WHAT IS SPIRITUALISM?

Personal Responsibility

This is a major doctrinal difference between Spiritualism and orthodox religions. The basis of the Christian religion rests on the belief that Jesus died on a cross to save us from our sins. This we most strongly repudiate. Jesus was put to death by crucifixion for political reasons. This was the then normal method of execution for most offences including robbery. The Jewish priests were afraid He would usurp their power through his teaching and healing and the Romans that he might raise a rebellion against them "He stireth up the people".

Spiritualism asserts that no one can save us from our wrong doing but ourselves. Man through his conscience knows the difference between right and wrong and is given free will to choose which road he will take. No one, be he religious or an atheist can escape the consequences of his own mistakes. God does not sit in judgement over us, we have to be our own judges.

What the church calls sin we regard as the violation of the divine natural laws, made by God, which Paul interpreted when he wrote "Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap." Man alone has to atone for his sins and not shirk his responsibilities.

"Reproduced with kind permission of Mexborough Spiritualist Church"