International Peace Mission Movement
A silent slideshow presentation of many images of MOTHER DIVINE, originally prepared for observances following Her Transcendence on March 4, 2017. The Holy Day commemorating the Event reminds us to “March Forth!” in aspiration of FATHER’s Mind and Spirit. MOTHER DIVINE is the Perfectly Victorious Christ-Like Sample and Example for all humanity.
“And MOTHER DIVINE, as She is known to be, shall be called Blessed by all nations of the earth. …So then I say… the Virginity and the Virtue of MOTHER DIVINE, it is to be revered and admired. Not only so, but to be visualized and reproduced and materialized; for that which She has brought to fruition is your privilege to be partakers of the same, for as She said, “Love is not confined nor bound to a personality, it is not confined nor bound to an individuality.” I am teaching and have taught MY Spotless Virgin Bride how to transcend personality and individuality and revel in the glorious liberty of the reality of GOD ALMIGHTY, with victory over all materialization and over all mortality. I often think of how some have said, “What is going to become of you all when FATHER DIVINE goes?” Since I am Omnipresent and Ever-Present, I have nowhere to go.”
~FATHER DIVINE, 29 March, 1951~
Here’s a recent, well done short video produced for Radnor Stuido 21 Public Access TV by someone who attended the annual Woodmont Trek held last Saturday (February 16, 2019).
NOTE: the questions raised by the visitor at the beginning are not in fact, as he asserts, without answers. Firstly, Woodmont was not purchased by a single wealthy Follower and donated to FATHER DIVINE. Woodmont was purchased collectively by Palace Mission Church and has since then always been collective Church property. FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE held no significant Personal property. The Peace Mission was built as a democratic cooperative comprised of six Church organizations (each of which once had many Extensions). Today, three of those six Churches remain operational. As always, each of them is governed in all practical, administrative matters by a democratically elected Board of Officers and Trustees, which for each of the three include standard offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer. These Officers are elected by Church Members on an annual basis. The Churches’ operating budgets today are a legacy of past prudence, and when one considers the fact that the Peace Mission operated hundreds of successful businesses and owned or still owns prime real estate, there is really no “mystery” about funding. It was and remains true that the Peace Mission does not solicit or accept donations. Followers do not experience FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE as an absence, but as an Eternal Presence, and within a democratic economic cooperative governed by THEIR Mind and Spirit, there is no need for clergy or embodied spiritual leaders. The Peace Mission is egalitarian and does not recognize clergy. As it always was, the Peace Mission is truly a democracy under GOD, FATHER DIVINE. This Teaching has always proclaimed the EVER-PRESENCE and UNIVERSAL DIRECT ACCESSIBILITY of GOD, Who is the Source of All Guidance and the Answer to Every Problem.
What is Americanism, or, in other words America? It is the amalgamation of all nations, languages, tongues and people! We, the American people, as we consider ourselves to be, consist of all nations from the different languages, tongues and peoples, and we recognize the amalgamation to be the summation of humanity as a sample and as an example. Therefore, I consider America being the amalgamation of all nations!
It brings us back to the original quotation of the Scripture, according to the King James Version of the Bible:
Out of one blood GOD formed all nations of men for to dwell upon the face of the whole, earth.
I do not feel that we are in our right place segregated and isolated; but, to the extreme reverse, when we are amalgamated and unified together, as was by the Creator in the creation, according to the historians – GOD formed all nations of men to dwell upon the face of the whole earth out of the one blood and according to same, I see that we must bring all peoples back together and bring an abolition to all division and segregation among the nations!
There are many of the African descendants and abstractions of the African nationalities seem to think that amalgamation is not the real thing, or not the great essential; but to bring an end to all divisibility we must unite together individually, severally, collectively, nationally, and, thence internationally, for,
As with an individual, so with a nation; and as with a nation, so with all nations!
I AM looking forward to see the time that all of the nations or nationalities universally will be so consolidatedly united and amalgamated there will be no sense or trace of division among them characteristically, politically, socially and otherwise!
It is a privilege to realize that this is the hope of the redemption of the nations to unify and bring an end to all divisibility!
There are some of all nations and all tribes and all people that are somewhat inclined to be selfish, in MY Opinion, with a tendency to care for self especially, and refuse to recognize their fellow brother that seems to be another. But how marvelous it will be when we will be able to amalgamate universally and internationally and bring an end to all divisibility among the nations, as well as among individuals!
So Americanism, Christianity, Democracy, Judaism and, as you say, Africanism, as a part of the great universal scheme of things, will eventually be established, whether it may be in the name of Africanism, Americanism or Christianity, or what not it will be the selfsame unified brotherhood of man established and all peoples will eventually realize they are all one family brotherhood, representing one family!
So that is what we look forward to and expect to see that this is established throughout the universe, and there will be no more warfare and bloodshed, but the distribution and the advancement of knowledge and understanding, skill and ability and increase for the benefit of all peoples universally! That is MY Plan and Purpose.
October 10, 1951 A.D.F.D.