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We have available today the immediate revelation and leadership of the Holy Spirit. It is this leadership rather than conscience that we as Friends are obligated to follow. Conscience may be a poor standard as it operates in accord with our own subjective beliefs and may be wrong. Our problem is to "try the spirits" to be sure the spirit we are following is truly the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is of God and cannot be wrong. The Bible is our ultimate test because the leadership of the Holy Spirit must be in accord with God's Written Word. The Bible, as originally inspired and written, is absolute in its veracity and authority.
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Hinshaw, Kelsey E., "The Sign of Jonah" (1958). Historical Quaker Books. 72.