Orange County Friends Meeting
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Irvine, California

What do Quakers believe about the Bible?

The Bible was very precious to George Fox [the founder of Quakerism], but he saw clearly that to understand the Scriptures they must be read in the same Spirit that inspired those who wrote them. Another early Quaker leader, Robert Barclay, said that the Scriptures are only a declaration of the source and not the source itself. These attitudes are still widely held among today's Quakers. Source