This is Spiritualism: A New Era for Humanity
by Maurice Barbanell
This is no new teaching. It has been taught through the ages by seers, prophets, saints and mystics. Spiritualism proves it. The purpose of life is not to enrich us materially at the expense of others. If we do, in reality we are the poorest of all – poor in spirit and character.
Opportunities for service come to each one of us, irrespective of our lot or position in life. We can always do good, if we choose, no matter who or what we are. We can be kind to others no matter whether we are princes or paupers.
Spiritualism is the declared enemy of materialism. It proves that man survives death by a natural law of the universe. It provides mankind with a religion founded not on faith, or fear but on knowledge.
Spiritualism demonstrates that God is the “Father” of all people. God is not a Christian, Jew, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Methodist or a Spiritualist. Nor is God even an Englishman, as some people seem to think!
Whether you are orthodox or agnostic, rich or poor, educated or illiterate, a cabinet minister or a crossing sweeper, dictator or peasant, you cannot alter the law of cause and effect as it operates in your life. This is the great message of Spiritualism.
Because you are a spirit you survive death. And because you are a spirit you are alive today. The spirit within you, which causes you to live, is the same spirit that animates every member of every nation, of every race and of every colour. Spiritually, the people of the world are one. Spiritualism reveals the spiritual oneness of all mankind. God has made us all members of one vast spiritual family.
When that fact is understood and applied in human national and international life, war will be driven from the face of the earth. Man will have learned not to kill his spiritual brother.
Properly understood, Spiritualism will become one of the greatest forces for good in the world. When its truths have spread far and wide and the majority of people accept its teachings and regulate their lives accordingly, a new era will dawn for humanity.