True Gospel Revealed Anew By Jesus. Volume 2
Dr. Channing: Comments by a Minister.
March 21st, 1920.
Received by James Padgett
Let me write just a line as I merely desire to say that I have listened to what the Master has written and can testify that the love to God and love to our fellow man are not all that man needs for a basis of his religion. I was when on Earth a minister and taught the same doctrines that the preacher of the day taught, (Unitarian) and believed that they were all that man needed, and died in that belief; but, alas, I discovered after many years of darkness, and of happiness in my natural love that they would not furnish a basis for my progress to the Celestial Heavens - to the condition of the soul transformed by the Divine Love. I merely wanted to say this. If agreeable to you I should like to come some time and detail more at length my experience in learning the basis of the true religion.
I will say good night.
Your brother in Christ, Dr. Channing.
Dr. William Ellery Channing (April 7, 1780 - October 2, 1842) was the foremost Unitarian preacher in the United States in the early nineteenth century and, along with Andrews Norton, one of Unitarianism’s leading theologians. He was known for his articulate and impassioned sermons and public speeches, and as a prominent thinker in the liberal theology of the day. Dr. Channing’s religion and thought were among the chief influences on the New England Transcendentalists, though he never countenanced their views, which he saw as extreme. (Source: Wikipedia)