Beliefs Of Puritans And Quakers

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Paul Nguyen

The Beliefs of the Puritans And Quakers

The first of Puritan belief were in predestination. Puritans believed that belief in Jesus

and taking the sacraments could not alone effect one's salvation; one cannot choose

salvation, for that is the privilege of God alone. All features of salvation are determined

by God's sovereignty, including choosing those who will be saved and those who will

receive God's irresistible grace.


        Quaker beliefs are a little hard to quantify, since Quakers do not believe in having

a fixed Creed or Dogma, but rather in seeking for the leadings of God within themselves.

Doctrines of Jesus' deity and the virgin birth are nonessential and not accepted as fact.

Primacy of "feelings" over scripture as source of testing doctrine.All other religions and

beliefs are correct and of equal value.
The first of Puritan belief were in predestination. Puritans believed that belief in Jesus

and taking the sacraments could not alone effect one's salvation; one cannot choose

salvation, for that is the privilege of God alone. All features of salvation are determined

by God's sovereignty, including choosing those who will be saved and those who will

receive God's irresistible grace.


        Quaker beliefs are a little hard to quantify, since Quakers do not believe in having

a fixed Creed or Dogma, but rather in seeking for the leadings of God within themselves.

Doctrines of Jesus' deity and the virgin birth are nonessential and not accepted as fact.

Primacy of "feelings" over scripture as source of testing doctrine.All other religions and

beliefs are correct and of equal value.


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