that which should give you the knowledge.
P. “To look to the light within draws us from, or puts us past the blood of the new covenant, and the application of it.'
A. He that sees the new covenant, Christ Jesus, to Jews and Geniles, the covenant of light, which doth enlighten every man that ometh into the world, and the blood of it, he that sees this, his eye
is pened, and he is a believer; for he who sees the blood of Christ and his righteousness, and comes to the blood of Christ who hath enlightned him, comes to life; and no one comes to life, but he who comes to he light which Christ hath enlightened him withal. For in him was ife, and the life was the light of men;" and the light shines in dark less, and the darkness comprehends it not, though all things were made jy him. And they that live in the darkness, hate the light, and do not believe in it, and so they are condemned by the light.
P. That this doctrine, the light within, draws us from Christ.'
A. None come to Christ, nor are drawn unto Christ, but by the light, ind that is within, and gives them to know what they are come from, ind what they are come to, for it gives them the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ Jesus.
As for all thy other works of darkness in thy book, they are not worth mentioning. But as to whose messenger he is, the day doth bring him to light, the witness of God in his conscience shall answer in the day of his condemnation and judgment, who is under the spiritual wickVOL. III.
edness, and in whom are the high places of it, who stands against, an denies the doctrine of the light within. The saints and apostles han judged him to be a messenger of satan, a false apostle, a minister of unrighteousness, out of the light, the truth, as you may read in the Corinthians; for the true messengers, ministers, and apostles of Christ Jesus made by the will of God, brought people to the light within, that shines in their hearts, and told them, that the light would give them the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ Jesus.'
Priest Fergison's principles as followeth, who is a teacher in Kent,
confessed to Ambrose Rigge.
P. THAT the scripture was the law and testimony.'
A. This is contrary to the scripture, for the scripture saith, the law is light,' Prov. vi. and the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy: and the law and testimony were before Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the Epistles and Revelations were written, as in Isaiah viji.
P. That the scripture is the rule of life and doctrine, and that: was the word of God.'
A. Adam, Abel, Enoch, Abraham, and the holy men of God, hade rule for their lives before the scripture was written; the spirit was the rule of their lives, that led saints to speak forth scripture. And they that have the scripture, and not the spirit of Christ, are none of his and the Jews had scripture, but wanted the rule of life. Nevertheless the scripture which was given forth from the spirit of God, is profitable for doctrine; and the scriptures of truth are the words of God, learned of God, and not the word; and Christ who was before the scriptures were given forth, by whom the world was made, is the word of God, who fulfilled the words; the scriptures end in him, who was before they were spoken forth.
P. That the scripture is the way to God, and that the scripture Tras the ground of faith.'
A. The ground of faith is Christ; the apostle bids the saints lootu him, who was the author and finisher, not to the scripture, but to Chris the author of their faith, the ground of it. And Abraham, and Enost and Abel had faith before scripture was written: so they who have faits are of Abraham, and they witness Abraham's ground. And the Jens had scriptures, but had not faith, nor the ground: so your faith that hath no other ground but the scriptures, is like unto the Jews. And Christ is the way to God, who was before the scriptures were written
vho fulfils the prophets, Abraham, and David's words. And the Jews ad scriptures, but stood against Christ Jesus the light, the way to God, s all you do that stand against the light. And Abraham, and Abel, and Cnoch had the way to God before the scripture was written, and Christ esus is the way to God. Christ saith, I am the way,' to the Jews who ad the scriptures.
P. That there is no perfection to be attained to, while people live
A. Then by thy doctrine Christ is not attained to while man lives, hich is contrary to the apostle's and Christ's own doctrine, who said, I in you, and you in me:' and Christ in you the hope of glory. And en none abide in the vine by thy account, which is Christ; and none ear fruit to the glory of God who abide not in the vine, and who bide in the vine, abide in the perfection of God; and thou art contrary
the ministers of Christ, whose work was for the perfecting of the aints. P. That justification and sanctification differs.” A. Justification and sanctification are one; for Christ who is the stification and sanctification is one, and it is thou that differest from im.
P. That the word of faith in the heart, spoken of in Romans x. is ne scriptures.
A. The apostle doth not say so; for many had the scriptures, and ere under the law, and knew not the word of faith, the gift of God. P. He said, “The scripture leads into all truth.? A. This is contrary to scripture; for the scripture saith, the spirit truth shall lead you into all truth;' this is the promise of Christ, and hrist's words. And Abraham and Enoch had their leader, to Christ d to God, before the scripture was given forth. Oh! that ever men could be set up to be teachers, that are so blind concerning the scripres, and receive so many thousand pounds a year for teaching! And e Jews had scriptures, and, as you Christians are now, were not led to all truth; therefore are you all in heaps about them, wanting the irit to lead you into all the truths of them. P. He said, that Christ, and the Father, and the holy ghost, are ot one; but they are three, therefore distinct.' A. This is the denying of Christ's doctrine, who said, 'I and my ather are one;' and the holy ghost proceeds from the Father and the n, and he was conceived by the holy ghost, and they are all one, d not distinct, but one in unity; that which comes out from him, ads the saints into all truth, (that ever was given forth from the spirit
truth,) and so up unto God the Father of truth, and so goes back ain from whence it came.
P. It is blasphemy to say the son is one with the Father, and not distinct from him.'
A. The Father and the son are one, the son is in the Father, and the Father in the son, so that which is in him, is not distinct from him; and they blaspheme that say the son is not in the Father, and deny Christ's doctrine.
P. He said, The Father is a distinct incommunicable being from the son, and the son a distinct incommunicable being from the Father, and the holy ghost a distinct incommunicable being from the son.'
A. The son is one, and in unity with the Father, and not ditinct, but equal, and thought it not robbery. The holy ghost is in unity with the son and the Father, which proceeds from them, and they are one in unity, and not distinct. Thy doctrine is dross, and you priests are not fit to judge in such things as they are, they are too weighty, and too heavy for you.
P. He affirmed, that the scripture is the power of God, and that the scripture is the gospel.'
A. The power of God led them that spoke forth the scriptures; and the power of God is Christ, and the power of God endures for ever; but scripture is writing, and doth not; and the gospel is the power a God, say the scriptures, and they do not say that the scripture is the gospel; for many had that, and witnessed not the glad tidings. Andy thou art here distinct from the ministers of the gospel, and art not a minister of it, which is the power of God, but puts writings for its which power of God was before writings were.
P. He affirmed, that the Father was the Creator, and not God.?
A. This is contrary to the scripture. For in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth;' the Father and God is one, the maker of all things; for God the Father that made the world, saith the apostle, Gal. iv. 6. is one God and Father of all.'
P. He said, that Christ was not his rule, but the scripture was his rule.
A. I do believe thee that Christ is not thy rule; so life is not this rule, wisdom is not thy rule, truth is not thy rule; and so Christ being thy rule, thou art ignorant of scriptures, and knowest themes for he who is the substance of the scriptures, is not thy rule; sota knowest them not, neither art subject to them.
P. He saith, “that God justifieth them that are not sanctified.'
P. And another priest saith, that Christ was not the resurrection of the body.
A. Christ is the resurrection and the life, and the saviour of the body, who brings the creature into the liberty of the sons of God.