Church of Metaphysical Christianity
The Church of Metaphysical Christianity is a small Floridabased
Spiritualist church founded in 1958 by Rev. Dorothy
Graff Flexer and Russell J. Flexer, who were earlier associated
with the Spiritualist Episcopal Church. In 1958, amid charges
of fake mediumship at Camp Chesterfield, Indiana, the Flexers
were among those who led the Spiritualist Episcopal Church to
break with the camp. However, in that same year the Flexers
also left the Spiritualist Episcopal Church to establish their independent
work in Florida.
The Flexers teach what is termed Metaphysical Christianity.
Metaphysical Christianity attempts to combine religion, science,
and philosophy, and members live out of the spiritual
truths revealed in the life and teachings of Jesus. It studies to
discern the laws of nature and tries to conform to them. Obedience
to natural laws constitutes the highest form of worship.
Among the laws that have been discovered are the laws of life,
love (the creative force of life), truth (right thinking), compensation,
freedom, abundance, and perfection.
As with other Spiritualist churches, the Church of Metaphysical
Christianity attempts to demonstrate the continuity of life
through mediumship and encourages members to develop
their own gifts of the spirit so that such communication becomes
a natural part of human life. The church affirms that
after death, the human spirit continues and remains conscious
and can thus communicate with the visible earth plane. Also
from spirit comes the power to heal. The church publishes a
monthly magazine, The Metaphysical Messenger, and is headquartered
at 2717 Browning St., Sarasota, FL 33577. Issues of
Metaphysical Messenger are available from the church’s website
at httphome1.gte.netcmcpress.
Church of Metaphysical Christianity.
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Davis, Charles [Dorothy Flexer]. A New Way of Life. Sarasota,
Fla. Church of Metaphysical Christianity, 1989.
———. Spirit Speaks. Sarasota, Fla. Church of Metaphysical
Christianity, 1988.
Wade, Alsa Madison. At the Shrine of the Master. Philadelphia,
Pa. Dorrance, 1953

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