Righteousness Came into its Own, as Our GOD, in All HIS Majesty,
Began the Execution of HIS Re-creational Duty!

FATHER DIVINE'S Righteous Government Platform in its Entirety
Was Introduced into the United States Senate and into the Congressional Record, In 1938 by Senator Allan J. Ellender, of Louisiana During a Filibuster Against The Federal Anti-Lynching Bill.


This article contains the script of the program presented by the Rosebud Choir during Holy Communion Services at the Unity Mission Church, Saturday evening September 12, for the Anniversary of the Dedication and Consecration of Woodmont in 1953 A.D.F.D. by FATHER DIVINE.

Journey To The Heart of Righteousness

FATHER DIVINE, Tarrytown, N. Y.




In the Year of our LORD, GOD, FATHER DIVINE, A.D.F.D. Righteousness came into its own, as our GOD, in All His Majesty, began the Execution of His Re-Creational Duty! Creating and re-creating the souls of men, Implanting the seeds of Righteousness, Justice and Truth within the hearts of them.

For HE says:


"This is the beginning of the re-creation of the world. GOD is the Creator and the Re-Creator. GOD shall re-create a new world in which shall dwell Righteousness in the fulfillment of the Scripture. Aren't you glad? What said the inspirationic prediction of the prophet in the prophetic age?

'Behold, I create a new Heaven and a new earth wherein dwelleth Righteousness,'

". . . I shall not be discouraged until I shall have re-created a new Heaven and a new earth. I AM re-creating here and now . . . I re-create a new Heaven and a new earth wherein dwelleth Righteousness.

". . . Can you not see the significance of the re-creating of the world in Righteousness such as I AM doing, that the children of men might be righteous on the earth plane, that they might come into possession of their rightful inheritance, the earth, for which I Came?" (New Day 11/13/56)

Yes, Righteousness is Marching on in this land, for FATHER DIVINE says that Righteousness is Sink Proof, Righteousness is Death Proof, and Righteousness is Failure Proof! And it's doing GOD'S Work of Wonders on every hand.

And HE also says:


"Civilization advances, hence GOD in Righteousness is marching on in the hearts and lives of the children of men, inspiring them with wisdom, knowledge and understanding, and awakening the sleeping giant that has been lying dormant in the hearts and lives of men. Even though there are those who may not recognize GOD'S Presence and may not realize the Mystery of His Majesty yet it is something among you, criticizing as you may be, you know it is something supernatural.

"You know definitely things could not be as they are had it not been something more than mortal to command. Then I say, 'Righteousness is Marching On!' - - doing My works of wonders in the hearts and lives of men." (New Day 12/5/59)

In the Meekness of a Lamb HE came, yet with all Power within His Hands,
Knowing that His Work of inculcating Righteousness throughout the Universe could not be done by man.
But . . . be not deceived by his Meekness, for behind It lies Invincible Strength,
And HE is eradicating from the lives of men the evils which cause Religious and Political stench!
FATHER DIVINE has entered into fields where man thinks GOD should not be,
Not realizing that GOD came not only for individuals, but also nations, to free!

For is it not written of Him:

'. . . Go ye into all the worlds and preach the gospel to every creature." (St. Mark 16:15)

HE entered into Religion even though the door was shut, and blasphemy and idolatry are easing out of the churches as blood exudes from a cut.

HE has brought the Kingdom of Heaven down from the imaginary sky,
Teaching that through True Christianity, you no longer have to die!
HE has made Christianity Real by being the punch behind the ball,
That rolls into all the worlds of orthodoxy, and it is responding to His Omnipotent Call!
Christian, Jew, Mohammedan, Buddhist, it matters not who,
They all seek this Supreme Substance which makes Religion True!
HE is about His Mighty Mission drawing in His wandering flock,
Making us as True as His Perfect Example, removing every stumbling block.
FATHER DIVINE has instituted Righteousness in Religion
By bringing to mankind Religion in its Purest Form.
For through His Doctrine and Precepts the children of GOD are being reborn!

For it written:

'Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit the fatherless and the widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world." (James 1:27)



"Pure religion is to heal the physical sick and care for the physical destitute. Pure religion is to rescue the perishing and care for the dying. This is My Work and My Mission for which I Came; to institute Pure Religion in every activity of mankind.

