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Elias Hicks

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And yet you see the weakness of external evidence-and outward miracles; they were not sufficient to make true believers, or to make the Israelites believe that Jesus was their promised Messiah.

— Elias Hicks

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The fulness of the godhead dwelt in every blade of grass.

— Elias Hicks

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Therefore, don't let sinners take courage to think they will be favoured like the thief on the cross; for we see on the other side, they may be like the hardened one, and reproach death itself.

— Elias Hicks

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You know that we have a great variety of ways to gratify our own desires.

— Elias Hicks

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But if we continue in sin, and rebel and harden our hearts, we shall become so inured and fixed in it, that it will be natural, and we shall choose it from time to time.

— Elias Hicks

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I delight not in spreading any thing mysterious, for I consider it all lost time; but the things that all of us can see and know if we will.

— Elias Hicks

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It was of the greatest moment, and consequence, that they should believe in him when he came, for they could receive no benefit from him without believing him to be their Messiah.

— Elias Hicks

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Just as a son, to be a son of man, must be of the same nature and spirit of his father; so with the sons of God, and so it will be with all who are born of the spirit of God.

— Elias Hicks

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O that our hearts were enlarged in love to God, that we might turn inward, to the blessed comforter, that the blessed Jesus said the Father would send.

— Elias Hicks

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People talk about revelation, and say it has ceased; but what ignorance it bespeaks, when man knows not the least thing on earth without revelation.

— Elias Hicks

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Hicks was not present when the differences between the meeting houses ended in acrimony and division precipitated by the inability of the Meeting to reach consensus on the appointment of a new clerk required to record its discernment. It was also based on socioeconomic factors with Hicksite Friends being mostly poor and rural and with Orthodox Friends being mostly urban and middle-class. In 1811 Hicks wrote Observations on the Slavery of Africans and Their Descendents and in it he linked the moral issue of emancipation to the Quaker Peace Testimony by stating that slavery was the product of war.

Elias Hicks was the older cousin of the painter Edward Hicks also a Quaker preacher. In his ministry he promoted doctrines that embroiled him and his followers in a controversy which caused the first major schism within the Religious Society of Friends.

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