THE RELIGION OF SPIRITUALISM
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Spiritualism is not as is commonly believed, a sinister
cult meeting in darkened rooms to “call up the dead” but an
officially recognised religious movement with its own churches and Ministers,
who possess the same rights and privileges as other religions.
Proof of Survival
Spiritualism is in itself a religion in that it embodies the main ideas
of all religions that there is a life after death, an immortality and
the existence of a God. The difference between Spiritualism and other
religions is the ability through mediumship to provide evidence that man
survives the grave; that is to say certain people called mediums are able
to communicate with those who have passed over, thus furnishing evidence
of their continued existence in another world. Mediums cannot call up
these people as one would a friend on the telephone, they come to us,
but only when they are ready, willing and able so to do.
The philosophy of Spiritualism is based on seven fundamental
1. The Fatherhood of God.
2. The Brotherhood of Man.
3. The Communion of Spirits and the Ministry of Angels.
4. The Continuous Existence of the Human Soul.
5. Personal Responsibility.
6. Compensation and Retribution Hereafter for all the Good or Evil Deeds
done on Earth.
7. Eternal Progress Open to every Human Soul.
Spiritualists are often accused of being atheists or anti-Christian. Spiritualists
are not anti-Christian any more than they are anti-Jewish, anti-Hindu
or anti-Moslem. Spiritualism is a universal religion recognising such
leaders as Buddha, Mohammed, Moses as well as Jesus. Another major difference
between Spiritualism and the orthodox Christian religion is embodied in
our fifth principle, which is Personal Responsibility. We do not accept
that Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins. We hold that no
one can do this but ourselves. We are given free will and the ability
to distinguish between right and wrong and we alone are responsible for
all our thoughts and actions.
God not Vindictive
Further, we do not believe in a vindictive God sitting in judgement over
us. We are our own judges here and now and we shall receive compensation
or retribution for whatever we have done, whether good or bad. Heaven
and Hell are not places to which we are destined to go, but states of
mind of our own creation.
We do not automatically become spiritual when we leave
this world. We shall in fact, retain our earthly characteristics while
the opportunity will be given throughout eternity to make spiritual progress
and so undo any wrongs we committed on earth, for both free will and personal
responsibility will still be with us in the world to come.
We are living in a material age in which orthodox religion
has lost its impact. Any religion therefore which can successfully overcome
this materialist influence must be scientific, and Spiritualism is just
that. It has turned the pious hope of a hereafter into a scientific fact.
The advent of the spirit of man into this world and in the course of time,
his transition to another world is a scientific fact proved by mediumship.
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We do not expect you to accept these things blindly
but we do invite you to prove our claim for yourself.
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