"For this cause My Religion of which I AM representing and yours combined under My Teaching, is a religion of Salvation, a religion of Practicality and a Religion of every activity . . . Our private banquet table is the place where we take our daily Communion. That is our system of our religious ritual. This is GOD'S HOLY COMMUNION TABLE! In your churches the ministers and the representatives give the Communion to the immediate members . . . to those who are the partakers of the selfsame faith and profession, or those who wish to partake of the Communion, according to the religious conviction of the respective creed or denomination represented. But here we have our Communion as a daily repast, as a Work and as a Mission sacredly established as something for the sustenance of our bodies and for the benefit of our souls, to keep our bodies and souls together accurately that we might live personally religiously and be true and faithful to our religious conviction personally." (New Day 10/19/57)

Yes, GOD is in the Churches now, man's faith is being renewed,
And the "other fellow" is releasing his hold, as by GOD'S Spirit he is subdued.

For FATHER DIVINE'S Words have gone out:


". . . Now you may go home and tell your teachers and professors and all others, the Pastor said tonight that GOD has got in the Church -- a place where HE could not get in for many years! The story goes, when the little boy asked the LORD about joining that Church, GOD told him, 'If I have been trying to get in the Church for the last fifty years, how do you expect to get in there?' I want to say now, GOD HAS GOT IN THE CHURCH!"

"Everybody should turn out to the Church, some Church of your own Faith and profession, according to your religious conviction! You do not have to come to MINE, especially. If you wish to come you are welcome to do so, but you do not have to come or go to any of our Churches unless you wish to! But GOD is in the Church now, and you will find GOD in most of the Churches now, since HE had a chance to get in the Church! HE could not get His Spirit in the Church years ago, but now GOD has broken that line of demarcation and brought and end to localization and brought an end to divisibility, and united the people together socially and politically, intellectually, morally and otherwise, therefore, that is the inlet for GOD to get in the Church and in Business, Profession, Labor and Trade!" (New Day 9/15/56)

"Should GOD be in politics?" is a question often asked. GOD'S Work is not limited! GOD'S Work is vast!

To this question FATHER DIVINE answers,

"Is it not written of Him:

'For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
'Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.' (Isaiah 9:6,7)





"They have striven to keep the CHRIST completely out of politics, telling you GOD and religious people would not be in politics; in the corruptibleness of the politicians and the wickedness of the wicked; HE would not function in their expression -- but HE came among them to convert them. For this cause I AM and have as much right in politics as I have in the church and really I have more right in politics than I have in the church."

This is GOD'S Administration, and HE is working a work in this day,
Proving to the inhabitants of this world that HE shall Eternally have His Way!
Through GOD'S Divine Guidance our American Documents were formed,
Making them so Perfect, that they cannot be scorned!

The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution with its Bill of Rights and Amendments and to these Documents FATHER DIVINE has added His Righteous Government Platform which was introduced into the United States Senate in 1938 by Senator Allan J. Ellender, of Louisiana, when he said:

"FATHER DIVINE'S Peace Mission Movement met in an international righteous government convention at St. Nicholas Palace in New York City and there established a platform, which is an expansion and detailed enlargement of the movement slogan, 'one for all and all for one, but not for one who's not for all.'

Senator Ellender: That is His slogan. I will read it again:

'One for all and all for one, but not for one who's not for all.'

Senator Ellender: The politico-religious leader himself sent out personal invitations to the President of the United States, many Governors, Senators and Representatives, Mayors, and other officials requesting their attendance. The following is a copy of his letter to President Roosevelt:



"PEACE -- January 6, 1936 A.D.F.D. . . . Special delivery, Registered airmail. Return receipt requested. Hon. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, White House, Washington, D.C. Honorable Sir --

I write as I wish to advise . . .

Senator Ellender: Speaks this 'god' to the President of the United States --


'I write as I wish to advise, I, Rev. M. J. Divine, My Peace Mission Movement and other cooperating Organizations are representing righteousness, justice and truth and have organized a righteous government department in connection with our movement under the Constitution of the United States and in accord with same. We are holding an International Government Convention on the tenth, eleventh and twelfth at the Rockland Palace, One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Street and Eighth Avenue, New York City, and the New Star Casino, One Hundred and Seventh Street, near Park Ave., New York City, and also at the St. Nicholas Palace, 69 West Sixty-six Street, near Eighth Avenue, New York City, on January 10, 11 and 12.

