|The Plain, Simple Truth
of Modern Spiritualism
"Shall we come down to the plain
simple truth, that the phenomenal aspects of Modern Spiritualism
reproduce all the essential principles of the Magic, Witchcraft, and
Sorcery of the past?" he questions. "The same powers are
involved…the same intelligences are operating."—J.J. Morse,
Practical Occultism, 1888. (Italics supplied.)
It was perhaps still early, but spirit
power was indeed moving in, preparing itself for its leading role in
alliance with the major religious powers on earth.
Inasmuch as pure devil power is the
driving force behind spiritualism, and is the same power that used to
operate the "magic, witchcraft, and sorcery of the past," we
may well speak of an amalgamation of spiritualism, Roman Catholicism and
apostate Protestantism; a triumvirate where outright devil power works
side by side and in complete harmony with the two other religious groups—all
sharing the same cloak of godliness.
Other Bible prophecies can be quoted
here to support this identification.
Not everything accomplished today with
spirit power is officially recognized as being the result of such
supernatural interference. Scientific sounding names have been attached
to pure spiritualistic projects in an attempt to make them socially and
religiously acceptable. What one psychic calls parapsychology another
one renames psychicology, yet their aims are almost identical, for all
researchers in the field of spiritualists' supernatural phenomena are
engaged in attempting to construct a scientifically acceptable basis for
a belief in a continuous existence of life after death, whether in a
"spirit-sphere" or in the "fifth dimension."
"Parapsychology … brings hope
for world peace, hope for more brotherly relations among men, hope for a
new unity of religious faith," states Dr. Alson J. Smith.
"Doctrine, dogma, and form of organization all become secondary to
the witness and the power of the inner, supersensory life.
Parapsychology will help unify Christendom by emphasizing that
super-normal element that all denominations have in common and
minimizing those devisive elements that have their root in time
obsession."—Religion and the New Psychology, 1951, pages
Even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the grand
old man behind the Sherlock Holmes mystery novels, was convinced of
this. "The ultimate merit of the revelation, which came in so
humble a shape," he said, referring to the birth of modern
spiritualism in Hydesville, New York, "will be the simplification
of religion, the breaking down of the barriers between the sects, and a
universal creed which will combine the ethics of real Christianity with
direct spiritual communication."—Beware Familiar Spirits,
1938, page 83.
"Spiritualism will sweep the
world," another spokesman asserted, "and make it a better
place to live. When it rules over all the world, it will banish the
blood of Christ. Spiritualism has a mighty mission to fulfill, and
spiritualists are missionaries of this new teaching of the so-called
'Christ-spirit.'"—The Teachings and Phenomena of Spiritualism,
That these budding activities of the
spirit world do not go unnoticed, not even by non-bible students,
becomes obvious when one looks at the pronouncements on world affairs
made as far back as the eventful years surrounding the First World War.
Sir Edward Grey, former British Foreign
Secretary, spoke fearfully of the workings of a strange and mysterious
power in world affairs. In an address to the House of Commons, he said,
"It is really as if in the atmosphere of the world there were some
mischievous influence at work, which troubles and excites every part of
it."—London Times, Nov. 28, 1911, p. 13.
Another British statesman used almost
the very same words 12 years later. "It would seem as if they were
all bewitched, or laboring under some doom imposed upon them by devils…."
Ramsey MacDonald, former British Prime Minister admitted in 1923.
"People were beginning to feel that there was something devilish in
the operations now going on to increase armies, navies and air
forces."—Quoted in "Disarmament Labour Party's Motion,"
London Times, July 24, 1923, p. 7.
Treacherous Influence of Spirit Power