Samuel Rundell (1762 - 1848) was a wool-dealer who lived in Liskeard, a small town in southwest England. When young he befriended that worthy elder and “mother in Israel” Catherine Payton (Phillips), whose wisdom and piety no doubt made lasting impressions upon him. As a minister and author, Rundell was particularly concerned to press the necessity of a real and living experience of inward purification by an unreserved obedience to the light or Spirit of Christ working in the heart. Having witnessed its effectual operation in his own soul, he greatly desired to see this scriptural doctrine both upheld amongst his fellow Quakers and more widely known among sincere Christians of every denomination.
Let then every professed Christian be stimulated, not to place his dependence on his being a member of any religious community, but with an anxiety in some degree adequate to the importance of the subject, seek an experiential knowledge of the power of God inwardly revealed; that by submission to its humbling operation, ‘every mountain and hill (of self-exaltation,) may be brought low;’ that so every obstacle to his coming unto Christ, and his partaking of the salvation which is by Him, may be effectually removed.- Samuel Rundell
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A treatise containing valuable observations upon the commencement and progress of the work of grace in the soul, upon the true nature and performance of spiritual worship, and upon the baptism and supper that are essential to the new covenant.