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What did George Fox mean by "inner light" and how does it differ from the mainstream "illumination of the scripture" by the Holy Spirit?

It has to be remembered that George Fox grew up in a day of formal and dead religion , ruled over by an exalted clergy who were paid by enforced tithing upon the general populace. He discovered true ...
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Similarities and differences between Christian Mysticism and the Charismatic movement?

Some overlap but not fully. To understand how the Reformers and the Puritans opposed the fanatics, we must be clear. In their minds, at the root the following guide is helpful: Anything that makes a ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

Book of Beginnings Genesis is a good place to "begin" a study of personal relationship. And it is here that we find the Creator God fellowshipping with His creatures He has made. From the ...
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Has Protestant Christianity established a list of essential attributes defining a "personal relationship" between a human and God?

Last question first. (1) Is there an establish list of essential attributes in Protestant Christianity defining a 'personal relationship' between a human and God? Since Protestantism consists of a ...
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Has the LDS Church established a list of essential attributes defining a "personal relationship" between a human and God?

Yes, though most of it is awareness and communication focused and there is the added complexity of long distance relationship thrown in. Below are several articles with lists on how to build a ...
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Has Protestant Christianity established a list of essential attributes defining a "personal relationship" between a human and God?

It has been my observation and experience that the concept of a "personal relationship" with God, as it is often preached today, is a thing born out of the Revivalist movement. It centers ...
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Has Protestant Christianity established a list of essential attributes defining a "personal relationship" between a human and God?

You're right that relationships with both humans and God involve awareness and communication, but saying it's fundamental that relationships need interactivity beyond communication betrays a quite ...
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Has Catholicism established a list of essential attributes defining a "personal relationship" between a human and God?

Instead of "personal relationship" (a commonly used Protestant phrase), Catholics would say "friendship" or "charity". John 15:15: I will not now call you servants: […] ...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  And what concord hath Christ with Belial?...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

In the beginning, God created Adam from inorganic material (the 'dust of the ground') and breathed into him. It doesn't get more personal than that. Then God gave Adam the best possible instruction (...
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What is the Biblical basis for Christians having a "personal relationship" with Jesus/God?

There are some verses that speak to this issue. John 14:23, "Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and WE will come to him, ...
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