Forum of the International Righteous Government Bicentennial Wedding Anniversary of Father and Mother Divine






The Unity Mission Church
907  N. 41st Street Philadelphia, Pennsyvania

The Unity Mission Church 907 N. 41st Street Philadelphia, Pennsyvania



Miss Mazy Justice opened the Forum speaking as follows:

Peace FATHER and Peace MOTHER: Peace to our Visiting Guests and Friends and Peace to our visiting Followers from our Peace Mission Churches in foreign countries, and Peace Everyone! I know we all know that this is a glorious occasion for which we have gathered here today, and to me it is the most solemn and the most wonderful occasion except the Holy Marriage in 1946. We thank FATHER, because the pioneers or the Pilgrims who came to this Country, came with that same spirit—to unite. They left their mother country and their fatherland and came to form these United States of America; therefore, we find it actually the thing to do this Bicentennial year — to combine FATHER DIVINE's and MOTHER DIVINE's 30th Wedding Anniversary with our nation's 200th Anniversary. (applause)

So, FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE, we are most grateful to YOU for preparing this day, that we might have this beautiful occasion — another and most significant highlight in the history Of America.

After the Scripture reading, the Speaker of the House, Mr. Leo Everett, arose to speak as follows:

Peace, FATHER! Peace, MOTHER! Peace, Everyone! We all know how deeply involved FATHER was Personally with the Government of this Country, and the world, through HIS Peace Stamps.

On January 11, 1976 A.D.F.D. the Joint Session of Congress of the FATHER DIVINE's International Righteous Government held a commemorative meeting here at the Unity Mission Church. Many delegates, Senators, and Representatives traveled long distances to gather at that historic meeting. It was the 40th Anniversary of FATHER DIVINE's International Righteous Government Convention held in New York City January 10th, 11th, and 12th, 1936.

The Planks initiated at that Convention in 1936 received worldwide attention through the press, and other media of communication. The leaders of world government received personal copies of that document It stands as a testament to the wisdom of FATHER DIVINE. It is the forerunner to all legislation made manifest in our times to make the righteous laws of our land a living reality. That which was once scoffed at has remained for men to pray for.

At the 40th Anniversary of the Convention and the Celebration of our Nation's 200th Birthday, the consciousness of the Conventionaires was filled with the basic, concrete facts of the major part that FATHER DIVINE has played in preparing AMERICA that She might rightly celebrate 200 years of endurance.

Out of the wilderness of oppositions, accusations, persecutions, and exploitations, it took GOD through Moses 40 years to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. And Moses sang songs of praises to GOD for leading them through the wilderness of sin. Moses cautioned the children of Israel not to murmur against the Lord in their self-righteousness of deliverance. A set of laws were handed down by GOD from an holy place, and the priesthood of each individual was established. There came a time when a11 the lands from Gilead to Dan were shown by GOD to Moses as an inheritance to those who would follow in the wake of the Spirit.

In the revelationic prediction of John, he declared, "I saw a new heaven and a new earth ... And I, John, saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from GOD ..." Coming down through all the generations and versions of men, FATHER DIVINE set into motion this new nation, AMERICA!

The fundamental of America's existence, as expressed in her Declaration of Independence and in her Constitution is rooted in the belief in GOD who makes man in His own image, and, in the belief in each man who is meant to develop his godliness in this world. America.'s inherent way of living is by particularizing the philosophical/religious principles of her Judeo-Christian culture.

In the wake of the Spirit, the founding fathers of this Nation forged through the wilderness of this once unknown land, and dared risk their all to consummate the noble documents of this country —THE NEW JERUSALEM!

When America was caught in the vortex of economic collapse, the Great Depression followed. The cries of America went up to GOD; and in the valley of Her tears, FATHER DIVINE came!

The "holy experiment" of William Penn had run amuck because greed, lust for life, inordinate speculation and selfish aggrandizement had supplanted the intoning of the Declaration of Independence, ". .. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."

Hungry, bedraggled people in hopeless despair, and dispossessed furnishings littered the streets of America. The "dust bowl" drought and famine stalked our farmlands. Bread lines of gaunt faced millions were common phenomena. The vast unemployed struggled to survive. Every sector of America was a wasteland of lacks and extreme deprivation. Everywhere was congested with hunger, poverty, and disease.

Without the aid of men, organizations, governments, or nations, FATHER DIVINE solved the economic and social problems of all those who came to HIM from around the world. After leading them through the wilderness of error and folly, HE established a political mandate for world government, with the essential quality of VIRTUE.

The Key that was given to Simon in the Holy Scripture is the same Key that was given, in the Name of the FATHER, to MOTHER DIVINE in a distant land. Though thousands before Her received this Key, it was never consummated until that time, in the Name of the FATHER, in Virtue descending and Virtue Ascending. It is the Keyflower to a11 that which is wonderful in life!

When FATHEB DIVINE married MOTHER DIVINE in our Nation's Capital 30 years ago, thousands of people around the world were given the legal right to become the nobles of the earth. No longer was there a need for humanity to walk in the twilight of its immortal quest. The price was, paid; the sacrifice has been made, and we celebrate on this Day the Highest Holy Mass of VIRTUE ever known to man!

Not only does FATHER DIVINE require of us to have a virtuous body, but we must be virtuous of spirit, virtuoua of mind, virtuous of behavior. The in-dwelling Christ must manifest Itself in every activity of our lives It is for the healing of the nations.

And now, O, FATHER, YOUR Hour is come to be glorified in the earth as we go forth, as a blessing among the people, clothed in the Virtue Personified in YOUR. Spotless Virgin Bride!

Thank YOU, FATHER and MOTHER Dear.








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