Quakers strive To Live A life lives that Are Guided By A Direct Encounter With The Divine, More Than By Teachings About The Divine. Quaker Terms for The Holy Included God, The seed, The Light Within, Among others.
What Do Quakers Believe?
We believe that every person is loved and guided by God. Broadly speaking, we affirm that "there is that of God in everyone." Everyone is known by God and can know God in a direct relationship. We are called to attend to this relationship and to be guided by it. Quakers use many words to describe the Divine. Some of them include God, the Light Within, Christ, Spirit, Seed and Inward Teacher.
Are Quakers Christian?
The Quakers' way has deep Christian roots that form our understanding of God, our faith, and our practices. Many Quakers consider themselves Christian, and some do not. Many Quakers today draw spiritual nourishment from our Christian roots and arrive to follow the example of Jesus. Many other Quakers draw spiritual sustenance from various religious traditions, such as Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and the nature religions.