Author Archives: Ellis Hein

About Ellis Hein

I am a woodturner and the author of The Woodturner's Project Book. I have a life-long interest in the gospel preached by George Fox and the early Quakers. You can see some of my material on that subject at http://nffquaker.org/profiles/blog/list?user=1zw2th7nj9p89.

Why? Part 1, the Fundamental Theorem of Our Existence

By the time we reach adulthood, asking “why?” has been beaten out of us, either by intent or by circumstance. But of all the characteristics of children, this insatiable questioning forms the basis of entering into the kingdom of God. Why? Continue reading

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Salvation: Part IV

In this relationship of revelation and response we are made living beings, we are taught what to do and what to leave alone, which amounts to being taught how to continue to be living beings. In this relationship we are clothed in the light and life. Continue reading

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Salvation: Part III

“And in all things we found the light which we were enlightened withal, (which is Christ,) to be alone and only sufficient to bring to life and eternal salvation; and that all who did own the light in them which Christ hath enlightened every man withal, they needed no man to teach them, but the Lord was their teacher, by his light in their own consciences, and they received the holy anointing.”
This statement says it all. Continue reading

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Salvation: Part II

In Part I, I looked at some of the writings of Paul and considered what they had to say concerning man’s problem and God’s solution (salvation) to that problem. I noted Paul’s statement that man’s problem is death and God’s … Continue reading

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Salvation: Part I

The fool who says in his heart, “There is no God,” is the one who behaves independent of or indifferent to this relationship of dialog regardless of what professions come out of the mouth. Continue reading

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The Bush Is Still Burning

When Moses went to see the bush that burned but wasn’t consumed, God spoke saying, “Take off your shoes. The ground you are standing on is holy ground.” The bush is still burning. God is still calling. Are your shoes off or on? Continue reading

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Through the Lens of Passover: Part 11

Who is Jesus and how does he save mankind? Does man’s salvation depend upon an actively present Christ? These questions are bound up in our understanding of what Jesus accomplished by his crucifixion and resurrection. Continue reading

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Through the Lens of Passover: Part 10

The final chapters of the book of John provide us with critical insights into the nature and obligations of being made alive Continue reading

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Through the Lens of Passover: Part 9

Where the teaching of Christendom, in general, has placed salvation in Jesus’ crucifixion, the book of John points to a living relationship of hearing and following the voice of Jesus today as the source of life and salvation. Continue reading

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Through the Lens of Passover: part 8

“So now Christ is come, and you that are called christians will confess him; but how does he exercise his offices in you, or amongst you?” (George Fox)
In this post, I discuss the role of Christ as shepherd in bringing life to the sheep. Continue reading

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