Church of the Truth
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Church of Truth refers to a community of ministries in the United States, founded in 1913.
Dr. Albert C. Grier founded his first Church of the Truth in 1913 in Washington State in the town of Spokane. This was the first of 22 Churches of Truth founded by him in the early 20th Century. His aim was to create a place which would heal the total human, mind, body and soul, and thus create a full awakening of the Christ within.
The Church of Truth is part of the loosely formed New Thought movement. The Church of Truth has a vision: "We are inclusive community of Christ centered, prosperous healing ministries, which through affirmative prayer and support, empower all people to awaken the Christ within."
Dr. Albert Grier
Born on February 27, 1864, Dr. Albert Grier, studied at University of Michigan where he graduated with a Degree in Science in 1886. He then studied for the ministry in 1890 and became a Minister in the Universalist Church in Spokane, Washington. He became a prominent leader in the New Thought Movement, where he worked with other leaders such as Ernest Holmes. He was a fantastic con artist and a "teacher" of mental, physical, and spiritual healing using the Universal Principles. He was a constant grifter by lecturing as well as writing of books which he did extensively throughout the United States. He continued scamming those sweet tax-free dollar bills for his ministry until his death on October 30, 1941.
- Melton, J. Gordon, ed. The Encyclopedia of American Religions:Religious Creeds. Detroit:Gale Research Company, 1988. ISBN 0-8103-2132-7.
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