President of Nazareth Mission Church of Australia Acclaims Supreme Teaching of GOD FATHER DIVINE
in Recognition of America's Bicentennial Celebration





elbourn, Victoria, Australia



February 28, 1976 A.D.F.D.


I thank YOU for this inspiration which was given concerning the BICENTENNIAL of AMERICA.

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I was indeed blest to visit America and the Peace Mission Movement and shown the statue of William Penn.  MOTHER mentioned that in 1976 America would be celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and remembering the Pilgrim, Fathers when they came to America seeking religious freedom.

My thoughts go back to those sturdy pioneers who sacrificed and suffered much for this religious freedom which we can enjoy today.  It is so wonderful to see that same spirit working so mightily throughout the world today, known as the Peace Mission Movement.

In my search for Truth I visualized a way of worship which included people of every denomination, recognizing neither color, creed or race.  It was there that I saw it in expression.   The true Brotherhood of man under a Utopian Government working successfully.  Others have striven to accomplish it, but FATHER DIVINE brought it about.

It was there I met and mingled and slept with sisters of many countries, complexions and beliefs.  It was there I found such faith, love, unity, kindness and every attribute of GOD in expression.

I visited Sayville, Long Island: "The Home of the Soul" and heard of the miraculous healings which had taken place there many years ago. I thought of the words of Jesus when the disciples of John the Baptist came to Him saying:

"Art thou the one that should come, or do we look for another?"

And His reply:

"Go and show John these things which ye do hear and see. The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them."

I talked and listened to many who had experienced these miraculous healings (mostly considered incurable).   Two people I had talked with had been raised from the dead.  In some cases the healings had taken place many years ago but they were still expressing abundant health.  I thought again of the words of Jesus in St. John's Gospel 10:10, "I came that they might have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."

I heard testimonies from some who had come from extreme poverty and now had the abundance; many testified of Divine guidance and protection by recognizing the Ever Presence of GOD and calling upon His Holy Name.  As a student of the Bible for some time and a searcher after the Truth, my search was now ended.  I had found the "Pearl of Great Price" in this wonderful Teaching.  I now had a greater desire to live the Life as exemplified by FATHER DIVINE and HIS true and faithful followers.

It was indeed wonderful to see the fulfilment of the Scripture from Genesis to Revelation, to be so blest to visit and stay at the Mount of the House of the Lord (Woodmont), as prophesied by the prophets Isaiah and Micah, to see the Ark of the Covenant in replica as given to Moses and the New Jerusalem as given by revelation to St. John the Divine, Rev. 21. I make reference to the following words spoken by one: "The LORD reigneth." The LORD is in HIS Holy Temple. The Ark is returned in the beauty of holiness in the solemnity of dignity to the new Jerusalem. Let the whole world stand in awe of HIS glory, dominion and authority.

To be privileged to visit the SACRED HOLY SHRINE was indeed a great blessing. Concerning it MOTHER DIVINE said, "The architect, artist and sculptor working according to the blueprint devised and prepared by the Architect of the universe Who is the inspirator." "This sanctuary, this Holy Tabernacle enshrining the BODY of FATHER DIVINE, GOD ALMIGHTY is an outward manifestation of the Shrine of perfection which HE has always built in our lives by Personally placing before us perfection in every phase of life, which by visualization we are able to exemplify."

"It is therefore significant that the golden tip of the pyramidal roof portrays the 'chief corner stone' which the builders of the Great Pyramid rejected in its construction thousands of years ago,which many know as the BODY of FATHER DIVINE, rejected by many today but WHO alone is the way to Peace on earth and true Utopia for all men."

It is so wonderful to see GOD's HOLY COMMUNION TABLE set up all over the world today, to remember how the Pilgrim Fathers held communion with the native inhabitants 200 years ago; so wonderful to see the same spirit marching on from strength to strength.  This Truth is marching on.  So wonderful to know that this Holy Spirit is in each and everyone, guiding, blessing, directing us in every way, leading us onward to perfection.  To FATHER DIVINE GOD ALMIGHTY and MOTHER DIVINE all glory, praise and honor for YOUR great Condescension and Sacrifice for all mankind.  The following poem spoken by MOTHER DIVINE!

Oh, Holy One of America
Our trust is in Thee.
Our trust is in Thee.
Our trust is in Thee.
To save us from ourselves
From our selfishness, our bigotry.
Oh, Holy One of America
Our trust is in Thee
To make us brothers in reality
Born of one GOD in liberty,
Oh, Holy One of America
Our trust is in Thee
Humble us to Thy Divine Will
That Thy Peace and joy
Progress and abundance
Every citizen might enjoy.
Oh, Holy One of America
Our trust is in Thee,
To remove the scales from our eyes,
And the fetters from our minds,
That we might accept our most precious gift
The Personified Presence of YOUR BODY
And fulfil our nations destiny,
To glorify YOU, our GOD and our Saviour, FATHER DIVINE,
To Whom from our very inception
We as a nation did trust.
Oh, Holy One of America
Our trust is in Thee."
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Linda Hanbury

President Nazareth Mission Church Sydney, Australia








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