For Quakers what is experienced in
our hearts and minds is more important than anything preached from a
The concept of the Inner Light is the very centre of
Quaker faith. It states that in every human soul there is implanted a
certain element of God's own Spirit or, in the words of John 1:9, "the true
Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world".
For this reason Quakers do not separate religious life and
secular life; all life should be "lived in the spirit".
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