'We do hereby request the honor of your presence and any of your staff to speak on our program at any of these places on any date convenient to you.

'I thank you in advance for your participation in the act of further establishing righteousness, truth and justice for all humanity. I have sent out a general invitation to all of the leading classes of people through the New York Times, Monday the 6th, but, of course, we have sent out some special invitations to some that we consider might be interested in speaking in this great convention, and also to learn to know of our righteous government platform for which we stand, that all who may be concerned might be even as I am . . .'

Senator Ellender stops reading and says: Listen to this --


'. . . for this leaves me well, healthy, joyful, peaceful, lively, loving, successful, prosperous -- . . . lively, loving, successful and happy in spirit, mind and body, and in every organ, muscle, sinew, vein, and bone, and even in every atom, fibre, and cell of my bodily form.

Respectfully and sincerely, I am,

Rev. M. J. Divine, (Better known as Father Divine)'

Senator Ellender: That, Senators, is a letter that the President of the United States received from this 'god' to attend this convention."

(At this time the entire Righteous Government Platform was read and thereby published in the Congressional Record during a filibuster against civil rights legislation.)

GOD Works in a mysterious way, His Wonders to Perform,
For while Senator Ellender thought he was "making fun,"
GOD'S Work was being done!
Because of FATHER DIVINE, we revere our American heritage
Because of FATHER DIVINE, we no longer live in bondage.
Yes, Americanism is practiced in our daily lives,
Old Glory, the Flag of the Free, in our places of worship flies.
FATHER DIVINE said HE came to America
That HE might be called an American True,
And since HE is GOD, the FATHER of All, HE has made us Americans too.
HE gave us a blueprint, how an American citizen to be,
Breaking every barrier that as Americans we might forever be free!





"An American citizen, if he or she is an American citizen, they must produce the spirit and the meaning of the Declaration of Independence, and bring this great Document within them to fruition, and live it and express it vividly before they can be really independent. Unless you are independent, in My Version, you are not a real American citizen. Your citizenry comes forth into expression as you live out the Declaration of Independence in its fullness, and bring the spirit and the meaning of the Declaration of Independence to fruition within you as individuals and be absolutely independent instead of being dependent. In My Opinion, you must also bring the great document of the Constitution of this Country to fruition, and all of its Amendments within you, and become to be the expressers of such a document volitionally and voluntarily, by producing the spirit and the meaning of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and its Amendments combined, and bring both it and the spirit and the meaning of such documents to fruition and express them accurately and scientifically; why, then and only then, are you American citizens." (New Day 10/13/56)

And since YOU Are the FATHER of this Great Democracy,
We salute YOU, FATHER DIVINE, the American of all Americans.

FATHER DIVINE'S Work is not confined to this country alone,
And for this reason unrighteousness in any form in any country HE will not condone.
HE called for the emancipation of the Jews in Germany when
Hitler thought he had the upper hand.
Mussolini received his just reward
When he invaded the Ethiopian's land!
But FATHER DIVINE is working to the end that all people might be free,
Regardless to their so-called race, creed, color or their nationality.
HE said that it could not be done by the bullet neither by the ballot,
But it is through His Holy Spirit that HE shall accomplish it!
And as through His Holy Spirit millions have received Liberty.
Through the recognition of His Deity millions more shall receive the Victory.
FATHER DIVINE has long since called for the same rights for all,
Saying equal rights will not do,
And HE has Sacrificed His Body over and over again
To put this issue through!





"You know you have heard quite a bit about having the Equal Rights, but I say, we shall have the SAME RIGHTS, for that system of so-called equal rights, it has been just as far from the SAME RIGHTS as the East is from the West, but,

'We shall have the SAME RIGHTS, not only Equal but the Same; Side by side, we shall ride in the Same Car, Bus and Train!'

