Church of Metaphysical Christianity

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Church of Metaphysical Christianity

The Church of Metaphysical Christianity is a small Florida-based 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


Church of Metaphysical Christianity. March 8, 2000.

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