" This, we declared many years ago and I presented My Body as a Living Sacrifice thirty- two times in the hands of lynch mobs to redeem mankind in this world from inhumanity, from vice and crime . . . A good many people did not even know that that which is deemed or had been called Equal Rights was not the SAME RIGHTS. There was division, there was strife and inequality. As long as there is division or strife and inequality it is not the SAME RIGHTS. Even our Bill of Rights has been used selfishly and discriminatorily and not democratically and evangelically. Everyone shall live eventually in peaceful and quiet resting places where no man will be able to make you ashamed, for I have brought an end to localization. Localities and vicinities have no barriers for ME. Aren't you glad? And they will have no barriers for you. If every American citizen will live soberly, Righteously and Godly and be decent, orderly and respectable, I will give you the same rights all others have to live in any vicinity and in any district and locality as others do, and give you the same rights to life, liberty and the reality of happiness the same as we have it here jurisdictionally. Not only so, but we will bring an end to that line of demarcation -- a complete abolition to the line of demarcation." (New Day 6/1/63)

HE is putting down aggression, savagery and brutality in our land,
Establishing the Fatherhood of GOD and bringing about the Universal Brotherhood of man.
And through the recognition of the Actual Presence of GOD our FATHER,
Peace shall forever reign,
For HE is surely able to accomplish the mission for which HE came;
To bring about Peace on Earth where wars shall no more prevail,
For in any Righteous Endeavor, GOD'S Spirit will not let it fail!
FATHER DIVINE, Your words shall not return unto YOU void,
And through the working of Your Spirit all doubts and fears are being destroyed.

FATHER, Your Words to us are:



"If you follow the leading of the Spirit, and follow in the trail of it, this Peace which I AM stressing -- although it may sound fanatical, it will lead all of you out of war, and I will lead you away from all confusion. Aren't you glad? Without the 'legalization' of My Mission, I will emancipate all humanity from wars, race riots and confusion, if they will allow ME to emancipate them, and if they will follow My Leading as I teach them . . . what is war less than a curse? It is nothing less, nothing more than a curse. It is a curse to all humanity! It is a curse to civilization. It is a curse to the human intelligence; much more it would be a curse to the light and the understanding of this advanced Spiritual civilization, which I AM representing. Therefore, you shall be saved from the curse, the curse of war, the curse of everything else, if you follow ME harmoniously. As Moses led the 'the Children of Israel' victoriously out of confusion, out of bondage and out of Egypt completely, even so will the Spirit lead you victoriously and GOD Alone will be the Master of your destiny and the Controller of your fate.

"Now, whether men say War or Peace with you it would be immaterial, for GOD has declared PEACE and man may try to declare war, but I have declared Peace. Aren't you glad? I AM daily declaring Peace and as you go you declare Peace and Peace on earth, Good will to man will go forth conquering and to conquer, and GOD Alone will be the Master of your destiny and the Controller of your fate. Oh, it is a privilege to realize, if you really know your GOD, Peace has long since been declared, and Peace shall abide with you all." (New Day 10/13/56)

Undaunted by oppositions and human frailties, GOD'S Work of Righteousness
Has spread from shore to shore and land to land,
And we see the Scriptural fulfillment of GOD'S Perfect Plan,
To build the Temple of the LORD,
This time in the New Jerusalem it will be,
Where HE can gather in all Nations, Languages, Tongues and People
That through Righteousness the whole world might be Free!

As Solomon began to build the House of the LORD at Jerusalem in Mount Moriah in his day, so in these last days, history has repeated itself, and the House of the LORD has been established in the top of the Mountain at Woodmont, the Country Seat of the World, Philadelphia, and we can see the changes being made as we learn of His ways. For it is written:

'And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountain, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
'And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob: and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem." (Isaiah 2:2, 3)

And FATHER DIVINE has said:



"We shall have a Righteous Government and all of the Nations of the earth shall flow into it -- for this Righteous Government of which I AM speaking is the Mount of the House of the Lord that I AM lifting! Aren't you glad! And they are saying here and now, here and there,

'Let us go up to the Mount of the House of the LORD that HE might teach of His Ways!'

"They are coming from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and they are coming from the South American Countries to the City of Brotherly Love -- not only coming here mentally and spiritually but they are coming here Physically and Personally! "For truly, this Country was predestined to be the Mount of the House of GOD, where the children of men shall live in Peace and Quiet Resting Places, where no man can make them afraid!" (New Day 12/28/47)

As the Law has gone out from Woodmont,
Righteousness shall Forever Reign,
For the Eternal King OF Kings is reigning in righteousness,








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